- Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap
TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
- Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.
- What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.
- Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan
KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.
- US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat
SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — People in the hamlet of Santa Ursula began to worry when the logging started. In a few short weeks, more than a mile of densely forested riverbank was stripped from the Arroyo Sal to make way for heavy dredging equipment.
- Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name
PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.
- APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.
- Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"
- Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check
LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.
- Katy Perry says halftime performance will make you 'Roar'
PHOENIX (AP) — Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you "Roar" — with animals.
- Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers
PHOENIX (AP) — Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving.
- Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media
PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.
- NFL says reported concussions down 25 percent this season
PHOENIX (AP) — The number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the regular season, according to the NFL, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall.
- Vinovich survives health scare to referee Super Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) — One moment Bill Vinovich was lifting weights to stay in shape for the NFL season, the next he was on a hospital bed overhearing doctors say the next 48 hours would determine if he would live.
- Harrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to 69-53 win over Mizzou
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The way his team rolled over Missouri when they met a couple weeks ago, Kentucky coach John Calipari anticipated the Tigers throwing a few haymakers in the rematch.