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  • Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks made the announcements…

  • US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there’s no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but that they would add “muscle” to diplomatic efforts. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges…

  • New NCAA legislation on academic misconduct in works

    A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes. Ohio University President Rod McDavis, the…

  • Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe

    GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses. Karl-Thomas…

  • Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said…

  • Danforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend…

  • House nears passage of Homeland bill without conditions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House overcame last-minute opposition from GOP critics on Tuesday and moved toward final passage of legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department…

  • New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports…

  • A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve’s decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They’re cutting their own rates. A Fed rate hike…

  • Georgia temporarily halts executions to examine drug

    ATLANTA (AP) — Corrections officials in Georgia have temporarily halted executions so they can analyze a drug that prompted the last-minute postponement of a lethal injection. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was set to be executed Monday…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Ohio St. 6 at Penn St. at Louisville 5 Notre Dame Providence 1 at Seton Hall at South Florida 1 UCF at Saint Joseph’s 1½ La Salle at Fordham 3 Duquesne George…

  • AP NewsAlert

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US law enforcement officials: Probe finds racial bias in Ferguson, Mo., police, court, jail.

  • Federal immigration agent accused of stealing from prisoner

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia have charged a federal immigration agent accused of stealing from a prisoner he was assigned to transport, the city’s district attorney said Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Justin…

  • Mayor: Chicago rules ban 24-hour construction at Wrigley

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city building ordinances don’t allow the renovation project at Wrigley Field to have construction crews working around the clock. Emanuel’s Tuesday announcement is a blow to a Chicago…

  • NFL Films releases Patriots Super Bowl DVD

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots fans who can’t get enough of the team’s Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks now have a chance to watch not just Malcolm Butler’s game-clinching interception but…