News Minute Feb. 8
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AP News Minute video Feb. 8

The latest for Thursday, February 8th in this AP News Minute: Pence in South Korea ahead of Olympics; North Korea holds military parade; Senate leaders announce budget deal; Runners race up Empire State Building stairs.  
Pats OC McDaniels, backs out of head coaching deal
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NFL: Josh McDaniels backs out of Colts head coaching deal

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis’ Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels’ decision in a...
LeBron launches Game Winner!
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Big shot: LeBron’s jumper at buzzer gives Cavs 140-138 walk-off win

LeBron launches ‘Game Winner’ at the buzzer for a walk-off win! By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — One second. One shot. One player. For one night, LeBron James made all of Cleveland’s problems disappear. James dropped in a fade-away jumper over...
Buckeyes beat Boilermakers
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No. 14 Buckeyes close strong to end No. 3 Boilermakers streak

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop managed to end the nation’s longest winning streak and shook up the Big Ten title race Wednesday night. All it took was one big basket. His putback with 2.8 seconds left...
Pelosi talk-a-thon
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Pelosi talks a record 8 hours, delays budget work by congress

By STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting “Dreamer” immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly...
Trump to Prayer Breakfast guests
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Video: Trump Calls Faith ‘Central’ to American Life

President Donald Trump says faith is “central to American life and liberty.” Trump spoke Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile annual event that brings together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. (Feb. 8) Trump calls faith ‘central’ to...
Corpus Christi, TX, 4-stabbed at home church.
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1 dead, 3 wounded after Texas church service stabbings

Four people were stabbed Wednesday during a church service at a Corpus Christi, Texas home. Police say the pastor and a band member were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. A suspect is in custody. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — One man has died after he and three...
Matt Patricia new Detroit Lions Head Coach
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Patriots lose a DC, as Lions tab Matt Patricia Head Coach

Lions hire Matt Patricia as coach, eyeing the Patriot Way By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia on Monday, doubling down on the franchise’s hope it can copy the New England Patriots’ formula for success. The expected...
Syria Civil Defense workers hit by airstrikes
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Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks, in a Bloody 24 hours

By SARAH EL DEEB and PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition rescue teams pulled babies from incubators in a hospital under attack, rushing them to safety in a pick-up truck. Elderly patients lay motionless on the ground and rescue workers searched for...
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Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl LII

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, the smallest audience for television’s biggest yearly event since 2009. The Nielsen company says viewership was down from last year’s...