• Rodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Just living the dream. And looking for more. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award Saturday night, and J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet to take top defensive honors. Rodgers, also the 2011 Associated Press NFL...

  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set. Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested by...

  • Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Sunday. Murray has now been a losing finalist four times here, losing twice previously to...

  • For Clinton, deciding how to prepare for a low-key primary

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge ahead for Hillary Rodham Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls: running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all. Clinton still isn't officially a candidate. But the former secretary of state is far atop early...

  • Where the Democratic contenders stand in the 2016 race

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlike the active jockeying among Republicans thinking about running for president, there is little public action among the Democratic considering a White House bid. Here's a look at where they stand. ___ HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON The leading contender, Clinton is...

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. The failure to save Goto raised...

  • UN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,375 in January

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence in the country amid the war against the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 1,375 people in January. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq, known as UNAMI, put the number of civilians killed at 790,...

  • Thai luxury train locomotive catches fire, no one hurt

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — The locomotive of a luxury train carrying about 200 mostly European tourists caught fire as it was leaving a station in western Thailand, but no one was hurt. The Bangkok Post website cited Police Maj. Sukhon Rat-iam as saying the accident occurred Sunday morning as the...

  • Iran's Ahmadinejad launches website ahead of vote

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a website ahead of parliamentary elections next year in a sign he may be eyeing a political comeback despite a recent corruption scandal. The website, ahmadinejad.ir, was launched Sunday with a big smiling...

  • Romanian mountain Ice Church draws all types of Christians

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    BALEA LAC, Romania (AP) — High on a remote mountain in Romania, priests have blessed a church made entirely from ice, outstanding both for its architectural style as well as being a place for religious tolerance. Builders have once again created the Ice Church, which is only reachable...

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