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Abducted Spanish journalist released in Syria

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish newspaper says that a correspondent who was kidnapped in Syria by an organization linked to al-Qaida has been released by his captors. El Periodico says journalist Marc Marginedas, who went missing on Sept. 4, crossed over the border into Turkey...

Randolph Leads Grizzlies Past Cavaliers 110-96

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies used a big second half to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-96 Saturday night. Randolph had 17 points in the second half to help Memphis outscore Cleveland 56-31 and rally from an early...

Iditarod mushers prepare for start of famous race

The dogs of Canadian musher Karen Ramstead, from Perryval Alberta, are decked out in appropriate colors as they cross the bridge to Goose Lake during the ceremonial start for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/The...

Penguins-Blackhawks Sums

First Period_1, Chicago, Sharp 29 (Toews, Leddy), 15:35. Penalties_Despres, Pit (tripping), 4:12; Glass, Pit (boarding), 11:48; Oduya, Chi (holding), 17:46. Second Period_2, Chicago, Toews 20, 10:47. 3, Chicago, Versteeg 10 (Kane, Handzus), 16:43. Penalties_Despres, Pit...

Russian troop convoy on road to Crimea’s capital

Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. An emblem on one of the vehicles and their number plates identify them as belonging to the Russian military. Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of sending...

Obama, Putin: Starkly differing views on Ukraine

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama’s statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of...

Storm threat subsides in California

Ryan Springer, 16, surfs a large puddle off in Carpinteria, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. The storm marked a sharp departure from many months of drought that has grown to crisis proportions for the state’s vast farming industry. However, such storms would have to...

Oakland’s Second Half Buries Youngstown St. 87-81

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Travis Bader scored 33 points and Corey Petros added 23 with 13 rebounds as Oakland put down Youngstown State 87-81 on Saturday. Bader broke the NCAA Division I career 3-point record last Sunday and went 6 for 13 in this game. In a high scoring first half...

Storm leaves mud California cities

Trash collects along the shore after after a rainstorm in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Trash collects along the shore after after a rainstorm in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Santa Barbara...

Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — We’re in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives. Toothbrushes tell...