Patriots backup QBs played key role in Super Bowl run

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett, center, participates in a drill during practice for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) HOUSTON (AP) — Being a backup quarterback...

Falcons’ young defense could be key against Patriots

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Philip Wheeler (41) takes in the sun as he prepares to put his helmet on during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Houston. Atlanta will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday. (AP...

Pipeline Projects In Limbo As Energy Commissioner Departs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major natural gas pipeline projects along the East Coast and Midwest face months of uncertainty as the federal agency that oversees the work loses a commissioner and will be unable to decide on projects in the Trump administration. Democrat Norman Bay is...

Police: Teen Shot After Displaying Real-looking Replica Gun

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 15-year-old boy wounded by officers after he refused repeated commands to put down his weapon had pointed a real-looking replica handgun at an officer. Centerville Police Chief Bruce Robertson on Friday displayed a photo, saying...

AP Exclusive: Oswalt says heart condition, meds killed wife

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt said Friday that coroner’s officials informed him that his wife died last year from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. Oswalt wrote in a statement to...

Iraqi ‘speechless’ after 7-year-wait to get into US

Munther Alaskry sits in the lobby of his New York hotel as his son Hassan naps behind him on a couch, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Alaskry and his family arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport after the Trump administration reversed course and said he and other interpreters who...

DeVos moves closer to confirmation as education secretary

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. DeVos bid to become education secretary could be in...

Trump launches his attack on banks’ financial restraints

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after his signing the order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The executive order that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which...

All-Star Kevin Love Doesn’t Expect Cavaliers To Trade Him

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love doesn’t believe the Cleveland Cavaliers will trade him. Despite weeks of rumors that the NBA champions have been in trade talks with the New York Knicks about a deal involving Carmelo Anthony for the All-Star forward, Love said Friday...

APNewsBreak: Danica Patrick’s sponsor sued by racing team

FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, Danica Patrick poses by her new race car during a news conference to announce a new sponsorship for her NASCAR auto racing team at Stewart-Haas Racing’s headquarters in Kannapolis, N.C. Stewart-Haas Racing has filed a breach...