Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

SEATTLE (AP) — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl...

Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod

AP Photo/William J. Kole BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading...

North Korea’s new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin TOKYO (AP) — Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped...

Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is “pro-Black Panther” and “anti-cop,” says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri...

Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year

NEW YORK (AP) — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver’s victory over Carolina is down from the past two years. That makes Sunday’s game the third...

North Korea’s new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

TOKYO (AP) — Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it...

Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season

Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Wildcats had been ranked No. 2 seven times — last time the final poll of last season — but had never...

Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as...

Will Osweiler step in as Peyton steps out in Denver?

AP Photo/Joe Mahoney SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn’t even take a snap. Brock Osweiler is a free agent the Broncos probably can’t afford to lose if Peyton Manning retires. And judging by how much the five-time NFL...

Cyprus ends tender for medium-term gas supply

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Natural Gas Co. says it has ended a two-year bid to find suppliers of natural gas to fire up the east Mediterranean island’s main power plant. The company, or DEFA, said in brief statement Monday that it was “unable to agree...