• Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is...

  • NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. "As an organization, and as an individual, it's been a tough year,"...

  • Spoiler list: 10 Super Bowl commercials you'll be talking about

    MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK — It's almost show time. When the Super Bowl kicks off at on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. At $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, they're all hoping to have the ad everyone will be talking about Monday...

  • New lottery tickets come with a side of bacon _ scent

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start. The $1 bacon-scented tickets with a top prize of $1,000 hit the market in early January. Lottery officials went with a conservative print run just in case they were a bust but now...

  • Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in '16

    Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016. The Republican Party's 2012 nominee plans to tell supporters about his plans to pass on another national campaign...

  • Correction: Obit--Edward Saylor story

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about the death of Edward Saylor, a Doolittle Raider who flew a risky raid during World War II, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the mission. It was April 18, 1942, not April 28, 1942. A corrected version of the story is below: 1...

  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

    Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Authorities say rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles. Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office said Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and is being held on $2...

  • Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. "There it is! There it is!" shouted team members at the...

  • Former Oregon State University student cited for recording porn video in campus library

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 19-year-old woman has been accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library at Oregon State University. OSU spokesman Steve Clark says the university learned about the video Tuesday, but it apparently was recorded during the fall semester and posted...

  • McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Shortly after Kissinger, 91,...

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