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Juneau police defends response after mayor's death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The police chief in Alaska's capital city defended his department's response after the newly elected mayor was found dead at home, bruised and bloodied, and speculation ran rampant as to the cause of his death.<p>The speculation was fueled — and the attention surrounding the case …

Report: Eagles offered Sam Bradford a $72 million contract before the season

According to a report from 94WIP's Howard Eskin, the Philadelphia Eagles were serious about getting quarterback Sam Bradford locked up long-term before the start of the 2015 season.<p>"They were big fans of Bradford," Eskin said Monday on the Josh Innes Show. "They're not as big of fans of Bradford …

Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars were full of praise for each other Wednesday night. After what they did against the …

FBI is asked to investigate whether something hit doomed Amtrak train

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the FBI to examine window damage to determine whether an Amtrak train was hit by an object before it derailed in Philadelphia, the latest step after investigators on Friday questioned the engineer, who said he could not recall details of the …

Turkey detains 'spy' who 'helped British teens cross into Syria to join Islamic State'

Turkey has detained a 'spy' working for a country within the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish foreign minister, says<p><b>Turkey</b> has arrested a person for helping three British girls enter <b>Syria</b>, while making the intriguing claim that he or she was working for a …

Two men charged with Nemtsov murder as another suspect dies in grenade explosion

Alleged killers from North Caucasus region are formally arrested, along with three other suspects<p>A court in <b>Moscow</b> charged two men with the murder of the Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Sunday after another suspect blew himself up with a grenade when police surrounded him in Chechnya.<p>Zaur Dadayev …

Iran and Obama dismiss Netanyahu speech to US Congress

Iran's vice president describes Israeli PM's speech criticising US policy towards Tehran as "deceitful and desperate".<p>Tehran has called the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the US Congress on Iran's nuclear talks deceitful and a desperate attempt to impose an irrational agenda.<p>…

Benjamin Netanyahu

Kiev unmoved on weapons withdrawal as troops pull out of Debaltseve

The Ukrainian army will only consider withdrawing its heavy weaponry from a designated buffer zone in the east of the country "when the shelling stops," the country's deputy defence minister said in an interview Wednesday, as the strategic town of Debaltseve fell into separatist hands.<p>There were …

Two 'accomplices' charged over Copenhagen shootings

Two young men are charged with helping suspected Islamist gunman, named by Danish media as Omar El-Hussein, obtain weapons and evade police in Copenhagen attacks<p>Two men were charged on Monday as accomplices of the suspected Islamist terrorist who shot dead two people in a double attack in …

US to withdraw Ebola troops despite new cases

All but 100 US troops deployed to Ebola regions recalled, despite rise in cases in hardest hit West African countries.<p>The US military is preparing to withdraw all but 100 of the 2,800 troops it currently has deployed to West Africa in response to the Ebola epidemic, the Pentagon has announced.<p>In a …

Red Cross

Annika Sorenstam, Princess Anne among first female members of Royal & Ancient club

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club announced its first seven female members on Thursday, including Swedish great Annika Sorenstam and Britain's Princess Anne.<p>The club voted in September to end 260 years of male-only exclusivity by voting in favour of inviting women to join.<p>R&A captain George Macgregor …

US female hostage held by Isil is dead, confirms Obama

Kayla Mueller, the American aid worker who was held by Islamic State jihadists in Syria, is dead, says Barack Obama in statement<p>Kayla Mueller, the aid worker from Arizona who was held hostage by the Islamic State, has been killed, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.<p>The confirmation came four days …

Source: James Shields to Padres

The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with free-agent pitcher James Shields on a four-year deal that will pay him in the range of $75 …

Baseball

U.S. Stocks End Lower

Worries About Greece Weigh on Sentiment<p>U.S. stocks fell on Monday, dragged down by a selloff in European markets, as investors were unnerved by the deepening standoff between Greece and its creditors.<p>Stocks kicked off the day lower and held on to their declines through the session after Greece’s …

Investing