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  • Obama weighs in on deflated footballs, politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday said the NFL should consider how referees can control game footballs instead of individual teams and he defended his aggressive stance with congressional Republicans during a live interview during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show. The Obama interview mixed a discussion of the game's high-profile...

  • Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

    CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups. Australian Peter Greste was whisked away on a flight to Cyprus. His release came as a welcome...

  • Baby born on roadside as mom drives herself to hospital

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway, police said. Devi Ostler's labor started Saturday before she got in the car, but soon became overwhelming and she called 911, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jalaine Hawkes said. On a...

  • Sheriff's office IDs injured Mount Hood climbers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a husband and wife who were taken to a Portland hospital after a fall on Mount Hood. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Michelle Carlson of Portland suffered two broken ankles and her husband — 39-year-old Brian Carlson — broke a leg. Members of Portland Mountain Rescue and...

  • Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

    CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties. Blizzard conditions developed in Chicago — where more than a foot was expected by...

  • Man arrested outside White House grounds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has arrested a man who climbed a bicycle rack outside the White House grounds Sunday, and he's been charged with unlawful entry. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the incident happened at a temporary bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday afternoon. The rack is set back from the White House...

  • Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police. The photo of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus with the sign...

  • Fog in Phoenix causes flight delays, cancellations

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officials Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say flight operations are back to normal after dense fog caused numerous delays and cancellations this morning. Airport spokeswoman Heather Lissner said Sunday that all departing flights are back on schedule. However, arriving flights are still trying to catch up. Super Bowl...

  • Snowstorm delays Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is suspended Monday because a snowstorm is expected. Around a foot of snow was forecast. Proceedings are scheduled to resume Tuesday. They also were postponed during last week's blizzard. More than 100 prospective jurors...

  • Michigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults. Inmates under 18 were forced to engage in sex acts with adult prisoners and staff, according to the lawsuit, with some abuse...

  • Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother

    BOSTON (AP) — The best chance to save the life of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be to put his dead brother on trial. When Tsarnaev's case begins, his lawyers are likely to pin their hopes — and the bombings themselves — on his older brother, Tamerlan: a Golden Gloves boxer, college student, husband and father who also...

  • France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions

    PARIS (AP) — France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability. The backing was a victory for Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, striking a more conciliatory tone as he seeks new conditions on debt from creditors...

  • Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option." The accomplished Albuquerque pilot had set his sights long ago on flying farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history. He and co-pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia...

  • Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight

    SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that around 1,000 of Debaltseve's residents have...

  • Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California arrested a man accused of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days. Eddie Perez, 19, was taken into custody on Saturday night, a day after the girl signaled for help and was rescued, Hanford police Sgt. Justin Vallin...

  • Rights group: Egypt covering up protester deaths

    CAIRO (AP) — Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week. The London-based Amnesty said at least 27 people were killed over three days during protests...

  • Trial of ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez delayed by weather

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is being delayed by a snowstorm expected Monday. A state courts spokeswoman said Sunday the trial is expected to resume Tuesday. Hernandez is charged in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Lloyd's girlfriend...

  • Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison....

  • Asians slower to seek immigration protection

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan. Many advocates have blamed the paltry turnout among young Asian immigrants for the...

  • Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh spoke a day after another Islamic State hostage, Japanese...

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