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  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • Travelers like plan for rail link to NY’s LaGuardia Airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it’s like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from…

  • Egypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

    CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country’s 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead…

  • Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more ground U.S. troops to Yemen. The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge to…

  • Luge World Cup Results

    Sunday At Winterberg, Germany 1. Germany (Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Toni Eggert-Sascha Benecken), 2:26.434. 2. Austria (Birgit Platzer, Reinhard Egger, Peter Penz-Georg Fischler), 2:26.978. 3. Russia (Ekaterina Baturina, Stepan Fedorov, Alexandr Denisyev-Vladislav Antonov), 2:27.044. 4.…

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read “Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More.” It’s an unsettling…

  • Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as…

  • Action Express regroups, sets up tight finish at Rolex 24

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Action Express Racing, vying to defend its Rolex 24 at Daytona title, climbed out of an early hole and set up a stirring finish against a pair of Chip Ganassi…

  • Bobsleigh World Cup Results

    Sunday At St. Moritz, Switzerland Four Man 1. Latvia (Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste, Janis Strenga), 2:09.73 (1:05.18-1:04.55). 2. Germany (Francesco Friedrich, Gregor Bermbach, Martin Grothkopp, Thorsten Margis), 2:09.91 (1:05.24-1:04.67). 3. Germany (Maximilian Arndt,…

  • Polina Edmunds to skate for US at world championships

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Olympian Polina Edmunds will represent the United States at the world figure skating championships after placing fourth at the nationals. The third-place finisher Saturday, 15-year-old Karen Chen, is too young for…

  • Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa’s most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria’s leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month’s…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • Ski Jump World Cup Results

    Sunday At Sapporo, Japan Large Hill 1. Roman Koudelka, Czech Republic, 282.9 points (133-132 meters). 2. Kamil Stoch, Poland, 278.0 (140-125.5). 3. Peter Prevc, Slovenia, 277.3 (135-125). 4. Stefan Kraft, Austria, 270.0 (133.5-128). 5. Anders…

  • ‘Birdman’ wins Producers Guild’s top trophy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America’s highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The win…