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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Marshawn Lynch’s 3-yard TD run gives Seahawks 7-7 tie vs. Patriots in 2nd quarter GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Matthews’ first career catch set up Marshawn Lynch’s 3-yard touchdown run to give the Seattle Seahawks…

  • Obama: US trying to rescue American woman from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is doing everything in its power to try to rescue an American woman being held by Islamic State militants. A day after a Japanese journalist held…

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — The wife of slain Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said Monday she is devastated but proud of her husband, who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists. In a statement issued through the British-based…

  • Obama tells parents to get their kids vaccinated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a measles outbreak, President Barack Obama is telling parents to get their kids vaccinated. Obama says those who don’t get their shots can pose a risk to infants…

  • 1 hurt as small blasts rattle Bangkok mall shoppers

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand on Monday were investigating a pair of bombings outside a luxury shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok, the first such violence reported in the capital since last year’s…

  • 2 Australian ministers brush off leadership speculation

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two senior Australian government ministers on Monday brushed off reports that they might challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s leadership as an opinion poll showed a further fall in his popularity. Speculation…

  • South Sudan’s warring factions sign another peace deal

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s warring factions early Monday signed another peace deal in the latest effort to end hostilities that have raged for more than a year. The government and rebels have…

  • Northern California chief’s new approach revitalizes force

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading “#blacklivesmatter” during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black…

  • Obama weighs in on deflated footballs, politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday said the NFL should consider how referees can control game footballs instead of individual teams and he defended his aggressive stance with congressional Republicans during a live…

  • Sheriff’s office IDs injured Mount Hood climbers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a husband and wife who were taken to a Portland hospital after a fall on Mount Hood. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Michelle Carlson of Portland…

  • Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and…

  • Obama assumes NFL will look at having refs control footballs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s not sure whether the Patriots cheated when they used deflated footballs in the game that got them to the Super Bowl, but says he assumes the NFL…

  • Sheriff seeking ‘person of interest’ after 5 people killed

    LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a “person of interest” after five people were found slain inside a home in west Georgia. Investigators are looking for a 26-year-old man who may…

  • Alan Simpson says Jeb Bush best choice for president in 2016

    POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson said he supports former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president. Simpson, a Republican, says Bush has the qualifications through his experience as governor of a…

  • France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions

    PARIS (AP) — France’s Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece’s efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe’s economic stability. The backing was a victory for Greek Finance…