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Chemical spill a blow to W.Va. capital’s economy

Dora Clark of Charleston, W.Va. stocks up on bottled water at a supermarket in Charleston, W.Va. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in the wake of Freedom Industries’ chemical spill into the Elk River on Thursday. Customers were allowed to purchase up to four cases of water at a...

Blount has 2 TD runs, Patriots lead Colts 14-7

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount had two 2-yard touchdown runs, and the New England Patriots led the Indianapolis Colts 14-7 after one quarter in a rainy AFC divisional round playoff game Saturday night. On the Colts’ third play from...

International directors gather for Globes panel

AP Photo/Virginia Mayo LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – a group of journalists who cover movies for international publications – so it’s fitting to pay special tribute to international...

Hanks, Blanchett, Scorsese among BAFTA guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aaron Paul celebrated their Golden Globe Award nominations over cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream. The nominees were among the guests of honor at the British Academy of Film and...

Entrepreneur: Boost Calif. wages to $12-an-hour

FILE – In this Aug. 27, 1997 file photo, Ron Unz, poses inside the Las Families Del Pueblo child care center in Los Angeles. Unz, a Silicon Valley multimillionaire and registered Republican who once ran for governor and, briefly, U.S. Senate, wants state voters to endorse...

Seahawks rumble past Saints, 23-15

AP Photo/John Froschauer SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC divisional...

Hypnotist Scott Lewis dies in Sydney balcony fall

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. stage hypnotist Scott Lewis has plunged to his death from the balcony of a Sydney apartment. Lewis was in Australia to perform in the Sydney Opera House. A police spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity Sunday that officers found his body...

Editorial: Maryland’s costly health-care blunder

THERE’S NOW a preliminary price tag on Maryland’s failure to roll out a functional health-insurance Web site: $5 million to $10 million. That’s an estimate of how much it will cost the state to offer emergency health coverage to people who couldn’t sign up...

Chemical spill a blow to W.Va capital’s economy

Dora Clark of Charleston, W.Va. stocks up on bottled water at a supermarket in Charleston, W.Va. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in the wake of Freedom Industries’ chemical spill into the Elk River on Thursday. Customers were allowed to purchase up to four cases of water at a...

No. 5 Michigan State beats Minnesota 87-75 in OT

AP Photo/Al Goldis EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Keith Appling scored 24 points to help No. 5 Michigan State beat Minnesota 87-75 in overtime Saturday after overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half and blowing a lead late in regulation. The Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big...