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Butler shocks No. 1 Indiana in 2OT

INDIANAPOLIS — The most unlikely player on the roster made a most unforgettable shot for Butler. Walk-on Alex Barlow drove in for a spinning 6-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left in overtime and the Bulldogs toppled No. 1 Indiana, 88-86, Saturday for their first victory over a top-ranked team in school history. Barlow, a sophomore, […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kerry, Hagel front-runners to lead State, Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama’s short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened […]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Opportunistic Bengals blast Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Now the Cincinnati Bengals can focus on that other Pennsylvania team. Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers and Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-13, on Thursday. The Bengals (8-6) took a half-game lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last playoff spot […]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Weekly US jobless aid applications drop to 343K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the lowest in two months. It is the second-lowest […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Ditto': Neighbor responds to elaborate light display

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who knew she couldn’t compete head on with her neighbor’s elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response. Using red and green lights, Kristina Green of Maricopa spelled out the word “ditto” and made an arrow pointing toward her neighbor’s home. KNXV-TV reports that Green’s display […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Kings fall to Bucks

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings, 98-85, on Wednesday. Tyreke Evans had 17 points in his return to Sacramento’s lineup after missing three straight games — and five of six — with a sore left knee. John Salmons […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Calif Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 74-year-old Brown is receiving a short course of conventional radiotherapy for “localized prostate cancer,” the statement said. Brown’s “prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fiscal cliff talks intense; Obama and Boehner talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S. economy off a “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Tuesday, a day after the president offered to reduce […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bay Area crab fleet ends strike after price deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco area crab fishermen are ending their nearly weeklong strike after reaching an agreement with fish brokers over price. KTVU-TV reports that the two sides agreed Tuesday on $3 per pound, ending the stalemate that kept boats in harbor and local crab off of market shelves. Larry Collins, president of […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland mall remains closed Wednesday a day after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened fire on shoppers, killing two people and wounding a third, before killing himself. The shooter was a man in his 20s who apparently fired at random because there’s no known connection between the […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

College roundup: No. 3 Michigan improves to 10-0

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke scored 19 points and freshman Nik Stauskas added 12 to lead No. 3 Michigan to a 67-39 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (10-0) are off to their best start since their national title season of 1988-89, and this win was every bit the mismatch it was […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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