• Tale of Tiger's tooth: 'Dude ... caught me square on mouth'

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his front tooth was knocked out in Italy on Jan. 19 while celebrating girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's record 63rd World Cup victory. He said one tooth was...

  • Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and...

  • Hearing for former NFL star Darren Sharper set for Feb. 17

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge set the new hearing date Tuesday after...

  • Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages....

  • AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization." EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de...

  • Mercedes selects AM General to make SUVs in the US

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Military and commercial vehicle maker AM General will start making Mercedes-Benz SUVs this summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker. AM General will make the R-Class, a seven-seat SUV, at its commercial vehicle plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The...

  • Orders for US durable goods stumbled in December

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid escalating worries about the global economy. Orders for durable goods fell 3.4 percent in December, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the...

  • Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. Facebook said the outage that made its sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users in the...

  • Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections for...

  • Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the...

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