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  • No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey scored 15 points in the first half and No. 6 Virginia held Harvard to one field goal before the break as the Cavaliers rolled, 76-27 Sunday. Malcolm Brogdon also scored 15 for Virginia (11-0), which equaled its best start since the 1992-93 season...

  • Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. "Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the other have been taken into custody," Interior...

  • Egypt President awards medal to retired spy chief

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi awarded the country's intelligence chief one of the state's highest awards on Sunday, after ordering his retirement. Gen. Mohammed Farid el-Tohamy, a longtime mentor of el-Sissi, was seen as a hardliner in the government crackdown...

  • Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A polling firm says Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from Tunisia's previous regimes, has won the nation's presidential runoff. Sigma Conseil's exit polls in Sunday's election gave Essebsi 55.5 percent of the votes and outgoing interim President Moncef...

  • Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    KITTERY, Maine (AP) — There's an unusual ship undergoing sea trials off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. The angular vessel called the "Ghost" looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop a pair of underwater tubes housing 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. It's not...

  • Egypt court bars pictures in homosexuality trial

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says a judge has barred photographers from taking courtroom pictures of 26 men on trial in connection to their suspected homosexuality, after their families protested. The case has captured public attention. Scenes of half-naked men covering...

  • Egypt human rights group to register under restrictive law

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent human rights groups announced Sunday that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading group founded...

  • Belarus' president promises help for Ukraine

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. Ukraine's year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled...

  • Focus on running backs in Broncos-Bengals Monday matchup

    Updated: 11 min ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — When Andy Dalton is on the sideline Monday night, he'll make sure to steal a few glances at the field to check out his counterpart. Who doesn't want to watch Peyton Manning do his thing in prime time? "Yeah, growing up I was watching Peyton play, so it's fun to be...

  • Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town

    Updated: 11 min ago

    MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months. The battle for Sinjar and the...

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