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  • Syria state media: Bomb on Damascus bus kills 5

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says a bomb has exploded on a bus in central Damascus, killing at least five people. The Ikhbariyah news channel said the blast occurred on Sunday near the…

  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men’s final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment:

    ISLAMIC STATE UPDATE: Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer today to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the…

  • Djokovic wins 3rd set, leads 2-1 in Australian Open final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won the third set of the Australian Open final over Andy Murray 6-3 to take a 2-1 lead at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night. The opening two sets…

  • Fire In Pooks Hill Apartment Building Displaces Residents

    A three-alarm fire that ripped through a Pooks Hill apartment building caused no civilian injuries but left two firefighters with minor, non-life-threatening injuries early Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to the Bethesda Hill Apartment building…

  • Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost ‘brotherhood and peace’

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago. The 1992-95…

  • Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading…

  • Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy got ahold of a handgun from his mother’s purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents. Albuquerque police say the toddler apparently reached…

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto’s purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting…

  • Murray wins 2nd set of Australian Open final, level at 1-1

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has leveled the Australian Open singles final at 1-1, winning the second set 7-6 (4) after Novak Djokovic won the first 7-6 (5). Djokovic saved a set point in…

  • Murray wins 2nd set of Australian Open final, level at 1-1

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has leveled the Australian Open singles final at 1-1, winning the second set 7-6 (4) after Novak Djokovic won the first 7-6 (5). Djokovic saved a set point in…

  • Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracy

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,” the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Horror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto’s beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan…

  • Rihanna rocks DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The crowd at DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus. West trotted on stage as Rihanna sang the opening…

  • Midwest and New England brace for more snow

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest winter storm could spoil the party. An unusually slow-moving storm crawling into the Midwest is expected to be the most widespread of the season and could make driving to Super…