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  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHAT’S IN OBAMA’S $4 TRILLION BUDGET PLAN The president proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations,…

  • Obama weighs in on measles, deflated footballs, politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday encouraged parents to vaccinate their children and said the U.S. is doing everything in its power to rescue a 26-year-old woman held by the Islamic State, speaking…

  • Surveys find China manufacturing losing steam in January

    HONG KONG (AP) — Two reports show that Chinese manufacturing was anemic in January as the world’s second biggest economy slows and global demand remains weak. The final version of HSBC’s purchasing managers’ index released…

  • Patriots trail Seahawks 24-21 in fourth quarter

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola and the New England Patriots cut the Seattle Seahawks’ lead to 24-21 midway through the fourth quarter in the Super Bowl…

  • Gambling money balanced evenly on each team for Super Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lines were out the door at some Las Vegas sports books in the hours before the Super Bowl, with bettors eager to take their shot at a game that oddsmakers called…

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — The wife of slain Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said Monday she was devastated but proud of her husband, who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists. In a statement issued through the British-based…

  • Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

    CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink…

  • Running story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl ads have so far delivered a comic nod to the Brady Bunch as well as plenty of warm-and-fuzzy moments including Budweiser’s lost puppy and young women showing what…

  • Technology, Elliott give Perry’s Super Bowl show a boost

    Katy Perry roared loud, possibly because there was a jungle behind her. Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, with its eye-popping, colorful visual effects, illusions and lights was a success mainly because of others —…

  • Seahawks lose DE Cliff Avril with concussion

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks lost defensive end Cliff Avril with a concussion in the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Avril fell to the ground and remained there for a moment while…

  • Stars prominent on and off the field at Super Bowl 49

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stars converged on the Super Bowl both on and off the field, with Britney Spears and Mark Wahlberg among those watching Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz rock the halftime show. Wahlberg…

  • Baby born on roadside as mom drives herself to hospital

    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, police said. Devi Mariah Ostler’s…

  • Unsafe in any freeze: Some 4WD vehicles have major limitations

    WASHINGTON — They seem perfect for any winter conditions: Vehicles equipped with advanced all-wheel drive systems and a reputation for stellar performance on rough roads. In the real world, though, those vehicles may go nowhere…

  • 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…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Marshawn Lynch’s 3-yard TD run gives Seahawks 7-7 tie vs. Patriots in 2nd quarter GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Matthews’ first career catch set up Marshawn Lynch’s 3-yard touchdown run to give the Seattle Seahawks…