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Sharks hold off Bruins

BOSTON — San Jose’s Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton made Boston pay for a string of penalties. They scored power-play goals just 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the Sharks ahead for good to beat the Bruins, 5-4, on Tuesday. “You’ve got to win them all kinds of different ways,” said San […]

Winter storm shuts down stretches of Colorado highways

DENVER (AP) — Heavy snow and strong winds stranded vehicles and shut down highways outside of Denver today while the city itself only got some light snow from a powerful winter storm. A stretch of Interstate 25 south of Denver near Castle Rock was closed because there were so many vehicles stranded there, including two […]

HOLIDAYS: Got a holiday kitchen disaster? We’ve got a fix for that!

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press If you’re planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you’d be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: “Never apologize. Never explain.” Because something is going to go wrong. Something always does. But that doesn’t mean you need to tell the world. Her philosophy was […]

Clinton, Sanders debate foreign policy after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the country still reeling from deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Hillary Rodham Clinton cast herself as America’s strongest leader in a scary world, even as she found herself forced to defend her own role during the rise of the Islamic State militants. “This election is not only about electing a president, […]

Tuition-free online university draws immigrant students

By Amy Taxin LOS ANGELES — Colombian-born Nathaly Ordonez had practically given up on the idea of attending college after learning her family’s visas had expired, leaving her saddled with immigration woes as soon as she graduated from her New Jersey high school. She eventually got a waitress job, but still didn’t earn enough to […]

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

By Greg Keller and Jamey Keaten PARIS — The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead and 352 injured. President Francois Hollande vowed […]

Paris attacks may prompt Obama to step up military action

By Robert Burns WASHINGTON — The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves like launching a U.S. or international ground offensive or accelerating aerial bombing in hopes of eliminating the global threat […]

Student at Long Beach State killed in Paris terror attacks

LONG BEACH (AP) — A California college student killed in the Paris terrorist attacks was at a restaurant with fellow Long Beach students when she was fatally shot, school officials said Saturday. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a senior studying design at California State University, Long Beach, was taking part in an exchange program at the Strate […]

Obesity still rising among adults, women overtake men

NEW YORK (AP) — Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation’s alarming, decades-long rise […]

No ticket, no driver: Police stop Google self-driving car

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — A California police officer made a traffic stop, but wrote no ticket. There was no driver to give it to anyway. Mountain View police said in a statement that an officer pulled over a Google self-driving car that was being tested on local roads Thursday. The officer noticed the car going […]

Applications for U.S. jobless aid stay near historic lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid was unchanged last week, a sign that most businesses are reluctant to cut jobs. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless benefits remained at a seasonally adjusted 276,000, the same as the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose […]

EU travel freedom in danger as nations fence out migrants

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European leaders scrambled Thursday to keep their passport-free travel zone from collapsing, after Germany, Sweden and Slovenia acted on their own to tighten borders or erect fences to slow the relentless influx of people marching into Europe. A two-day summit held on the Mediterranean island of Malta was meant to focus […]

Storm brings winds, reports of tornadoes in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fast-moving storm system dropped snow and rain over portions of the Midwest on Wednesday, packing strong winds that flipped semi trailers, damaged industrial park buildings and downed power lines in parts of Iowa and Nebraska. National Weather Service officials said the system, which began Tuesday around Utah and moved […]

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