Egypt frees Australian reporter Greste after 400 days in jail
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:32:06 -0500
Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days following a global outcry over his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English television, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus with brother Michael after his release from Cairo's Tora prison, interior ministry and airport officials told AFP. The reporter was detained along with two colleagues, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and an Egyptian producer, Baher Mohamed, in December 2013 and charged with aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood movement. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera welcomed Cairo's decision and expressed hope the other two journalists would soon also be set free.
Whiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:19:46 -0500
BOSTON (AP) — Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game.
A bunch of 5: Djokovic wins another Australian Open title
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:18:31 -0500
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was one occasion where Novak Djokovic couldn't really empathize with Andy Murray, his long-time friend.
Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:10:14 -0500
CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.
Anthony scores 31 points as Knicks rout Lakers 92-80
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:08:58 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony hears those voices saying he's getting old, that he can't jump like he once did.
Obama: NFL should consider officials controlling game balls
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:45 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is weighing into the controversy over deflated footballs and says the NFL should be considering how officials can control game balls.
Major snowstorm churns through Midwest toward New England
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:56 -0500
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - A major winter storm swept into the northern Plains on Sunday, threatening to bury Chicago under more than a foot of snow before tracking toward New England, a region still reeling from a powerful blizzard that struck only days earlier. The fresh snowfall and strong winds could complicate the plans of millions of Americans in the Midwest planning to travel to Super Bowl parties on Sunday. In Chicago's two major airports, about 1,400 flights were scratched. “We are right now ramping up into blizzard conditions,” said David Beachler, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chicago.
Goats offered as alternative for clearing area of plutonium
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:51:44 -0500
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A goat herder who has a college degree in weed sciences told federal wildlife officials that she could eliminate the need for a possible 700-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there and eliminate concerns over spreading radioactive plutonium.
'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:39:19 -0500
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film-lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.
Running Story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:34:07 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl's ad games have been underway for weeks now, but there are still some surprises left.
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