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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Not running: Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 campaign before getting in WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better…

  • Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the…

  • Finished: Pit to access broken Seattle tunneling machine

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has finished digging a 120-foot-deep pit that can be used to access and repair the broken tunneling…

  • Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe — from Uber itself. The ride-booking company on Friday used…

  • Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An exceedingly opulent seaside resort in Southern California has sold for an eye-popping $360 million. That price tag for the Montage Laguna Beach — which comes to $1.4 million per…

  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops

    DENVER (AP) — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It’s an urban legend that won’t go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit…

  • Lawsuit: Exploding air bag killed Texas man

    HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Texas man who died in a minor traffic accident is alleging in a lawsuit that their loved one is the latest person to be killed by shrapnel shooting…

  • Goodell: No specific plans for Los Angeles

    PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL hasn’t yet zeroed in on a specific team for a possible move to Los Angeles, and any move will be subject to the league’s relocation policy, according to NFL Commissioner…

  • Wearing Seahawks gear, lawmakers support fantasy football

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — On the last weekday before the Super Bowl, legislators wearing Seattle Seahawks gear made noise over a bill to allow Washington state residents to legally play fantasy football. The activity has…

  • IBM boss gets bonus despite company’s woes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company’s sales and profits declined in 2014. Rometty and other top executives did…

  • Jury deliberations break for weekend in Toyota Camry case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury of six men and six women has gone home for the weekend in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors…

  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people,…

  • NHL commissioner Bettman open to ads on World Cup jerseys

    VANCOUVER (AP) — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says advertisements could be included on jerseys at the World Cup of Hockey. The league has so far resisted putting ads on the sweaters of its 30 teams,…

  • Titans fire vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have fired vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson and streamlined their football administration. The Titans announced the moves Friday. General manager Ruston Webster also announced that both…

  • NFL’s Goodell seeks to look past ‘tough year,’ to future

    PHOENIX (AP) — As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to…