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  • With pressure off, Cowboys top Redskins 44-17

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeMarco Murray passed Emmitt Smith with a change-of-direction that left a safety flat-footed. Dez Bryant moved ahead of Terrell Owens by getting the left tiptoe down in the end zone, a…

  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president…

  • NC A&T hangs on to beat D III NC Wesleyan 58-54

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bruce Beckford scored 18 points to help North Carolina A&T hang on to beat Division III North Carolina Wesleyan 58-54 on Sunday. James Whitaker scored 12 points and Arturs Bremers was…

  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was intended as a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and…

  • Ravens beat Browns 20-10 to earn playoff berth

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens couldn’t help watching the scoreboard in the midst of a game they had to win to reach the playoffs. Baltimore earned a wild-card card berth Sunday by defeating the…

  • Sanchez, special teams lead Eagles over Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles can only wonder what might have been this season. They led the NFC East with four games to go and blew it. The New York Giants head…

  • Carter’s buzzer-beater lifts Texas Southern over Kansas St

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jason Carter hit a jumper as time expired to give Texas Southern a 58-56 win over Kansas State on Sunday. A three-point play by Thomas Gipson and a layup by Marcus…

  • Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down…

  • Humane Society offering big discounts for big dogs

    WASHINGTON — It’s not even New Year’s Day and maybe you’ve packed on the holiday pounds. How about 30 more? The Washington Humane Society is hoping you’ll decide to gain 30 pounds or more by…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather over Indonesia; no sign of airliner carrying 162 people JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia…

  • Northern Arizona routs San Diego Christian 71-45

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Ako Kaluna scored 15 points and three Northern Arizona players reached double figures Sunday in a 71-45 rout of NAIA San Diego Christian. Gaellan Bewernick had 13 points, Kris Yanku scored…

  • Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ wins, ‘Interview’ has strong VOD sales

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” proved no match for “The…

  • Great white shark bites Central California surfer

    LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said. The man sustained minor injuries and…

  • Colts finish AFC South sweep, beat Titans 27-10

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrew Luck topped one of Peyton Manning’s franchise records and helped the Indianapolis Colts tune up their offense for the postseason in only 30 minutes. That also was enough time to…

  • Chargers miss playoffs with 19-7 loss to Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The San Diego Chargers needed to merely to beat Kansas City in their regular-season finale on Sunday to slip into the playoffs for the second straight year. That’s why Mike…