Woman Beats DUI Rap With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded at four times the legal limit when she hasn’t...

Hall Of Fame Defensive End Doug Atkins Dies At 85

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Doug Atkins, a defensive lineman who earned induction into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85. Robert Shelton, a co-owner of Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt, Tennessee, said that Atkins died...

Syrian family finds new home, new year’s hope in Germany

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — After months of flight and fear, the Habashieh family of Syria is starting to build a new home in Europe’s heart and faces 2016 with an unfamiliar feeling enriching their lives. It’s called hope. Like so many who crossed continents this...

Syrian family finds new home, new year’s hope in Germany

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — After months of flight and fear, the Habashieh family of Syria is starting to build a new home in Europe’s heart and faces 2016 with an unfamiliar feeling enriching their lives. It’s called hope. Like so many who crossed continents this...

Ohio Man Jailed On Charges He Shot 2-year-old Boy In Head

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been arrested on charges he fired shots at a car, hitting a 2-year-old boy in the head with a bullet. Montgomery County court records show that a judge Wednesday ordered 20-year-old Nickolai (NIHK’-oh-leye) Gray Jr. held on $500,000 bond....

Cases for and problems with Alabama and Michigan State

Alabama and coach Nick Saban return to the College Football Playoff as big favorites against the Big Ten champions. That didn’t work out for the Crimson Tide last year and the players say they are determined to wipe away the memories of that loss to Ohio State. Michigan...

AP News Guide: A look at flooding in Missouri, Illinois

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rare winter flood that brought record crests along the Mississippi River in Missouri and Illinois and swamped parts of southwest Missouri caused evacuations and at least 20 deaths, with the threat of more flooding expected to last...

Officials: ‘Affluenza’ teen remains in Mexico, mom deported

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Texas teenager known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident likely won’t return to the U.S. anytime soon because of a Mexican judge’s decision to delay his deportation Wednesday, but a Mexico...

Cam Newton tweets that he’s a father

AP Photo/David Goldman CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is a father. The Carolina Panthers quarterback said Wednesday on Twitter that his longtime girlfriend had a son last week. “Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!” Newton tweeted....

Eagles CEO says coach following Kelly needs people skills

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wanted: A smart football coach with emotional intelligence to lead the Philadelphia Eagles. A day after firing Chip Kelly with one game remaining in a disappointing season, CEO Jeffrey Lurie made it clear he wants a coach who can relate to his players...