• FSU's Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes' name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and "Pistol" Pete Maravich. They're on a short list of players to get into such an offensive "zone" that their performances led to memorable scoring...

  • Lauren Hill makes it through full season despite tumor

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill's smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more than $1.3 million for research into the type of brain tumor that...

  • Florida Panthers add Jaromir Jagr for playoff run

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for a second-round pick in June and either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016. Jagr had 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games this season for New Jersey. His playing time...

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose will have surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee and a timetable for his return will be determined after the operation. The 2011 NBA MVP played in only 10 games last season before having surgery for a similar...

  • Politicians react to the death of Missouri state auditor

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reaction from federal and state politicians from Missouri about Thursday's death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor: ___ "I join all Missourians in mourning the passing of State Auditor Tom Schweich, a brilliant,...

  • Kansas House passes drunk driving laws

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House approved two bills changing the states' penalties for driving under the influence. The full House voted on the bills Thursday. One measure would increase penalties for drunk drivers who cause bodily harm to others in accidents, and the other would...

  • Board approves ballot language for Michigan road fund vote

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Board of State Canvassers has set the wording of a road funding ballot proposal asking voters if they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1.3 billion a year more for transportation infrastructure. The elections board approved the language...

  • Senate rejects bill related to Utah caucus system law

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawmakers have rejected a bill that would ultimately repeal a 2014 law that overhauls Utah's system for nominating political candidates. The proposal required two-thirds approval to pass, but senators voted 14-15 on the measure Thursday morning. The bill was...

  • Puerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy code

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code. The push comes after a federal judge ruled that...

  • Pope's finance czar under scrutiny over spending expose

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' finance czar, who has ruffled feathers at the Vatican as he seeks to impose order on its unruly finances as part of Francis' reform, is coming under intense scrutiny. Italian weekly L'Espresso reports in its Friday editions that Cardinal George Pell's...

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