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The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

The FCC gets to work on letting internet TV compete with cable

It's far from a done deal, but the FCC has taken a step towards putting internet TV service on a par with cable and satellite. On Friday it announced the adoption of a proposal (previously floated by chairman Tom Wheeler) that would give TV providers that stream their channels over the internet, …

New York Mourns Slain Officers as Police Tighten Security

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

Pope Francis attacks 'diseases' of Vatican in Curia address

Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy -- or Curia -- criticizing its "illnesses" ranging from the "disease of feeling immortal" to vainglory and excessive planning.<p>In his annual Christmas address to the Curia at the Vatican Monday, the Pontiff warned that "a …

NFL Playoffs 2014-15: AFC and NFC Sleepers Nobody Wants to Play

Teams with a losing record, Ryan Lindley at quarterback and more define the strange but unpredictable 2014-15 NFL playoffs.<p>There are a handful of games left in the regular season as postseason playoff bids continue to evaporate, but it is becoming clearer by the day which teams pose the biggest …

Blustery chapter in Jets, Patriots rivalry ends with a whimper

The Jets are expected to send Rex Ryan packing after the season ends, but not before he was able to give Bill Belichick and Patriots one last scare. Sunday's game highlighted the different courses both coaches and teams have charted.<p>EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rex Ryan in his post game news conference …

NFL Playoff Picture 2014: Week 17 Standings, Super Bowl Odds and Wild-Card Hunt

Heading into the final week of the 2014 regular season, plenty of playoff questions remain unanswered.<p>The vast majority of the postseason places have been decided, with only a few up in the air in Week 17. With that said, half of the divisions across the league landscape will be won on Sunday.<p>As a …

Johnny Manziel says he wants to be 'the guy' next season

"Next season" being the key phrase.<p>Johnny Manziel sounded like a man resigned to his fate during his postgame press conference on Sunday. The Cleveland Browns quarterback, who left in the first half against the Carolina Panthers with a hamstring injury and did not return, spoke at length about …

Eagles will roll with Mark Sanchez to close out season

AP<p>The Eagles are out of the playoff race , joining a short list of teams that won nine of their first 12 games before falling short of the postseason.<p>…

Manziel made Bengals' DC nervous

CINCINNATI -- Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said Monday that until just before kickoff Sunday, he was nervous about facing Browns …

Football (U.S.)

Harbaugh's future will overshadow final 2 weeks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his …

Wholesale Changes Loom for 49ers After Disappointing 2014 Season

2014 may very well signify the end of an era for the San Francisco 49ers.<p>The 49ers will not return to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season after being eliminated by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. The loss moves this current group into lame-duck status, and San Francisco is now relegated …

Johnny Manziel: Awful debut was “very humbling”

AP<p>Going through yesterday’s disastrous debut was bad enough. Coming in this morning and watching the film was hard for Browns quarterback Johnny …

Antonio Brown Records Rare Back-to-Back 110-Reception Seasons

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 10 passes in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons to become the fourth player in NFL history with back-to-back seasons of 110 or more receptions, per ESPN Stats & Info.<p>After catching exactly 110 balls for 1,499 yards in 2013, Brown …

Fresh unrest rocks Indonesia's Papua province

At least four teenagers have been shot dead in Indonesia's restive Papua province in clashes with security forces, authorities said, as human rights groups accused police of opening fire on protesters.<p>Monday's incident was the latest flare-up of violence in the eastern region, where poorly armed …

Suicide bombers attack Yemen military complex

Two suicide bombers have driven explosive-laden cars to the headquarters of the First Military Command in eastern Yemen and detonated themselves, killing at least seven people, an official in the area has said.<p>The official said on Tuesday that gunshots were heard after the blasts at the compound in …

Uber driver is charged with killing girl in San Francisco last year

Syed Muzaffar, the driver of the Uber car allegedly involved in an accident leading to the death of a six-year-old girl in San Francisco last year, has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, according to media reports today.<p>The reports, from the San Francisco Chronicle and Bloomberg, …

Bengals' Marvin Lewis calls Johnny Manziel a 'midget,' later apologizes

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis was criticized over social media after he referred to Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel as a "midget."<p>Manziel, 22, is considered likely to start Sunday's game against the Bengals after another poor performance from veteran Brian Hoyer, who has been …

Marvin Lewis apologizes for calling Johnny Manziel a “midget”

Getty Images<p>Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis called Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel a “midget” in a radio interview Monday when …

Aaron Rodgers Cements MVP Candidacy in 'MNF' Win over Falcons

Aaron Rodgers is going to be The Associated Press' NFL MVP.<p>We can debate until the cows find their way home to dairy barns across Wisconsin, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback is making the discussion academically.<p>He's having the best season of any quarterback in the NFL, leading one of the …

Rex Ryan praises Woody Johnson, who will fire him soon

Getty Images<p>Rex Ryan is 2-11, which means everyone expects owner Woody Johnson to come fire him in three weeks.<p>But Ryan had nothing but positive …

Eric Berry has Hodgkin's lymphoma

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Further testing on Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry confirmed that he has Hodgkin's lymphoma, his doctor said Monday.<p>"This is …