May 29, 2016

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Patriots coach says he doesn’t know how footballs were deflated

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn’t know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions Thursday after saying he knew nothing about accusations that his team cheated with underinflated footballs in its win against the Colts Read More…

Coroner: Ohio State athlete’s death will be ruled a suicide

COLUMBUS (AP) — A coroner says the death of an Ohio State athlete found dead with a gunshot wound to the head will be ruled a suicide. The final autopsy report for 22-year-old wrestler and football scout team member Kosta Karageorge isn’t quite finished. The county coroner said Wednesday she is awaiting neuropathology reports about Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Jan. 21

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. President capitalizes on recovery  Obama’s State of the Union address used economic successes to leverage his position over the GOP which now fully controls Congress. 2. Obama oversells ‘rise’ from the recession  AP’S Fact Check finds that Read More…

Analysis: Obama seizes on recovery, bets on staying power

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking credit for policies he said raised the country out of its recession. But sweet spots are by definition fleeting Read More…

FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

EDITOR’S NOTE — An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have “risen from recession” quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn Read More…

Japan’s Abe ‘fighting against time’ seeking to free hostages

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never to give in to terrorism. Abe returned to Tokyo from a six-day Middle East tour slightly ahead of schedule and convened a Cabinet meeting soon Read More…

Palestinian attacker stabs passengers on Tel Aviv bus

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding four of them seriously before he was chased down, shot and arrested by Israeli police in an attack praised by the Islamic militant Hamas group. The assault, described by police as a “terror attack,” was the Read More…

France to get better guns, more intel agents to fight terror

PARIS (AP) — France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring spree and creating a better database of anyone suspected of extremist links. The measures detailed by Prime Minister Manuel Valls came as four men were handed preliminary charges Read More…

Survey: CEOs say US more attractive to investors than China

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Amid growing concerns over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the No. 1 investment destination among chief executives around the world, a survey found Tuesday. That’s the first time the U.S. has topped the list since accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, first started asking the Read More…

Havana talks start with promises by Obama, Cuban caution

HAVANA (AP) — The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades begins two days of negotiations with grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government. U.S. moves to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and loosen the five-decade trade embargo have “the potential to end Read More…