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A Super Bowl weekend at a golf tournament without Tiger

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three previous trips were enough for Tiger Woods to leave quite an impression at the Phoenix Open. The hole-in-one on the most raucous hole in golf. Fans moving a half-ton boulder. A kid tossing an orange onto the green when he was putting.

NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob.

Posted: January 30, 2015
1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spots

NEW YORK (AP) — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.

Posted: January 30, 2015
10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Oil spill risk increases as Bay Bridge radar beacon malfunctions continue

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Two years after a 752-foot-long oil tanker collided in heavy fog with the Bay Bridge — an accident Coast Guard investigators blamed in part on a broken radar beacon on the bridge — one of the bridge’s three beacons is broken again.

Posted: January 30, 2015
US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Lawyers unveil opening arguments on first day of Etan Patz trial

NEW YORK—The long-awaited murder trial of Pedro Hernandez over first-grader Etan Patz’s 1979 disappearance began Friday with a prosecutor charging the mentally challenged ex-bodega worker set a trap with a smile and a soda and then “snuffed out” a “beautiful life.”

Posted: January 30, 2015
Ohio delays executions of 6 men, implements new lethal injection cocktail

Six men sitting on death row in Ohio will see their executions delayed until 2016 as the state continues to try to implement new lethal injection protocols after a convicted killer writhed for 10 minutes before dying during an execution last year.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Suge Knight’s arrest foreshadowed in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ scene

LOS ANGELES — On a film set in Leimert Park, an actor playing rap mogul Suge Knight angrily peeled out of a parking lot in a Jeep. The film, “Straight Outta Compton,” tells the origin story of N.W.A and its famed members, including Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Perspective: Suge Knight, a link who’d lost connection

LOS ANGELES — Marion “Suge” Knight and Death Row Records filed for bankruptcy in 2006, long after his numerous legal run-ins had alienated him from most reputable companies and his flagship artists had left. Yet he still made it past velvet ropes.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.

Posted: January 30, 2015
First woman commander of Alaska National Guard: ‘no old boys network’

Four months after a federal investigation found that some members of the Alaska National Guard were ostracized and abused after reporting sexual assaults, Gov. Bill Walker on Friday named a new leader to “turn the page” on the Guard’s damaged culture.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Authorities say Knight argued with man before hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say Marion "Suge" Knight argued and exchanged punches with a man before allegedly running him over and fatally striking a friend with his pickup truck.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Baby chicks think small numbers belong on the left, just like us

A new study found that chicks associate the left side with smaller numbers and the right side with higher numbers.

Posted: January 30, 2015
NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future

PHOENIX (AP) — As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Cellphone records will back Suge Knight’s story, lawyer says

LOS ANGELES — The man whom Marion “Suge” Knight is accused of running over with his truck called the former rap mogul and asked him to come by a Compton burger restaurant for a meeting, Knight’s attorney said Friday.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street went wild for burgers Friday.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Democrats renew press for curbs on e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON — Democrats are renewing efforts to protect children from the potential harm of electronic cigarettes, but the main event will come on the regulatory front if the Food and Drug Administration meets expectations and releases a final rule this year.

Posted: January 30, 2015
Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.

Posted: January 30, 2015

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