- Clashes sweep Central Africa Republic capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Wielding rifles and machetes, armed Christian fighters who support the Central African Republic's exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday, leaving nearly 100 people dead. Shrouded bodies were lined up in a mosque as dozens of wounded lay on blood-stained hospital floors.
- Jobs report to help show if US economy is for real
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy appears to be gathering momentum ahead of the critical holiday shopping season.
- Oil crews endure even when wind chill drops to -40
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil rig in North Dakota's booming oil patch.
- Disgraced priest to wed pope adviser's daughter
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child's mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis' top advisers.
- No charges for Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
- Only Duke can keep Heisman from Winston
NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing standing in the way of Jameis Winston and the Heisman Trophy is the Duke Blue Devils.
- When it comes to World Cup draw, location matters
For about an hour Friday, much of the planet will come to a dead stop, all eyes and attention glued to four bowls of what look an awful lot like pingpong balls. A lottery that could make someone rich beyond his or her wildest dreams? No, though some would argue this can bring even more happiness.
- Bulls' Rose not ruling out return this season
CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose isn't quite ruling out a return to the Chicago Bulls this season.
- McCann, Ellsbury just the start for Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann says joining the New York Yankees is "one of the best days of my life"