February 1, 2015

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Super Bowl Media Day: The art of saying little to nothing

In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands against a wall during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in Newark, N.J. The history of Super Bowl Media Day has played a key role in making the Super Bowl the most-watched NFL TV program. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day. It’s a story about the media covering other media pretending to cover players and coaches for the Patriots and Seahawks, who, in turn, will pretend to shed light on the issues of theday while also taking videos Read More…

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

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BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total Read More…

Owner Robert Kraft says Patriots did nothing wrong, will be owed apology in the end

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft reads a statement during a news conference Monday in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

CHANDLER, Ariz. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion Kraft is certain will occur. In an unscheduled statement, Kraft strongly defended his team’s actions and Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Jan. 26

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our daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Northeast braces for ‘potentially historic’ storm  A blizzard warning is issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston which could see up to almost two feet of snow. 2. Obama is chief Read More…

Obama takes in India’s grand Republic Day parade

President Barack Obama, fourth from left seated, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third from left, watch an award ceremony and a parade from their viewing stand during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday. (AP Photo/Stephen Crowley, Pool)

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine Read More…

Japan seeks Jordan’s help on gaining hostage’s release

This image taken from an online video released by the Islamic State group's al-Furqan media arm on Tuesday purports to show the group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages that the militants identify as Kenji Goto Jogo, left, and Haruna Yukawa, right, unless a $200 million ransom is paid within 72 hours. Japan's Foreign Ministry's anti-terrorism section has seen the video and analysts are assessing it, a ministry official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release. The chief government spokesman refused direct comment on the contents of talks with Jordan, where a Japanese envoy is coordinating regional efforts Read More…

At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon’s budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Ted Read More…

Greece’s Syriza to form gov’t after election victory

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country’s bailout. Although the alliance between two ideologically opposed parties who share only their opposition to the bailout was a surprise, it nevertheless boosted stock markets across Read More…

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt’s Mubarak freed from prison

In this June 2, 2012 file photo, the two sons of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, arrive to the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials say two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father. (AP Photo, File)

CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the two, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak’s one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free from Torah Prison in a southern Cairo suburb Read More…

Doctors OK medical marijuana for sick kids failed by other drugs

Nicole Gross uses an oral syringe to give her son Chase his daily dose of a medical marijuana oil, known as Charlotte's Web, at their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. They moved to Colorado from Chicago about a year ago to legally treat Chase, who used to have hundreds of seizures per day. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids’ troublesome Read More…