Australian Open: Two Williams, two Madisons

24 January 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Read More


NBA: Chicago’s Texas two-step

24 January 2015

DALLAS (AP) – Chicago completed a Texas two-step by winning a hard-fought game 102-98 at Dallas on Friday, a day after handing San Antonio a heavy defeat. Read More


Pride call

24 January 2015

EAST LONDON – West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his failing side to muster all the pride they can and come back strongly in the final two One-Day Internationals of the five-match series. Read More


$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump

23 January 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. Read More


Measles started at Disney California

23 January 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California led to warnings against visiting the happiest place on Earth if tourists or their children have not been vaccinated against the highly contagious respiratory disease that has sickened 70 people. Read More


Town once run by polygamist leader sharply divided

23 January 2015

HILDALE, Utah (AP) - As polygamist leader Warren Jeffs awaited his fate in a Texas prison, he sent an order to his followers on the Utah-Arizona border: Build me a new compound. Read More


A new generation enters line to Saudi throne

23 January 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts the kingdom's future squarely in the hands of a new generation. Read More


Gasol brothers All-Star starters

23 January 2015

PAU AND MARC GASOL of Spain have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star Game, while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Read More


Australia in Tri-Series final

23 January 2015

HOBART, Australia (AP) – Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series One-Day International cricket on Friday, clinching their place in the final. Read More


King Abdullah has died at 90

22 January 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful US ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, according... Read More



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