Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her home

The family of a pregnant British teenager who ran away to join Islamic State group is urging the government to help bring her home
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Arizona wants care unit where patient was raped to stay open

The embattled operators of an Arizona long-term care facility have agreed to be regulated by the state, effectively nixing a plan to close down the unit where a
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'Glass' stays at No. 1, while 'Miss Bala' opens in third

'Glass' stays at No. 1, while 'Miss Bala' opens in third place on a sleepy Super Bowl weekend
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Union, league preparing "war chests" for 2021 labor talks

Two years before the labor agreement with the NFL runs out the players' union is gathering a war chest it hopes it doesn't need. Union leaders, however, expect
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Michigan State's Langford out for the season

Michigan State guard Joshua Langford will miss the rest of the season because of his injured ankle
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Panel calls for delay on casino votes until study is done

A Virginia state Senate committee has changed a major casino bill to require a study and another vote in 2020 before any casino licenses would be granted
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Could 'Alita' be Hollywood's breakthrough manga movie?

The movie "Alita: Battle Angel" has been 20 years in the making, and producer Jon Landau thinks it will finally signal a success for Hollywood in a genre which
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California sues Huntington Beach using new housing law

Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is using a new law for the first time in an attempt to force Southern California's self-styled "Surf City USA" to meet housin
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Senate panel leaves in place transgender athlete policy

A South Dakota Senate panel has rejected a bill that would have voided an activities association policy letting transgender students play on the athletic team t
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Adams scores 31 to lead UConn to 87-71 win over Tulane

Jalen Adams scored a season-high 31 points and UConn beat Tulane 87-71 in the American Athletic Conference
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Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc have geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative at a meeting in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitm
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State Senate panel advances permitless concealed carry law

A Senate panel has advanced a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota
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NBA's Silver backs Kanter's decision to skip London trip

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver backs New York Knicks center Enes Kanter's decision to skip game against Washington Wizards in London, citing safety fears
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South Dakota Senate panel advances no permit gun carry law

A Senate panel has advanced a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota
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Falcons G Garland, former Lions QB Hipple award finalists

Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland, former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple named finalists for NFL's Salute To Service Award
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Baltimore's new police chief eager to transform department

The man tapped to mend Baltimore's fractured police force and tame the city's violent crime says he's eager to take on the challenge
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Police leader tapped to mend Baltimore force eager to start

The man tapped to mend Baltimore's fractured police force and tame the city's violent crime says he's eager to take on the challenge
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Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation

The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Me
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First homicide victim of 2019 in Providence is identified

Providence police have identified the 41-year-old victim of the city's first homicide in 2019
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Providence has its first homicide of 2019

A fatal shooting near a Providence bar marks the city's first homicide in 2019
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Florida Supreme Court rejects challenge on school funding

A sharply divided Florida Supreme Court is rejecting a lawsuit claiming the state isn't living up to its constitutional requirement to provide a "high quality"
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Whitmer directs state employees to report health threats

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is directing state employees to immediately report all "imminent" threats to public health, safety or welfare higher up the chain
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Commission OKs recommendation to arm teachers in Florida

The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre has turned in its recommendation that teachers who volunteer and undergo training be allowed to ca
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Utah Film Commission touts productions in state

The Utah Film Commission is touting the economic impact of productions in the state
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