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  • Rookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received. Before the first of his two touchdown catches, the prolific rookie spun the ball and was whistled for taunting in the end zone. ...

  • Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders. Carr threw two touchdown ...

  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have put a hospital president on probation and fired three supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery. The photos were taken in ...

  • AP Top International News At 2:33 a.m. EST

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town Belarus enjoys ...

  • Morocco's transgender dancer courts acceptance

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. Then a car pulled up and out ...

  • Patriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position. They've got a first-round bye in the postseason for the fifth straight year, and they're closing in on having home-field advantage throughout the ...

  • Steelers grab playoff spot, showdown up next

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum. A return to the playoffs following a two-year absence after a 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday doesn't have the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

  • Panthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Browns

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game. Jonathan Stewart has run for 437 yards on 78 carries — a 5.6-yard average — in the four games since the bye week and the Panthers have won ...

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on conversion to Hinduism

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have thrown India's Parliament into an uproar by charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism. Right-wing Hindu groups allied ...

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union. President Alexander ...

  • Stafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The playoff-bound Detroit Lions avoided an embarrassing loss to Chicago after the Bears benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen. Now, they will try to secure their first division title in more than two decades. Joique Bell scored ...

  • US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this past week over Arab plans ...

  • As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep ...

  • Texans remain in hunt with 25-13 win over Ravens

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are down to a fourth-string quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has hardly played all season because of a knee injury. Yet thanks to in large part to a defense led by ...

  • Dolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikings

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they're also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row. Miami won a wild game between also-rans ...

  • Packers beat Bucs, set up showdown for NFC North title

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay still has some unfinished business before heading into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. The Packers clinched a berth with a 20-3 victory over the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers, setting up a showdown ...

  • AP Top Business News At 2:13 a.m. EST

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully South Korea lowers outlook on ...

  • Asian markets gain as oil rebounds

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil ...

  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media have reported that China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country's first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The official Xinhua News Agency said 180 ...

  • North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be ...

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