Saffold fails physical with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders were dealt a setback on Wednesday in their plans to rebuild the struggling franchise when offensive lineman Rodger Saffold failed a physical one day after agreeing to a $42.5 million, five-year contract. The two sides had agreed...

GM excluded crash deaths from ignition inquiry

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors excluded the Saturn Ion from a Feb. 13 recall for faulty ignition switches after engineers inexplicably failed to look at fatal crashes involving the compact car. The Ion was recalled two weeks later, after another inquiry found four crashes...
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Nets get Heat again, win 96-95

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, looks for an open teammate past Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, looks for an open...

Public reaction to traffic plan mixed

Public reaction Wednesday to a proposed downtown traffic and parking plan was like the weather — mixed. Organizers of the 4:30 p.m. meeting for the general public kept tight control of the session by not providing an opportunity for citizens to verbally ask questions or comment...

La. mom charged with death of Down syndrome son

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say she injected alcohol-based hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, who had Down syndrome. Twenty-year-old Erika Wigstrom was being held...

‘Jeopardy!’ champ Chu unseated after 12-day run

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champ Arthur Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated. Chu finished in third place with zero dollars on Wednesday’s edition of the syndicated quiz show. He had reigned for 12 days. His...

South By Southwest swag blamed for airport delays

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Swag given to attendees of the South By Southwest festival set off airport security alarms Wednesday, leaving passengers complaining of long delays as they tried to head home. Jason Zielinski, an Austin-Bergstrom International Airport spokesman, said...
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Police: Man who stole SUV with boy inside caught

In this image taken from video provided by CBS-4 TV Denver, Ryan Stone, 29, is apprehended by police in Lone Tree, Colo., on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Stone, suspected of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside, carjacking two other vehicles and seriously injuring a state...
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3 dead after pileups on snowy Ohio Turnpike

Commuters walk through snow covered sidewalks after an overnight snowstorm Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in downtown Chicago. A late winter storm dumped more than 5 inches of snow in the Chicago area, causing power outages and headaches for commuters. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)...
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Buccaneers release CB Darrelle Revis

FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) is grabbed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers have parted ways with Revis, releasing...