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Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

Buffalo Bills show flaws in flunking litmus test in loss to San Diego Chargers

After a feel-good 2-0 start, the Bills are facing their first test of adversity in preparing to open a two-game road swing at Houston this Sunday.<p>Buffalo was outplayed by the Chargers on both sides of the ball in a 22-10 loss Sunday.<p>"We're not where we want to be," running back C.J. Spiller said. …

Clay Matthews: “Hard to answer” if groin injury will keep him out

AP<p>Packers linebacker Clay Matthews wasn’t on the field for the final minutes of his team’s 19-7 loss to the Lions on Sunday because of a groin injury.<p>…

Dennis Pitta again has hip surgery

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent season-ending hip surgery Monday afternoon, coach John Harbaugh said.<p>The …

Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to …

Oscar Pistorius' Time in Jail Could Be Brief

Oscar Pistorius has likely avoided 25 years to life in prison — for now at least — after a judge said Thursday she would not convict the paralympian of murder.<p>The double amputee instead could serve as little as three years behind bars, or even a lengthy house arrest, after Judge Thokozile Masipa …

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Union: Guards gave warning before Ohio escape

One day before convicted school shooter T.J. Lane jumped a fence and fled an Ohio prison, staff at that prison segregated an inmate and warned officials about an escape plot there, the head of the prison guards' union said Friday.<p>Christopher Mabe, the president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees …