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  • No. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of forward Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky 76-67 on Saturday. Rozier ...

  • Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

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    (AP) Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the ...

  • Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

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    (AP) SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners — only, she's a different color. ...

  • Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre

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    (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says. But as the dead bodies — mostly children — started ...

  • Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and advancing toward the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials ...

  • Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/H8SWZA ) the sales are required under the federal review ...

  • PGA: Golfer, 103, may be oldest to record hole in one

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    (AP) SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one. The PGA of America announced on its website that Gus Andreone of Sarasota scored the ace Wednesday at ...

  • Panama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. ...

  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

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    (AP) MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 1:46 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Sony hacking case combines rare blend of international intrigue and Hollywood star power Young Cubans and Cuban-Americans contemplate a new future as governments establish ties North Korea wants joint investigation with US over Sony hacking to prove it's not involved ...

  • Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't bring any charges against churchgoers in the death of an armed man they restrained when he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service. Authorities say Jason Berg was ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 1:42 p.m. EST

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage 5 comedy alternatives to 'The Interview' AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late ...

  • 5 comedy alternatives to 'The Interview'

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Jong Un isn't alone. Queen Elizabeth II, Saddam Hussein and Pope Pius XIII have also been the targets of wacky assassination attempts on film. But those world leaders actually made it to the multiplex, while ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 1:38 p.m. EST

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill in France Louisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentucky Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls Only thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball Cincinnati ...

  • Louisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentucky

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell is suspended from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' next game after being ejected Saturday at Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow. Harrell, an Associated Press preseason All-American first-team selection, became tangled with several ...

  • Officer kills teen who was attacked with machete

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete. CHP Capt. Adam Jager said Friday that the officer stopped to help the boy, who had hit ...

  • Egypt president meets Qatar envoy

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations. The meeting was also the ...

  • Only thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things. The Chicago Bears were not on his list. "There are certain things that are just ...

  • Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a financial fraudster used backers' money to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen before fleeing New York for South America. That's among allegations in a federal indictment unveiled Friday against Whileon Chay. Manhattan federal ...

  • A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student ...

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