• Vatican investigates 2 cases of child porn possession

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican investigated two cases of child pornography possession in the past year, officials said Saturday. The chief prosecutor of the Vatican city state's criminal tribunal, Gian Piero Milano, cited the two cases in a speech summarizing the tribunal's work in...

  • Fallen CU-Boulder astronauts remembered

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    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado-Boulder alumni Ellison Onizuka and Kalpana Chawla, who died in space shuttle accidents 17 years apart, were remembered at the Boulder campus on Saturday. Following a memorial, there was a procession to the Space Shuttle Challenger and Space...

  • Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

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    PHOENIX (AP) — In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy. That was how it played out last year in New York where many fans got into MetLife Stadium by purchasing tickets the day of the...

  • Robinson hits late runner, Pitt tops No. 8 Notre Dame 76-72

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's James Robinson took an elbow to the face from a teammate, a shot to mouth from Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson and a metaphorical punch to the gut when the eighth-ranked Irish turned an eight-point deficit into a one-point lead with 31 seconds left on...

  • NBA great backing marijuana legalization campaign in Ohio

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    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, a former current NFL player and a prominent fashion designer are among the investors in a group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio, organizers of the campaign announced. The group called ResponsibleOhio on Friday...

  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimism

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the...

  • Man ordered to trial in alleged necrophilia slaying

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    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he's considering a mental health defense for a Pennsylvania man charged with homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of his stepdaughter. Fifty-three-year-old Gregory Graf waived a preliminary hearing Friday in the death of 33-year-old...

  • Pats cheerleader also a UConn dean's list student

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    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Merkle is taking a few days off from classes at UConn to cheer on her New England Patriots. It's her job. Merkle, a senior who is majoring in biomedical engineering, joined the 28-member Patriots cheerleading squad in May. Since then, she's been juggling...

  • Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the devil in Sundance epic

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    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Epic is not usually a term associated with films coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, which makes director Rodrigo Garcia's imagined story of Jesus's journey through the desert even more striking. Shot by "Gravity" and "Birdman" cinematographer Emmanuel...

  • Shot fired in movie theater but nobody injured

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    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a shot was fired but nobody was injured during a dispute in a suburban Detroit theater. The Detroit News and broadcasters report the AMC Star Southfield was closed Friday evening after the shot. Officers say the gun was recovered and a man...

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