Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL
PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:
Running Story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish
NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl's ad games have been underway for weeks now, but there are still some surprises left.
Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget
WASHINGTON (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.
Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.
Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.
Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.
Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.
Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight
SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind.
Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.
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