• LeBron returns, Love, Irving team for 44, as Cavs top Kings

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 44 points, and LeBron James scored 19 in his return from a one-game absence, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed hot, beating the Sacramento Kings 101-90 on Friday night for their ninth straight win. Love led Cleveland with 23...

  • Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night. Portland, which has lost four of five, led after each of the first three quarters but...

  • Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's largest newspaper is facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. The Australian newspaper's obituary of Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies...

  • Laird leads as Tiger shoots 82 and misses the cut

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain wasn't the only thing that put a damper on the Phoenix Open on Friday. The rowdiest event on the PGA Tour goes into Super Bowl weekend without Tiger Woods, who had the worst score of his career and missed the cut by 12 shots. Also gone is Phil Mickelson,...

  • German World War II panzer ace Otto Carius dies at 92

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92. Carius died at home in western Germany Jan. 24 after a short illness, according to a statement Friday on the website of the...

  • Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

    Updated: 7 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group's members, ranging in age from 20s to 70s, were among nearly 200 people whose donations to the...

  • Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

    Updated: 23 min ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments." But this time, those...

  • NY state advises non-immune after train rider gets measles

    Updated: 39 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train. So they want to make people aware while noting that most New Yorkers have been vaccinated against the disease. The state Health Department said Friday...

  • More measles cases found in California

    Updated: 53 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday. Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state, up from 79 on Wednesday. Of those, 58 infections have been linked to...

  • BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner

    Updated: 54 min ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Editors, Wire Editors, Photo Editors, The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend: STAFF FEATURES: OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OKLAHOMA CITY — With sliding oil prices expected to deepen a $300 million hole in next year's budget, Oklahoma lawmakers will...

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