• SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood." Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's elegantly crafted backstage romp won best...

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration...

  • AP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances — and time. The wide receiver for the Browns has failed yet another drug test, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Gordon, who has twice been suspended by the NFL for...

  • Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died...

  • Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day. The zoo is...

  • 5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the...

  • Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed early Sunday when their car crossed the center line of a road and hit an oncoming vehicle, authorities say. The collision happened about 1 a.m. in Ypsilanti...

  • Gusty winds knock out power to 55K in Southern California

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said more than 54,000 customers — mostly in...

  • Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

    Yesterday

    DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas. The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889, doubling expectations, said Eric Bradley,...

  • Sundance Watch: Franco falls in love, Reed coy on engagement

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard: ____ FIRST LOOK: 'MISSISSIPPI GRIND' Two wildly different strangers with a shared and debilitating love of rainbows and...

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