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  • 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…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Japan condemns online video purportedly showing Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix…

  • Big Montana oil spill is latest involving pipeline company

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming company whose pipeline leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and its sister company have had multiple pipeline spills and federal fines levied against…

  • Super Bowl the final act of the NFL’s worst season

    PHOENIX (AP) — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. The problems — most of them made…