<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:10:42 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[PLAYOFF PULSE: Like it or not, Iowa 1 win away from playoff]]> http://gazette.com/playoff-pulse-like-it-or-not-iowa-1-win-away-from-playoff/article/feed/294660?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/playoff-pulse-like-it-or-not-iowa-1-win-away-from-playoff/article/feed/294660?custom_click=rss

Iowa is a victory away from the College Football Playoff.

You can question it if you want. You can rail against it. You can hate it and call it unfair, but the third-ranked Hawkeyes are 12-0 heading to the Big Ten championship game after beating Nebraska 28-20 on Friday.

Iowa has been a polarizing team as it climbed to No. 4 in the playoff rankings. Coach Kirk Ferentz's Hawkeyes have unquestionably benefited from a schedule that hasn't included any high-profile games.

The Hawkeyes' best victories: Wisconsin, Northwestern and Pittsburgh. All solid teams. But the Hawkeyes missed playing any of the Big Ten East big boys such as Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan. That will change next week. If Michigan State beats Pen

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:53:37 -0700 <![CDATA[Harden scores 50 as Rockets beat winless 76ers 116-114]]> http://gazette.com/harden-scores-50-as-rockets-beat-winless-76ers-116-114/article/feed/294672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harden-scores-50-as-rockets-beat-winless-76ers-116-114/article/feed/294672?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 50 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Philadelphia 76ers 116-114 on Friday night.

Harden was 14 for 28 from the field and 16 for 20 at the line in his third career game with 50 or more points. He is averaging 36.2 points in his last five games.

Philadelphia moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season. The Sixers have dropped 27 in a row dating to last season for the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports history, passing the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976 to '77. The previous record was also matched by the 76ers in 2013-14.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:53:33 -0700 <![CDATA[Seattle Black Lives Matter protest draws hundreds]]> http://gazette.com/seattle-black-lives-matter-protest-draws-hundreds/article/feed/294662?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seattle-black-lives-matter-protest-draws-hundreds/article/feed/294662?custom_click=rss SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle streets and shops as part of a Black Lives Matter protest on Black Friday.

Police said they made four arrests and one officer suffered a dislocated shoulder when the crowd interfered with an arrest at the Pacific Place shopping area. The police said about 700 people took part in the demonstration, one of many around the country.

The protesters carried signs with pictures of black men killed by police and demanding an end to such killings. They also chanted that their message was more important than looking for holiday shopping deals, saying "Black lives matter — not Black Friday.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:48:20 -0700 <![CDATA[Dubinsky, Blue Jackets beat Penguins 2-1 in OT]]> http://gazette.com/dubinsky-blue-jackets-beat-penguins-2-1-in-ot/article/feed/294671?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dubinsky-blue-jackets-beat-penguins-2-1-in-ot/article/feed/294671?custom_click=rss

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored with 2:18 left in overtime after a dazzling setup by Brandon Dubinsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Friday night.

An intense game ratcheted up another level after Dubinsky cross-checked Penguins star Sidney Crosby in the back of the neck late in the second period. Crosby was slow getting to his skates and went to the locker room with 1:20 left, but returned for the third period and played the rest of the game.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 41 shots for the Penguins, and Sergei Bobrovsky turned away 24 for Columbus.

Evgeni Malkin put Pittsburgh ahead on a power play with 10:45 left, but Ryan Johansen tied it 2:42 later.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:41:20 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: Police ID Officer killed in Colorado shooting]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-police-id-officer-killed-in-colorado-shooting/article/feed/294604?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-police-id-officer-killed-in-colorado-shooting/article/feed/294604?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):

8:15 p.m.

The officer killed in the Planned Parenthood clinic shootings in Colorado Springs has been identified as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey (SWAY'-zee).

Swasey was a member of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Police Department. The university says Swasey had gone to the clinic to support Colorado Springs police after he learned of the shooting.

Swasey was a six-year veteran of the department.

Five other officers were wounded.

Mike Violette (vee-oh-LET'), executive director of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, says he can't recall another incident in Colorado in whi

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:21:16 -0700 <![CDATA[Connecticut dashcam video captures scary moment on highway]]> http://gazette.com/connecticut-dashcam-video-captures-scary-moment-on-highway/article/feed/294670?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/connecticut-dashcam-video-captures-scary-moment-on-highway/article/feed/294670?custom_click=rss FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper's dashcam video has captured the frightening moments when two people involved in a car accident narrowly miss being hit by a speeding vehicle that suddenly careens off the road.

State police say they released the video Friday to remind motorists about the dangers of being stopped on a highway.

Twenty-one-year-old Yoni Rojas of Bridgeport was arrested and charged with various motor vehicle violations, including reckless driving, after he drove into one of two cars involved in an earlier accident.

Rojas' car came within inches of a state police cruiser and just missed two men standing in the shoulder along Interstate 95 in Fairfield on Friday morning.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:15:40 -0700 <![CDATA[Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage]]> http://gazette.com/super-bowl-of-shopping-is-more-like-a-scrimmage/article/feed/294514?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/super-bowl-of-shopping-is-more-like-a-scrimmage/article/feed/294514?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.

Instead, stores around the country had sparse parking lots, calm, orderly lines, and modest traffic. Black Friday, which traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the year, almost looked like a normal shopping day. And not every shopper was happy about that.

In Denver, for instance, Susan Montoya had nearly an entire Kmart to herself Friday morning. Montoya half-heartedly flipped through a rack of girls' holiday party dresses and looked down the store's empty aisles.


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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:14:06 -0700
<![CDATA[Blue Jays bring back free-agent lefty Happ for $36M, 3 years]]> http://gazette.com/blue-jays-bring-back-free-agent-lefty-happ-for-36m-3-years/article/feed/294663?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blue-jays-bring-back-free-agent-lefty-happ-for-36m-3-years/article/feed/294663?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ is headed back to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The left-hander agreed to a $36 million, three-year contract on Friday, returning to the team he pitched for from 2012-14.

Happ fills another rotation spot for the AL East champions, who could lose fellow lefties David Price and Mark Buehrle in free agency this offseason. Perhaps the biggest prize on the market, Price is expected to command a huge deal.

Earlier this month, Toronto re-signed right-hander Marco Estrada to a $26 million, two-year contract.

The 33-year-old Happ was 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, setting career highs with 172 innings and 151 strikeouts.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:11:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Ex-inmate, beaten in 2012 by NYC jail guards, fatally shot]]> http://gazette.com/ex-inmate-beaten-in-2012-by-nyc-jail-guards-fatally-shot/article/feed/294668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-inmate-beaten-in-2012-by-nyc-jail-guards-fatally-shot/article/feed/294668?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City inmate who was hogtied and badly beaten by Rikers Island jail guards in 2012 has been fatally shot in Brooklyn.

Police say Friday that Robert Hinton was shot in the head and stomach outside a public housing complex Thanksgiving night.

In September, city attorneys settled the 28-year-old's civil rights lawsuit for $450,000.

Lawyer Nicole Bellina says Hinton had hoped to use the settlement to "give himself and his family a fresh start and better life."

Five correction officers and a captain were fired earlier this year for the beating inside a now-closed solitary confinement unit for inmates with mental illnesses. Hinton suffered a broken nose, fractured back and other injuri

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:02:52 -0700 <![CDATA[Hawaii hires Nevada offensive coordinator Rolovich as coach]]> http://gazette.com/hawaii-hires-nevada-offensive-coordinator-rolovich-as-coach/article/feed/294669?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hawaii-hires-nevada-offensive-coordinator-rolovich-as-coach/article/feed/294669?custom_click=rss HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has hired Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich as its head football coach.

Athletic director David Matlin announced the hiring of the former Hawaii quarterback in a news released Friday.

Rolovich played for the Warrior's in 2000 and '01 and coached under Greg McMackin from 2008-11. He was the team's primary play-caller in his final three seasons as a Hawaii assistant. He joined the Nevada staff in in 2012 and has been offensive coordinator for four seasons under Brian Polian.

Hawaii fired Norm Chow earlier this month after he went 10-36 in four seasons. The Rainbow Warriors never won more than four games under Chow. The program last reached a bowl game in 2010, when the Warriors went 10-4

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:01:14 -0700 <![CDATA[In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, meets youth]]> http://gazette.com/in-uganda-pope-honors-christian-martyrs-meets-youth/article/feed/294469?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-uganda-pope-honors-christian-martyrs-meets-youth/article/feed/294469?custom_click=rss

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis is paying his respects to 19th century Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models.

Francis will pray Saturday at shrines dedicated to the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1885 and 1887 on the orders of a local king eager to thwart the influence of Christianity in his central Ugandan kingdom. At Namugongo, where most of the martyrs were burned alive, he will celebrate Mass in their honor to mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholics' canonization.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:56:25 -0700 <![CDATA[Army tames Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Barclays Classic, 81-60]]> http://gazette.com/army-tames-arkansas-pine-bluff-in-barclays-classic-81-60/article/feed/294667?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/army-tames-arkansas-pine-bluff-in-barclays-classic-81-60/article/feed/294667?custom_click=rss WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Kennedy Edwards scored 17 points off the bench as Army pulled away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the second half for a comfortable, 81-60 victory Friday night in the Barclays Center Classic.

The Black Knights (4-2) built an eight-point lead in the first half, then outscored the Golden Lions by 13 in the second, 51-38.

Kyle Wilson knocked down 5 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for Army and Kevin Ferguson added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tanner Plomb added a dozen points to join Wilson as the only Black Knights to score in double figures in all six games. Plomb came into the game averaging 21.4 points per game; Wilson averaged 20.8.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:53:30 -0700 <![CDATA[Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood]]> http://gazette.com/police-3-killed-9-wounded-in-attack-at-planned-parenthood/article/feed/294596?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-3-killed-9-wounded-in-attack-at-planned-parenthood/article/feed/294596?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.

Two people and a police officer with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs were killed in the rampage, law enforcement officials said.

The university police department identified the officer killed as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, a six-year veteran of the force.

Nine other people, including five police officers, were shot and are in good condition, police said.

The gunman is in custody. His name was not immediately released.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:41:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Mexico's longest-running TV show, 'En Familia,' to end]]> http://gazette.com/mexicos-longest-running-tv-show-en-familia-to-end/article/feed/294637?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mexicos-longest-running-tv-show-en-familia-to-end/article/feed/294637?custom_click=rss MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end, marking the demise of a strange genre of Mexican TV comedy that featured adults — often very old — dressed up as children.

The Televisa network announced Thursday that "En Familia" would wrap up after a run of over 47 years on the air. The last show is scheduled to air Dec. 20.

Host Xavier Lopez has hosted the children's variety show since it started in January 1968.

Throughout the show's long run, he has always worn children's clothing — often short pants or kiddie overalls — and spoken in a squeaky childish voice, even though he is now 81.

Lopez is better known by his stage name, "Chabelo.

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:40:29 -0700 <![CDATA[Police: Puig gets swollen eye during encounter with bouncer]]> http://gazette.com/police-puig-gets-swollen-eye-during-encounter-with-bouncer/article/feed/294666?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-puig-gets-swollen-eye-during-encounter-with-bouncer/article/feed/294666?custom_click=rss MIAMI (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a swollen eye and facial bruises during a fight with a bouncer.

Miami police spokesman Major Delrish Moss says the injuries happened Wednesday night as the Cuban player was leaving the Blue Martini bar at bouncers' request following an argument with his sister.

Moss says that "at some point" Puig and a bouncer began to fight, leaving Puig with the swollen left eye and "minor bumps and bruises" to his face. He says the bouncer got a busted lip and minor facial bruises.

The spokesman says the bouncer claimed Puig sucker-punched him; Puig said the bouncer got too aggressive. Moss says neither wanted to press charges.

Limited to 72 games this past season because o

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]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:38:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Broncos to start Brock Osweiler, sit Peyton Manning vs. Patriots]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-to-start-brock-osweiler-sit-peyton-manning-vs.-patriots/article/1564112?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-to-start-brock-osweiler-sit-peyton-manning-vs.-patriots/article/1564112?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is sticking with quarterback Brock Osweiler for Denver's showdown with the New England Patriots next weekend while Peyton Manning continues rehabbing from a spate of injuries.

That means instead of Brady-Manning XVII, it'll be Brady-Osweiler I when Tom Brady and the Patriots visit on Sunday night.

Osweiler won his first NFL start Sunday, throwing for 250 yards and two TDs with no interceptions in Denver's 17-15 win at Chicago.

It was the first turnover-free game of the season for the Broncos (8-2).

Manning stayed in Denver to get treatment for rib, foot and shoulder injuries.

The Patriots (9-0) host Buffalo on Monday night.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:24:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Who were the Paris attackers? Many crossed officials' radar]]> http://gazette.com/who-were-the-paris-attackers-many-crossed-officials-radar/article/1563998?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/who-were-the-paris-attackers-many-crossed-officials-radar/article/1563998?custom_click=rss


PARIS — French police and prosecutors, friends and families, and journalists have unveiled details about the men accused of carrying out the attacks in Paris. Altogether, authorities say that three teams participated in the bloody assault. At least one suspected participant remains at large.

Here's what's known about the suspects:



French investigators identified Belgian-born Abaaoud of Moroccan descent as the architect of the Paris attacks. A U.S. official briefed on intelligence matters said Abaaoud was a key figure in an Islamic State external operations cell that U.S. intelligence agencies have been tracking for months.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:11:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Well planned Mali attack took advantage of security lapses]]> http://gazette.com/well-planned-mali-attack-took-advantage-of-security-lapses/article/1564003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/well-planned-mali-attack-took-advantage-of-security-lapses/article/1564003?custom_click=rss

BAMAKO, Mali — The heavily armed Islamic extremists who shot up a luxury hotel in Mali's capital, killing 19 people, timed their assault for the moment when guards would be the most lax, allowing them to easily blast their way past a five-man security team before turning their weapons on terrified guests, a security guard and witnesses said Saturday.

The timing suggested a well-planned operation that analysts say could be an attempt by al-Qaida to assert its relevance amid high-profile attacks by the rival Islamic State group.

The attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako began at around 7 a.m.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:12:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Refugee refusal today compared, contrasted to that of WWII]]> http://gazette.com/refugee-refusal-today-compared-contrasted-to-that-of-wwii/article/1563937?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/refugee-refusal-today-compared-contrasted-to-that-of-wwii/article/1563937?custom_click=rss

Sol Messinger was just 7 when he stood with his father at the rail of the ocean liner St. Louis and stared into the gathering darkness. But nearly eight decades later, Messinger still recalls the lights of Miami glittering off the bow, so near to him and more than 900 fellow Jewish refugees aboard, yet beyond their reach.

Today, "I look out into the ocean and I get this queasy feeling," says Messinger, whose family escaped Europe for the U.S. three years after American officials turned away the vessel in 1939. Now 83, he is a pathologist in Buffalo, New York. "The Jews did not pose any threat to the U.S... It's really unforgivable."

Now, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:33:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons]]> http://gazette.com/officials-is-determined-to-produce-chemical-weapons/article/1563895?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-is-determined-to-produce-chemical-weapons/article/1563895?custom_click=rss

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development ofchemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.

Their quest raises an alarming scenario for the West, given the determination to strike major cities that the group showed with its bloody attack last week in Paris. U.S. intelligence officials don't believe IS has the capability to develop sophisticated weaponslike nerve gas that are most suited for a terrorist attack on a civilian target. So far the group has used mustard gas on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:08:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Union Pacific closing railroad repair yard in Denver]]> http://gazette.com/union-pacific-closing-railroad-repair-yard-in-denver/article/1563838?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/union-pacific-closing-railroad-repair-yard-in-denver/article/1563838?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Union Pacific plans to close a repair facility in Denver and shift more than 200 jobs elsewhere because of the sharp decline in coal demand.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1Loue3w ) that the railroad told workers at its Burnham Shop repair yard this week that the facility will close on Feb. 14.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite said the number of coal trains originating in Colorado has declined 80 percent since 2005.

Demand for coal has fallen sharply in recent years because many utilities switched to burning natural gas and environmental regulations raised concerns about pollution at coal plants.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:21:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Bangkok half-marathon accidentally adds 4 miles to route]]> http://gazette.com/bangkok-half-marathon-accidentally-adds-4-miles-to-route/article/1563616?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bangkok-half-marathon-accidentally-adds-4-miles-to-route/article/1563616?custom_click=rss

BANGKOK — An error by race organizers has made Bangkok home to the world's longest half-marathon.

Instead of the typical 21-kilometer (13-mile) run through Thailand's steamy capital, the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon on Sunday accidentally extended its annual half-marathon to nearly 28 kilometers (17 miles).

The bonus miles came as a surprise to runners, who unleashed a tirade of complaints on social media after the event.

The Jogging Association of Thailand, one of two organizers of the race, admitted to the error late Monday.

"The association apologizes for the mistake," Songrakm Kraison, the association's vice president, told The Associated Press. "It will not happen again in the

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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:50:34 -0700
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1563512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1563512?custom_click=rss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


French jets bomb a jihadi training camp and munitions dump in Raqqa, where Iraqi officials say the deadly attacks on Paris civilians were planned.


Hours after the Paris assaults, French police questioned but then released one of the suspects for unknown reasons, The AP learns.


But beyond the tough talk and demands for action at the economic summit, there was little indication of how leaders intended to

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 22:01:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Names, details of more victims emerge from Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/names-details-of-more-victims-emerge-from-paris-attacks/article/1563510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/names-details-of-more-victims-emerge-from-paris-attacks/article/1563510?custom_click=rss

A Chilean mother and her daughter, cut down in a concert hall while the daughter's 5-year-old son survived. A young Italian woman, separated from her boyfriend and friends when the concert erupted in chaos. They were among the latest victims named as officials on Sunday continued the heavy task of identifying the 129 people killed in Friday night's coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Among the confirmed dead:

—Nick Alexander, 36, of Colchester, England, who was working at the Bataclan concert hall selling merchandise for the performing band, Eagles of Death Metal. "Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone's best friend — generous, funny and fiercely loyal," his family said in a statement.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:26:16 -0700
<![CDATA[NFL Week 10 Roundup: Late field goal keeps New England perfect]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-week-10-roundup-late-field-goal-keeps-new-england-perfect/article/1563499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-week-10-roundup-late-field-goal-keeps-new-england-perfect/article/1563499?custom_click=rss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Stephen Gostkowski's 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday kept the New England Patriots unbeaten with a 27-26 victory over the New York Giants.

After Josh Brown made his fourth field goal of the game with 1:47 remaining, Tom Brady drove the Patriots (9-0) 44 yards, converting a fourth-and-10 on the series. Gostkowski, the NFL's leading scorer the last three seasons, sent his winning kick soaring through the uprights.

The Giants (5-5) have given the Patriots fits under Tom Coughlin and nearly pulled off another victory. But you don't beat New England with field goals, and a 5-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. on New York's final drive was originally called a touchdown, then reversed by

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:29:51 -0700
<![CDATA[CBS switches 2 series episodes because of Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/cbs-switches-2-series-episodes-because-of-paris-attacks/article/1563500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cbs-switches-2-series-episodes-because-of-paris-attacks/article/1563500?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — CBS is swapping out episodes of two prime-time series on Monday night because of sensitivity concerns following the deadly Paris attacks.

The network said Sunday it will replace an episode of the new series "Supergirl" that was supposed to deal with a bombing.

In its place will be an early Thanksgiving episode in which Kara's character suspects her foster mother disapproves of her new role as a superhero.

The network is also shelving an episode of "NCIS: Los Angeles" about recruitment of young women by the Islamic State group. It will be replaced by an episode concerning a missing woman.

Television networks usually scour their schedules in the event of major tragedies to scrub out

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:23:14 -0700
<![CDATA[IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/iocs-bach-confident-in-rio-security-after-paris-attacks/article/1563503?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iocs-bach-confident-in-rio-security-after-paris-attacks/article/1563503?custom_click=rss

LONDON — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

With the games nine months away, the bomb and gun attacks in the French capital that left at least 129 people dead and over 350 wounded will raise concerns over the safety of athletes and fans at the Olympics. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks.

"We have confidence in the Brazilian authorities and in the international cooperation of their security agencies," Bach said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:28:15 -0700
<![CDATA[NCAA Playoff Pulse: Scratch off Stanford; Baylor in big trouble]]> http://gazette.com/ncaa-playoff-pulse-scratch-off-stanford-baylor-in-big-trouble/article/1563470?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ncaa-playoff-pulse-scratch-off-stanford-baylor-in-big-trouble/article/1563470?custom_click=rss

Scratch Stanford off the list of College Football Playoff contenders. Baylor is in big trouble, too. And the Bears' loss could be Notre Dame's gain.

The Cardinal were felled be a familiar nemesis Saturday night, losing to Oregon 38-36 in a game that left the Pac-12's playoff hopes in a precarious position. The Bears had their unbeaten season ended at home by Oklahoma. The Sooners' 44-34 victory flips the focus in the Big 12 from the Lone Star state to the state of Oklahoma.

Baylor and TCU were the favorites coming into the season, but now it looks as if Bedlam will decide the Big 12. No. 12 Oklahoma (9-1) plays No. 5 Oklahoma State (10-0) in Stillwater on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Cowboys came from 17 down to

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:48:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Paris attacks reaction: Condolences and condemnation]]> http://gazette.com/paris-attacks-reaction-condolences-and-condemnation/article/1563407?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paris-attacks-reaction-condolences-and-condemnation/article/1563407?custom_click=rss

PARIS — World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:13:02 -0700
<![CDATA[Missouri's Pinkel to resign at end of season, cites health]]> http://gazette.com/missouris-pinkel-to-resign-at-end-of-season-cites-health/article/1563403?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/missouris-pinkel-to-resign-at-end-of-season-cites-health/article/1563403?custom_click=rss


Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel abruptly announced Friday he will resign at the end of the season for health reasons, adding a stunning turn to a week where he kept his team united when players went on strike because of racial tensions on campus.

Pinkel, 63, said he was diagnosed with lymphoma in May. He dismissed the idea that the week's events in Columbia, Missouri, led to his decision.

"I made a decision in May, after visiting with my family, that I wanted to keep coaching as long as I felt good and had the energy I needed," Pinkel said in a statement. "I felt great going into the season but also knew that I would need to re-assess things at some point, and I set our bye week as the time when I would

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:17:57 -0700