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US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada

Canada’s Tamara Tatham reaches up to the basket as USA’s Skylar Diggins, left, and Breanna Stewart, right, defend, during the first half of an women's exhibition basketball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. women’s basketball team used a big run in the third quarter to beat Canada 76-51 on Monday night in an exhibition game.

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

In this April 22, 2014, file phot, Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. Authorities say the dangerous and costly prank known as “swatting", is becoming increasingly popular among people who play combat games over live video feeds while thousands of people watch. Authorities estimated they spent $100,000 to send more than 60 officers to the Long Beach, Long Island swatting hoax.  (AP Photo/Newsday, Jim Staubitser, File)

DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

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Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

This July 9, 2014 file photo shows French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the Vogue party, in Paris. Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections. Gaultier, known as Paris fashion's enfant terrible, has been designing ready-to-wear for nearly 40 years. The house's ready-to-wear swan song for spring-summer 2015 will be presented later this month in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

PARIS (AP) — The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections.

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Champagne confirms plan to challenge Blatter

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge President Sepp Blatter in next year’s election.

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Wentworth Golf Club sold to Chinese investors

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain’s most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for 135 million pounds ($220 million).

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