• Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

    Updated: 40 min ago

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh...

  • Hungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin

    Updated: 40 min ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 3,000 people attended the "Spring Comes, Orban Goes" rally outside parliament. Orban's...

  • End of bighorn sheep herd could help others throughout West

    Updated: 42 min ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Sheep Mountain herd of bighorns on the Idaho-Oregon border once contained nearly 90 members until the arrival of bacterial pneumonia. Now, biologists plan to use a helicopter this week to capture the three known survivors in Idaho and search for others that...

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    Updated: 56 min ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. The failure to save Goto raised...

  • New York Giants matriarch Ann Mara dies at 85

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85. Giants co-owner John Mara announced his mother's death on Super Bowl Sunday. Ann Mara slipped in front of her home in Rye, New York, during an ice storm two...

  • US arts agency official to visit Detroit's cultural area

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts is scheduled to visit Detroit's cultural center area, including the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jane Chu's planned tour on Monday includes the Sugar Hill Arts District and the Woodward Garden Block. She's also set to...

  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops Annie Awards

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2" topped the 42nd Annie Awards, taking best feature at the annual honors for animation. In the Saturday night ceremony hosted at the Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, "How to Train Your Dragon" won five...

  • Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother. The defense is expected to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the mastermind behind the twin explosions that...

  • Pretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith scheduled...

  • ND lawmakers to mull bipartisan medical pot measure

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota. Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson's bill has bipartisan support. Anderson says she introduced the legislation at the request of one of her constituents who suffers...

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