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Family Feud For Chubb Cousins Tonight

DENVER — When Bradley Chubb was pestering quarterbacks in the ACC and Nick Chubb was plowing through SEC defenses, the second cousins dreamed of facing each other in a bowl game. Bradley, a defensive end at North Carolina State, and Nick, a running back at Georgia, never got that ...

Brees Connects With Those Who Helped Set NFL Mark

METAIRIE, La. — When Drew Brees became the NFL’s career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record, and those who blocked while he threw. His solution was an exhaustive process ...

Celtics Rout Hawks For 8th Straight Victory

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in three quarters and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-108 on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. Irving also had five assists, five rebounds and four steals. He scored 12 points in the first quarter and helped Boston race ...

Nepal Receives First Modern Train Tracks

JANAKPUR, Nepal (AP) — The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation’s first modern railway — and possibly more to come. New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers (21 miles) ...

Priest With 50-State Congregation Does Good Deeds Across US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That’s why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular Hollywood fast-food joint on a recent windy, rain-swept afternoon ...

Russia Probe Cost Surpasses $25M Since May 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia investigation has cost more than $25 million since special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, according to a new Justice Department report released Friday. The report is the third compiled by the Justice Department to detail Mueller’s expenditures as he ...

Senate Rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi, And Yemen War

WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally. Although the resolutions ...

May Plans To Rescue Brexit Proposal

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers . EU leaders meeting in Brussels showed little appetite to ...

Detentions Raise Fears, Doubt Of China Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations. Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive ...

Cohen Claims Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the ...

Christie Off List Of White House Chief Of Staff Candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of contention for White House chief of staff on Friday as President Donald Trump’s chaotic search for a new chief inched forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Christie cited family reasons in a ...

Retail Sales Get Holiday Boost Of 0.2%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset by lower gasoline prices. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales have climbed a solid 5.3 percent so far this year. In November, non-store retail ...

Stocks Reach 8-Month Lows

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain’s impeding departure from the European Union also darkened traders’ moods. The Dow Jones ...

China Suspends Some Tariffs

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China’s first step in response to President ...

Cranky Congress Still Has Work Left

WASHINGTON — Nothing says, “Is it over yet?” quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can’t come soon enough, even for its ...

Rivers Leads Chargers To Last-Second Win Over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. The result: ...

Encarnacion, Santana Go On Winter Meetings’ Last Day

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up ...

Skinner Scores 22nd Goal, Sabres Down Coyotes, 3-1

BUFFALO — Jeff Skinner scored his 22nd goal of the season and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night. Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues also had goals for the Sabres, who won their second straight following a five-game skid. Carter Hutton returned after missing ...

Vasilevskiy Strong In Return, Lightning Top Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL’s top two teams. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 ...