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  • Georgia woman nears execution for husband’s murder

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia’s death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday evening, unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in with…

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles…

  • Royals banking on Morales, Rios to fuel power-starved lineup

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Dayton Moore knows perfectly well how rare it was for a team as starved for power as the Kansas City Royals were last season to make the playoffs, let alone the…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is lifting severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • Yandle makes debut with Rangers; Zuccarello gets 4-year deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — One day Keith Yandle was at a kid’s birthday party in Arizona, and way out of the Stanley Cup playoff chase. The next, he stared down the bright lights of Broadway…

  • Pekovic out for Wolves against Clippers,

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years. The…

  • Pistons recall Miller from D-League

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have recalled forward Quincy Miller from the team’s Grand Rapids affiliate in the NBA Development League. Miller signed a 10-day contract Feb. 21 but has yet to…

  • SEC’s Slive leery of making freshman athletes ineligible

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it would be best to wait until after the NCAA’s new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field. Slive said…

  • Wild trade for Leopold, Stewart before NHL deadline

    The Minnesota Wild added two more players for the stretch run in the final hours before the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday, dealing for defenseman Jordan Leopold and right wing Chris Stewart to shore up…

  • Body of Italian tourist hit by piece of glacier is recovered

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska have recovered the body of a 28-year-old Italian tourist who was killed when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier. Alaska State…

  • Illinois governor says New Jersey is ‘going down the drain’

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says New Jersey…

  • AP source: Titans tell safety Pollard he will be released

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Tennessee Titans have informed veteran safety Bernard Pollard he will be released. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because the…

  • Contractor: Texas inmates in uprising wanted transfer

    RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — Inmates who set fires and caused significant damage to a South Texas prison after taking over part of the facility last month orchestrated the uprising to get a transfer and affect…

  • Busy Anaheim Ducks bolster blue line in 4 deadline trades

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Anaheim Ducks have been near the top of the NHL standings for most of the past three seasons, general manager Bob Murray still didn’t believe they could consistently beat…

  • Pro Rodeo Leaders

    Through March 1 All-around 1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $43,822 2. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. $20,032 3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $17,001 4. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah $16,451 5. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas $12,786…