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  • Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished…

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    ISLAMIC STATE UPDATE: Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer today to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Horror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto’s beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan…

  • Obama budget offers contrasts, long-shot deals with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama’s budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress. It also will contain…

  • Irsay says he’s confident NFL will solve deflated footballs

    PHOENIX (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay says he’s confident NFL investigators will figure out how the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game. The issue was the main topic of…

  • US prosecutors: New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn’t hide behind fake identities and weren’t stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn’t more…

  • Capsule look at Hall of Fame Class of 2015

    A capsule look at those elected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame: ___ Jerome Bettis Running Back 5-11, 243 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers. … 13 seasons, 192 games. Selected by…

  • Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and…

  • Prince William schools face cutting full-day kindergarten

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County school officials are preparing to make cuts as the school system’s enrollment boom has continued to outpace the budget. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1yZmjZ2 ) reports school officials are…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Online video purports to show Islamic State group beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto TOKYO (AP) — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto,…

  • 3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firm

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based firm says it employed the three military contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan. Praetorian Standard Inc. of Fayetteville identified the men slain Thursday…

  • Airport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chair

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A traveler who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faced numerous charges Saturday for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping.…

  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the…

  • Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

    PHOENIX (AP) — In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy. That was how it played out last year…

  • Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire swept through a plastic packaging factory on Saturday night in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, killing at least 13 people, a fire department official said. Fire department official Mohammed Farhaduzzaman said…