• Winter's reach: Southwest gets snow, California awaits storm

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday, while a storm moved across areas of California and brought much-needed precipitation. Sections of central and northern New Mexico received a record-breaking snowfall Friday and Saturday with more...

  • Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental...

  • Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot. While the discovery didn't occur in nearly...

  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth. Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it...

  • Youth hockey players escape injury in rink roof collapse

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-weighted roof collapsed at a skating rink on Saturday morning, officials said. Police in Canton said the rear portion of the roof at the Metropolis Skating Rink began to fail as a Norwood youth team...

  • Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

    By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, said his son, Adam Nimoy....

  • Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suit

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses. The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby's representatives publicly branded...

  • Arguments set for Monday in Wyoming wild horse roundup case

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Arguments in a federal lawsuit contesting the roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming last fall will focus on a federal law that carries different rules for private and federal land. The 1,263 horses gathered in late September and early October...

  • Pirates call it sickening to see 'Jihadi John' in team hat

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates say it's "absolutely sickening" to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" wearing a Pirates hat. Sky News published a photo Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, who officials say is the masked frontman for IS hostage beheading...

  • Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone. Evidence presented to the...