• NASCAR topic: Cheating with tire pressure, or just hot air?

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — There's been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air. After last two races, NASCAR confiscated tires from teams. It...

  • White Sox claim pitcher Kyle Drabek off waivers from Toronto

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have claimed pitcher Kyle Drabek off waivers from Toronto. The White Sox made the move Friday. Drabek spent most of 2014 at Triple-A Buffalo. He made two appearances with Toronto, working three scoreless innings. Over parts of five seasons...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; Victoria Reggie Kennedy. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Victoria Kennedy; former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Richard Burr,...

  • Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him...

  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. He's also asking private businesses to include kids who are left out of the experience because they...

  • Colorado drilling plan has safeguards for Dinosaur Monument

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A federal government plan for drilling in energy-rich northwestern Colorado released Friday includes stepped-up protections for public land near Dinosaur National Monument. The proposal would also ease limits on what time of year drilling rigs can operate if energy...

  • Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities...

  • AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in an interview at his office in Kiev, said...

  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by...

  • Brazil's economy barely avoided recession last year

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy grew just 0.1 percent last year, barely keeping the country out of a recession, the government's statistics bureau said Friday. It was the worst result since 2009 and bad news for President Dilma Rousseff, whose popularity has plummeted along...

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