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  • Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so. The Super Bowl will be played in the same stadium where the…

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on conversion to Hinduism

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with…

  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    BEIJING (AP) — China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country’s first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported Monday. The official Xinhua News…

  • Morocco’s transgender dancer courts acceptance

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. Then a…

  • Rookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received. Before the first of his two touchdown catches, the prolific rookie spun the ball and was whistled for…

  • Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland…

  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have put a hospital president on probation and fired three supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.…

  • Patriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position. They’ve got a first-round bye in the postseason for the fifth straight year, and they’re closing in on…

  • US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this…

  • Steelers grab playoff spot, showdown up next

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum. A return to the playoffs following a two-year absence after a 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday…

  • Panthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Browns

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game. Jonathan Stewart has run for 437 yards on 78 carries — a 5.6-yard average — in the four games since the bye week…

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and…

  • Stafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14

    CHICAGO (AP) — The playoff-bound Detroit Lions avoided an embarrassing loss to Chicago after the Bears benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen. Now, they will try to secure their first division title in more than…

  • As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial,…

  • Texans remain in hunt with 25-13 win over Ravens

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are down to a fourth-string quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has hardly played all season because of a knee injury. Yet thanks to in large part…