- Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future
PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
PARIS (AP) — Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.
- U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago may have felt it had no choice but to take the extreme step of closing for an entire day after an online threat against whites on campus that authorities say was motived by the police shooting of a black teenager, security experts said.
- Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.
- Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rudder control system problem that had occurred nearly two dozen times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane in Indonesia that killed all 162 people on board, investigators said Tuesday.
- Ravens return blocked field goal on last play, stun Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brent Urban just wanted a chance to play. Will Hill wanted redemption.
- Bryant kicks off hoops goodbye tour in hometown of Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kobe Bryant's farewell tour begins in the city that loves and hates him.
- Oregon offensive coordinator Frost is new UCF coach
Central Florida has hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as its new coach to take over a program that just finished a winless season.
- FANTASY PLAYS: How to keep your team going with spare parts
In virtually every fantasy football league in the world, Kirk Cousins wasn't even considered as a quarterback option on draft day. He wasn't even the top option on his own team for most of the offseason.
- No team deserves to win the NFC East
Six wins will win the NFC East.