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  • Snow blankets Plains, Midwest

    CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm has blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest with snow. Blizzard conditions developed in Chicago, where 10 to 14 inches of snow could fall by this…

  • Baby born on roadside as mom goes into labor while driving

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway Saturday, police said. The 32-year-old…

  • Rights group: Egypt covering up protester deaths

    CAIRO (AP) — Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people…

  • Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to…

  • Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California have arrested a man accused of raping his 16-year-old girlfriend and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days. Hanford police say 19-year-old…

  • All those Super Bowl calories are dangerous to your health

    WASHINGTON — Super Bowl Sunday rivals Thanksgiving for pure gluttony, but it may be more hazardous to your diet and health. That’s because the big game is an excuse for many of us to down way…

  • New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks, prosecutors say

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn’t hide behind fake identities and weren’t stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn’t more…

  • France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions

    PARIS (AP) — France’s Socialist government is offering support for Greece’s efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout, amid renewed fears about Europe’s economic stability. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is holding talks with…

  • Hamilton wants tougher competition for his F1 title defense

    JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season. Last year’s battle was intense, with Hamilton…

  • Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

    CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely…

  • Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on…

  • Asians slower to seek immigration protection

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama’s reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who…

  • ‘Sniper’ shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9M

    NEW YORK (AP) — “American Sniper” shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint Eastwood film narrowly surpassed the previous…

  • Ghana advances to African Cup of Nations semifinals

    MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Christian Atsu scored two goals and Kwesi Appiah added another Sunday to help Ghana advance to the African Cup quarterfinals for the fifth straight time with a 3-0 victory over…

  • Hungarians protest against premier’s dealings with Putin

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 3,000 people attended the “Spring Comes,…