• Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission. For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super Bowl. But for many business owners, it's simply the "big game" or "game day." Radio hosts are...

  • Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving. He ranked 42nd in the NFL in both categories. Forty-second. It's no surprise that Hall of Famer and NFL Network's Deion Sanders dissed Baldwin and the rest of Seattle's receiving group. Few...

  • Scott Walker ramping up a national political operation

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the crowded Republican presidential field. On Friday, Walker addresses a Washington audience for the first time this year. It's his only speaking engagement in a day...

  • Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer — defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The donors, in interviews with...

  • US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — When the U.S. government backed construction of a hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, it envisioned a project that would power the community and stir the economy in Oaxaca state. Yet to residents, the project near the Cerro de Oro dam stirred painful...

  • Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. "Government institutions are working...

  • Egypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security...

  • Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV in police custody

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime is in custody as police investigate his motives. Prosecutors and police have not identified the man who was seen pacing around a TV...

  • China education minister demands rejection of Western values

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom. Yuan Guiren reiterated the need for strict ruling Communist Party...

  • Qatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways says it is buying a nearly 10 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia. The government-backed Gulf carrier said on Friday that the decision to buy 9.99 percent...

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