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  • US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S.…

  • Tina Weirather fastest in World Cup downhill training

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein has set the fastest time in the only training run for a women’s World Cup downhill, while Daniela Merighetti of Italy has crashed and broken a leg.…

  • Harrison Ford’s love of flight marked by mishaps, service

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot’s license and the freedom to…

  • Golf Capsules

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship. He said this with a straight face Thursday after…

  • Runways open at LaGuardia after plane that skidded removed

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways…

  • Watabe wins Nordic combined, Frenzel takes overall title

    LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Eric Frenzel of Germany won the Nordic combined World Cup season title for a third straight year by finishing 23rd in an event won by Akiro Watabe of Japan on Friday.…

  • Colts parting ways with longtime standout WR Reggie Wayne

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts announced Friday they will not re-sign veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne, one of the most revered players in franchise history. The longtime standout has been part of a club-record 143…

  • Hyundai recall: Water leak can cause gear shift problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Genesis luxury cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a water leak that can cause the transmission gear shifter to malfunction. The recall covers cars…

  • BBC exec ‘sickened’ at phone hacking by UK’s Mirror tabloids

    LONDON (AP) — A senior BBC executive said Friday that he felt “invaded and sickened” by the revelation that his phone was hacked repeatedly by staff at Britain’s Mirror Group newspapers. Alan Yentob, the broadcaster’s…

  • Montana man charged with using kids as shields from police

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of threatening police officers with a hammer and using his children as shields after officers drew their weapons. The Independent Record in Helena reports (http://bit.ly/18nVq6w )…

  • Lakeside communities in Chad live in fear of Boko Haram

    N’GOUBOUA, Chad (AP) — The Boko Haram militants attacked N’gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying “Allahu akbar” or God is Great into the…

  • City council holds 1st hearing on Boston’s 2024 Olympics bid

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston City Council is holding its first hearing on the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Council President Bill Linehan formed a special committee to give council members a chance…

  • Turning #TheDress into a statement against domestic abuse

    WASHINGTON — The Salvation Army has transformed the Internet’s biggest meme into a powerful statement against violence in the home. The South African branch of the charity tweeted a public service announcement showing a battered…

  • UEFA to set up new soccer league in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — UEFA’s top official responsible for Crimea says the governing body of European soccer has decided to set up a league in the disputed territory. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014,…

  • CBS’ Plante returns to Selma 50 years later

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend’s commemorations still working for the…