• Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Tim Durbin is the only American competing in the World Marathon Challenge that started last Saturday and ends in Sydney on Friday. So far, the 31-year-old has...

  • WATCH: Surprised by which restaurant's super-racy Super Bowl TV is only in the West?

    By Bruce Horovitz, USA Today
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Perhaps one of the raciest Super Bowl spots, ever, will be seen on Super Bowl Sunday by less than half the country. The regional ad by regional burger chain Carl's Jr., which will mostly be seen by viewers in states in the West, features a model promoting its new All-Natural Burger...

  • Petition supporting dad arrested for giving daughter cannabis oil gains huge support

    By Jessica Best and Chris Richards, Daily Mirror
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A staggering 150,000 supporters have put their name to a petition in support of a father who gave his dying daughter cannabis oil to ease her pain. Adam Koessler was arrested and charged earlier this month after giving his two-year-old daughter Rumer a medicinal form of the...

  • Prince Andrew denies claims he had sex with underage girl

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, Queen Elizabeth II's second son and fifth in line to the British throne, has faced increasing pressure to...

  • 'Saved by the Bell' actor pleads not guilty in bar fight

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin. Dustin Diamond and his fiancée, Amanda Schutz (SHUTS), appeared in Ozaukee County Circuit Court...

  • Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The full environmental impact of the...

  • Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark night. But things suddenly turned tense when one of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment. Screaming over...

  • Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The vote by the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board of selectmen to raze the...

  • Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the...

  • Some things to know as NFL investigates Patriots' footballs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president for...

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