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Senior IOC member criticizes US choices for Sochi

ROME (AP) — A senior Italian IOC member criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation for next month’s Sochi Olympics. “It’s absurd that a country like that sends four lesbians to Russia just to...

AP Source: Warriors acquire Crawford, Brooks

AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack signed with Cleveland as a free agent last summer. The Warriors had hoped Toney Douglas could help...

AP PHOTOS: Fog shrouds skylines on East Coast

Pedestrians walk in a morning fog on 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW across from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A dense fog has caused limited visibility in the Washington area. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Pedestrians walk...

QB Tom Brady not spotted at Patriots practice

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has taken time off from practice before the New England Patriots play the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett says Brady missed the full practice Wednesday. But Mallett...

Lawsuit over Michael Jackson insurance settled

AP Photo/Joel Ryan LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit over the payout of a $17.5 million policy related to Michael Jackson’s planned comeback concerts has been settled, attorneys told a judge on Wednesday. Lawyers for Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London and...

Fed: US economic growth healthy over holidays

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output. The Fed says nine of its 12 banking districts described growth as moderate, up from...

5 killed in shootout in Russian region of Dagestan

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A shootout between security forces and militants in the volatile Russian region of Dagestan killed five people, authorities said. The gunbattle broke out after militants barricaded themselves inside a home in the village of Karlanyurt, Dagestan...

GM predicts modest pretax profit gain this year

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Wednesday it expects a modest gain in pretax profits this year as global sales growth slows. The No. 1 U.S. automaker joined others in forecasting slower growth in the red-hot U.S. market. Still, GM and industry analysts expect sales...

GM predicts modest pretax profit gain this year

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Wednesday it expects a modest gain in pretax profits this year as global sales growth slows. The No. 1 U.S. automaker joined others in forecasting slower growth in the red-hot U.S. market. Still, GM and industry analysts expect sales...

CBS creating unit to develop special live programs

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — CBS is establishing a special unit to develop miniseries and special live programs, an illustration of changing tastes in television. CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said Wednesday the new effort is being done in the wake of the miniseries...