• Eagles release cornerback Cary Williams

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams. Williams was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013 and started all 32 games over the last two seasons. He had five interceptions. Williams was a seventh-round draft round pick of the Tennessee...

  • Scott highlights Florida's history as he talks of its future

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech Tuesday that was as much a Florida history lesson as it was a vision for the state's future — telling lawmakers he wants more tax cuts, more money for education and more affordable college tuition. Scott...

  • Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Carson, the only African-American expected to enter the race, rose to...

  • Bill on mandatory fines for animal fighting clears Senate

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill to set mandatory fines for people convicted of animal fighting is headed to the governor's desk. Animal fighting is not widespread in Colorado, with only two people in the state convicted of the crime during the past three years. But bill sponsors say the...

  • EU officials announce bust of major tax fraud ring

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union officials say they have broken up a cross-border gang responsible for cheating EU member countries of 150 million euros ($168 million) in tax revenue. Europol and Eurojust, the EU agencies for law enforcement and criminal prosecution, said...

  • Man falls to death from paraglider, teen daughter survives

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California man fell 1,000 feet to his death in a paragliding accident while his teenage daughter, who was flying in tandem with him, survived. A Santa Barbara County sheriff's statement Monday says 60-year-old veterinarian Ronald Faoro...

  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen Morse, a...

  • GENEVA AUTO SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Speed and luxury dominate

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — These cars may come with outrageous price tags, but it doesn't cost to goggle. Here's a look at some of the models showcased at the car show in Geneva, where automakers focused on powerful sports cars and luxury sedans. Among them, Lamborghini showed off its...

  • Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBC News president Andrew Lack is in talks to return to that network's troubled news organization. An executive at NBC Universal who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel matter said Tuesday that Lack, a veteran entertainment executive who...

  • Apollo Theater to honor blues singer Billie Holiday

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday. The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 17, 1915, and died in 1959 at the age of 44. Holiday performed at least two dozen times at the Apollo. She...

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