The Latest: California slaying suspect fighting extradition

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the case against a California slaying suspect arrested in South Dakota (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A California man who was ...

California murder suspect won't face charges in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota have dropped local charges against a California man who they say was arrested with his mother's body found in the vehicle he was driving. ...

Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

Keith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature "Whoa, Nelly!" From the World Series to the Olympics, NFL to NBA, he did...

Pakistan army chief: US general called, offered assurances

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief says he received a phone call from the head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Vogel, offering assurances that the United States would not unilaterally hit tar...

India airline fires 2 pilots after reported fight in cockpit

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian airline says it has fired two pilots who reportedly fought in the cockpit, with the man allegedly slapping the woman during the New Year's Day flight from London to Mumbai. ...

ESPN gets strong ratings for college football semis

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a small consolation, but the Georgia-Oklahoma college football championship semi-final was a more popular television event than the much-anticipated game between Clemson and Alaba...

South Korean officials head to border for talks with North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior South Korean officials are heading to the Demilitarized Zone for rare talks with their North Korean counterparts. The officials departed Seoul early ...

AP Explains: What to expect from North-South Korean talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent abrupt push to improve ties with South Korea wasn't totally unexpected, as the country has a history of launching provocations and then pursuing dialogue...

Nigerian army says gang leader known as Don Wani killed

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian army says it has killed a gang leader who was accused of planning a New Year's Day massacre that left 17 people dead. Army spokesman Col. Aminu Ili...

Miss America raises maximum age of competitors to 25

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America organization is raising the maximum age of contestants from 24 to 25. A spokeswoman told The Press of Atlantic City that the change takes ...

Saints' Ingram, Kamara aim to embody friendly competition

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are getting along famously — at least by appearances. They stand side-by-side in the locker room for joint post...

The Latest: Official says $2B in funds for Pakistan at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the suspension of U.S. security assistance to Pakistan (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A senior U.S. administration official says there...

US holding back security assistance provided to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has announced it is suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take "decisive action" against Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighbori...

Niederreiter's hat trick fuels Wild in 6-2 win vs Sabres

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter had a hat trick in his return from injury, Mikko Koivu contributed a goal and two assists, and the finally fully healthy Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres...

Star stolen from big Idaho Xmas tree found, with $100 bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The star atop a giant Christmas tree in Boise that was stolen before dawn New Year's Day by someone who scaled the tree has been found. Downtown Boise Association...