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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Search expands for AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather 24 hours ago with 162 people aboard SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather 24 hours ago with 162 people aboard SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24…

  • Utah’s abortion rate drops to lowest level ever recorded

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s abortion rate has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, and there are differing opinions as to why. The rate fell to 4.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2013,…

  • Widespread problems on Rikers Island tough to fix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help. Amid the chaos inside a Rikers Island dormitory, surveillance video…

  • Ebola chief says CDC lab incident poses no risk to public

    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Ebola response coordinator called the mishandling of materials that led to a lab technician’s possible exposure to the virus “unacceptable.” Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain told CBS’ “Face the Nation”…

  • Holiday flu hits Washington D.C. metro area

    WASHINGTON —  A lot of kids and adults in the Washington, D.C. area are spending the holidays in bed with the flu, and the latest government surveillance map shows no let-up in new cases. The Centers for Disease Control…

  • Key events in year of scrutiny on Rikers Island

    New York City’s massive Rikers Island jail complex has come under increased scrutiny in the past year following a series of reports by The Associated Press on gruesome inmate deaths, guard brutality and mismanagement. Investigations…

  • Malaria killing thousands more than Ebola in West Africa

    GUECKEDOU, Guinea (AP) — West Africa’s fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, near…

  • Can tossing back a beer or two help you do better at work?

    WASHINGTON — Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that having a blood alcohol level right of .075 makes people more creative than those who were sober. But the same was not true…

  • Browns suspend receiver Josh Gordon, Manziel late

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began — suspended. The Browns’ enigmatic wide receiver was suspended Saturday for missing a team walk-through and will miss the finale in…

  • 2 more Devils come down with mumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are fielding a short-handed lineup in their first game with a new committee of coaches behind the bench. The Devils are without center Patrik Elias and right…

  • Argentina’s president suffers fractured ankle

    BUENO AIRES (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has suffered a fracture in her left ankle, the latest in a series of health setbacks. A statement signed by two doctors, Marcelo Ballesteros and Daniel Fernandez,…

  • NFL Injury Report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: CAROLINA PANTHERS at ATLANTA FALCONS — PANTHERS: QUESTIONABLE: LB A.J. Klein (knee). PROBABLE: RB DeAngelo Williams (hand). FALCONS: QUESTIONABLE:…

  • Former soccer star George Weah wins Liberian Senate race

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former soccer star George Weah has won a seat in the Liberian Senate by coming out ahead of the president’s son, according to Liberia’s election commission. Weah received 78 percent of…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA-SCHEDULE Rockets grab division lead…Bucks crush Hawks…Cavs bounce back UNDATED (AP) — Josh Smith was quite productive in his Houston Rockets debut. Smith scored 21 points and had eight rebounds as the Rockets downed Memphis…