• Sore back and all, Bode Miller makes US roster for worlds

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Alpine director of the U.S. Ski Team has a healthy — and extremely confident — Lindsey Vonn for the world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. One of the best slalom skiers in teenager Mikaela Shiffrin, too. And don't forget Ted Ligety, who won three titles at the...

  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read by a voice claiming to be Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, was released online after...

  • Transfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lava

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county. After slow-moving lava poured into the Pahoa trash transfer station, it was turned into a public viewing area last month. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director...

  • Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

    Updated: 5 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren't for their superstars. But both teams got here with...

  • Gov. Gary Herbert talks Medicaid, religious rights in speech

    Updated: 6 min ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert used his sixth annual State of the State address Wednesday night to call on Utah lawmakers to approve his Medicaid expansion plan and ensure the state protects religious rights in the upcoming legislative session. Speaking to lawmakers in the...

  • Panama high court OKs corruption probe of ex-president

    Updated: 6 min ago

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Supreme Court voted Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move likely to rally popular support in a nation where the politically powerful rarely face justice for misdeeds. A statement from the court said all...

  • Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans

    Updated: 6 min ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities. Authorities say Brian Hanrahan was shot early Tuesday...

  • Group's ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowl

    Updated: 9 min ago

    No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying "No more." This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house. The Super Bowl commercial by No More, the group trying to end domestic violence and...

  • 76ers snap 6-game skid, beat Pistons 89-69

    Updated: 18 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams got winded sooner than he usually does and had difficulty breathing well throughout the game. It didn't seem to matter. Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, Robert Covington scored 19 points and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a...

  • Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke

    Updated: 19 min ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke. Grant finished with 23 points and 12 assists and in the final 67 seconds hit a jumper just as the shot...

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