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  • Obama says retiring Mikulski is an institution in US Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski is an institution in the Senate whose leadership is inspiration for millions of women around the world. The Maryland Democrat is the longest serving…

  • Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A video allegedly from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows two beheaded bodies of men accused of spying. The SITE intelligence group says the video called “Harvest of Spies” was…

  • Cuban, Coulter to play prez, veep in ‘Sharknado 3′

    WASHINGTON — From “Shark Tank” to “Sharknado.” Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban has been cast as the President of the United States in “Sharknado 3,” the Syfy network announced today. His…

  • Hours before death, Georgia woman seeks clemency retry

    ATLANTA (AP) — With just hours to go before Georgia is scheduled to execute the only woman on its death row, her lawyers asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request…

  • Women’s Top 25 Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Monday’s Games No. 1 UConn at South Florida, 7 p.m. No. 3 Baylor vs. Texas Tech, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No. 12…

  • Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less for a second consecutive month in January, but the weakness came from a big decline in gas prices. Excluding price changes, consumer spending was up in January and…

  • Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Some foster children are not getting their required medical screenings even though the visits are paid for by Medicaid, federal health investigators warn in a study released Monday. The Health…

  • Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years on Monday when he birdied the final hole in regulation and then beat 21-year-old rookie Daniel…

  • Morgan Stanley expects lawsuit from NY Attorney General

    NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley, which agreed to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government last week, says it expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage…

  • The Honda Classic Par Scores

    Monday At PGA National (Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,140; Par: 70 Final (FedEx Cup points in parentheses) Harrington won on second playoff hole Padraig Harrington (500), $1,098,000 67-66-71-70—274 -6…

  • The Honda Classic Scores

    Monday At PGA National (Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,140; Par: 70 Final (FedEx Cup points in parentheses) Harrington won on second playoff hole Padraig Harrington (500), $1,098,000 67-66-71-70—274 Daniel…

  • US, Venezuelan officials meet amid rising diplomatic tension

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Caracas had a rare meeting Monday with Venezuela’s foreign minister amid rising tensions between the two countries. President Nicolas Maduro announced over the…

  • Mark Cuban will play the president on SyFy’s ‘Sharknado 3′

    NEW YORK (AP) — This summer’s “Sharknado 3″ will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration. The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the…

  • AP Source: Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston

    The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher. The Chiefs made the decision to…

  • Woman: Ex-beau charged in Facebook killing told me he did it

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of a Maine man accused of using Facebook to lure a teenager to her death says he confessed he committed the killing. Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Dube (DOO’-bee), of Orono, is…