• Police unable to confirm gang rape at University of Virginia described in Rolling Stone article

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, described in graphic detail in a Rolling Stone article, showed no evidence the attack took place and was stymied by the accuser's unwillingness to cooperate, authorities...

  • Looking to 'inspire,' Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro. The four-time Olympic gold medalist went out with a bang, winning three individual events and helping her California team win the NCAA championship last weekend. Now, Franklin can start competing for money and...

  • Brian Williams attends gala to keep alma mater open

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams attended a fundraiser and donated $50,000 in a bid to keep his Catholic high school in New Jersey from closing. Mater Dei Prep announced in February it will close in June because of financial problems unless it...

  • Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign. "I am running for president and I hope to earn your...

  • Funeral held for Mexican wrestler killed during match

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The funeral was held Sunday for Mexican wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, who died from injuries sustained during a match in Tijuana. Aguayo, 35, was the son of the legendary Pedro "Perro" Aguayo, now retired and a member of the Aztec...

  • Resort: Backup brakes didn't deploy on Maine ski lift

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Less than five years ago, Rick Tonge was riding a chairlift at Sugarloaf ski resort in Maine when five chairs — including his — plummeted 30 feet to the snowy ground below, injuring him and his son. Then over the weekend, another chairlift at Sugarloaf...

  • Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect. The company had...

  • WATCH: Broncos’ RB C.J. Anderson surprises his grandmother with a new car

    Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Anyone who knows Broncos running back C.J. Anderson understands his grandmother deserved the precious gift. Anderson is a slashing and bruising runner capable of bouncing a defensive lineman and eluding a defensive back. But thanks in large part to the way his grandmother brought him...

  • Teen escapes car hanging off bridge over river

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teen may have is lucky to have escaped uninjured from his vehicle after it landed atop a bridge over the Merrimack River. New Hampshire state police say a Nashua teen lost control of his Honda Accord on Saturday, hit a snowbank then went airborne....

  • Longtime Nebraska senator flexes a second skill: sketching

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's longest-serving lawmaker drops to one knee and spreads more than five-dozen sheets of notepaper across the floor of his office. Sen. Ernie Chambers points to pencil sketches of a man, a pig and a hairy Cyclops. Behind him sits a box of framed portraits,...

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