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  • Jaguars sign cornerback Johnson to free-agent contract

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-year cornerback Josh Johnson to a free-agent contract, making him part of the team’s 90-man offseason roster. The 5-foot-10 Johnson most recently played for the British…

  • The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

    NEW YORK (AP) — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models…

  • Correction: T25-Tennessee-Vanderbilt story

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Feb. 11 on the Tennessee-Vanderbilt women’s game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Tennessee had lost to Texas A&M and Mississippi in its previous two road games leading…

  • College Basketball Power Index

    TEAM RECORD CURRENT PREVIOUS Oklahoma 20-3 1 2 Villanova 21-3 2 1 Oregon 19-5 3 3 Kansas 19-4 4 6 Maryland 21-3 5 4 Virginia 20-4 6 5 Iowa 19-5 7 8 Xavier 21-3 8…

  • Former transgender inmate settles with prison officials

    ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison…

  • Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law. State lawmakers rebuked Thursday’s veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, voting along party lines in their…

  • US Africa Command says senior LRA rebel commander defects

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Africa Command says a senior commander with the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army has defected in Central African Republic. The U.S. Africa Command in a statement Friday said the commander…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Feb. 11, 2016: Top Songs 1. My House, Flo Rida 2. Work (feat. Drake), Rihanna 3. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber 4. Stressed Out, twenty one pilots 5.…

  • Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday. At the same time Stewart was offering details about his…

  • WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials

    GENEVA (AP) — Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday as it advised pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the mosquito-borne…

  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year’s hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three…

  • Man, woman from Texas killed in plane crash off Florida

    DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman from Texas were killed when a small plane they were in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle, officials said Friday. Pilot James Shumbert,…

  • Northern California big-wave surf competition gets underway

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Elite surfers were riding huge waves off the coast of Northern California Friday morning as the big-wave surfing competition known as the Titans of Mavericks got underway. Waves were…

  • Manhole cover crashes into windshield, killing Boston driver

    BOSTON (AP) — A manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds crashed through a windshield, killing a woman as she drove on a major Boston highway during the Friday morning commute, authorities said. The manhole…

  • French official: Up to 1,000 must leave Calais migrant camp

    PARIS (AP) — Up to 1,000 people living in a sprawling migrant camp by Calais must leave their makeshift dwellings, the top official in France’s northern Pas-de-Calais region announced on Friday. Prefect Fabienne Buccio said…