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  • Oneida Indians plan new ‘Oz’-themed NY casino

    CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) — The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a “Wizard of Oz” theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born, the Oneidas confirmed Sunday.…

  • Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

    TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that police have arrested 23-year-old Marco…

  • Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia’s new president

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A polling firm says Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from Tunisia’s previous regimes, has won the nation’s presidential runoff. Sigma Conseil’s exit polls in Sunday’s election gave Essebsi 55.5 percent…

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for an…

  • Manziel injured in second quarter against Panthers

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has left the game late in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers with a left hamstring injury, and his return is questionable. Manziel rolled out to…

  • Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. Sharing with colleagues what…

  • No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey scored 15 points in the first half and No. 6 Virginia held Harvard to one field goal before the break as the Cavaliers rolled, 76-27 Sunday. Malcolm Brogdon also…

  • German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies

    BERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80…

  • Jets’ Mangold leaves with left ankle injury

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets center Nick Mangold injured his left ankle in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Mangold was hurt on a 14-yard run by Bilal…

  • Real-life ‘Sopranos’ strip club robbed of $30K

    LODI, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of “The Sopranos” has been robbed of $30,000. Lodi police say that two men with shotguns robbed Satin…

  • ‘Toys for Tots’ means Merry Christmas for local families

    LANDOVER, Md. — More than 15,000 Prince George’s County families will have presents under the Christmas tree this year, thanks to the annual Toys for Tots program. “It’s a blessing because we don’t know a…

  • Willett narrowly earns spot in Masters

    LONDON (AP) — Danny Willett of England is going to the Masters for the first time with a little help from the world ranking formula. Willett, who won the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa two…

  • Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators…

  • In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout…

  • Top 25 Fared

    Sunday 1. Kentucky (12-0) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Louisville, Saturday. 2. Duke (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. Toledo, Monday, Dec. 29. 3. Arizona (12-0) did not play. Next: at UNLV, Tuesday.…