Police: Man shoots, wounds wife at Nevada hospital

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An 88-year-old man accused of shooting and critically wounding his wife Sunday at a Nevada hospital was placed on suicide watch at a local jail, authorities said. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said William Dresser was arrested after firing one shot...

Manning’s Broncos to face Seahawks in Super Bowl

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the best defense they’ve met all season when they play Richard Sherman’s Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. It will be a matchup between the NFL’s No. 1 offense, led by Manning, against the...

China’s economy grows 7.7 percent in 2013

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy grew by 7.7 percent last year, tying 2012 for the weakest performance since the 1990s, after its expansion eased in the final quarter. Government data on Monday showed the economy grew 7.7 percent in the three months ending in December....

Florida is a retirement spot for horses, too

Mary and Peter Gregory feed a carrot to one of their retired, abused or neglected horses Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at their Mill Creek Farm which they started in 1984 in Alachua, Fla. About 130 horses have this 325-acre farm as their retirement home, doted on by the Gregorys, who...

Fox shows heart in guiding Denver to Super Bowl

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson DENVER (AP) — Well, how’s that heart feel now, John Fox? “It feels great,” the indefatigable coach said after Denver’s 26-16 thumping of New England on Sunday sent the Broncos to their first Super Bowl in 15 years....

In health care as in teaching, new standards are eroding enthusiasm

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How U-Va. can show its commitment to low-income students

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A New Year’s resolution for Congress

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Big money’s influence in Montgomery County

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‘Dark money’ and corruption, here and abroad

The Jan. 13 editorial “Dark money labyrinth” appropriately urged big political spenders who hide behind a veil of secrecy in federal elections to exercise transparency instead. In many states, a parallel development is too often overlooked. A surge in independent spending is...