Olympic Viewing: No gloating allowed

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia Highlights from coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics: NO GLOATING ALLOWED: There was no mistaking the grin on Savannah Guthrie’s face as the “Today” show juxtaposed pictures of a sunny Sochi with snow falling on empty, slush-filled...

Minaj uses Malcolm X, racial slur in cover art

AP Photo/Brad Barket NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a famous photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song. Minaj posted the photo Wednesday on her website and Instagram page, and received criticism...

Southwest Ohio Legislator Faces More Charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio grand jury has brought 53 new charges including an alleged pattern of corruption against a state legislator already facing trial on felony charges of security fraud, theft and other counts. Republican Rep. Pete Beck is accused of being part of...

In Comcast deal, victor isn’t necessarily a winner

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing like a bidding war to turn the stock of a lackluster company into a star. Shareholders of Time Warner Cable, which has been losing video customers, are big winners after rival Comcast agreed to buy the company for a...

Man gets life for killing, burying body in cement

William Cormier, charged with first-degree murder in the death of former Pensacola newspaper reporter Sean Dugas, testifies in his own defense Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/The Pensacola News Journal, Ben Twingley) NO SALES William Cormier, charged with...

Hey Romeo, thank these guys for bringing the roses

In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, pallet of okra wait in a cargo holding area in Miami for shipment to Europe. Millions of Americans will exchange flowers with loved ones this Valentine’s Day, despite freezing temperatures across half the nation and each year, 715 million...

Television show ‘Cops’ returns to Albuquerque area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decade after Albuquerque’s mayor banned `Cops’ from filming in the New Mexico city, the reality show is returning. But this time, it’s partnering with the county. And a spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry made it clear...

Gov: Bridgestone Agrees To Plead Guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bridgestone Corp. has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing conspiracy and pay a $425 million criminal fine in a Justice Department investigation that has swept the automotive parts industry. Twenty-six companies including Tokyo-based Bridgestone have pleaded...

OF Brantley Signs 4-year Extension With Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielder Michael Brantley to a four-year, $25 million contract extension that avoids arbitration and gives him a prominent place in the team’s future. Brantley led the team with a .284 batting average last season....