James Sitting Out For Cavaliers At Detroit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James is out of the lineup for Cleveland’s game at Detroit as coach Tyronn Lue tries to manage the workload of his star players. Kyrie Irving is expected to play Monday night, but Lue said beforehand that James would miss his third game of...

NC State beats Vanderbilt 41-17 in Independence Bowl

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley has a simple philosophy when it comes to getting do-everything threat Jaylen Samuels involved with the offense. “Just give him the ball in as many ways as possible,”...

Thousands attend Mexican girl's party following viral invite

AP Photo/Enric Marti LA JOYA, Mexico (AP) — Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday in a rural Mexican village after the invitation to the event by her father...

Statue export ban hits at Pyongyang's soft power, hard cash

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With somewhere around 4,000 artists and staff, the Mansudae Art Studio, a huge complex of nondescript concrete buildings on a sprawling, walled-off campus with armed guards in the heart of Pyongyang, churns out everything...

Japanese prime minister lays wreaths at Hawaii cemeteries

AP Photo/Marco Garcia PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at various cemeteries and memorials Monday ahead of a visit to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunged the United States into World War II. Abe landed at Joint Base Pearl...

1 Tenn. inmate still on lam after Christmas Day jail break

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas. The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office says six inmates escaped from the jail early Sunday after removing a toilet from the wall and going...

Pepper spray used to disperse crowd after fight at Ohio mall

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say officers have used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd following a fight at an upscale shopping mall. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2ilwL9o ) reports the fight broke out Monday evening at Beachwood Place mall, prompting a...

No. 3 Clemson returns to site of championship disappointment

AP Photo/Ralph Freso PHOENIX (AP) — Clemson is back in Arizona, hoping to celebrate a College Football Playoff victory in the same stadium the Tigers lamented coming up just short of a national championship last season. The 3rd-ranked Tigers landed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor...

No. 3 Clemson Returns To Site Of Championship Disappointment

PHOENIX (AP) — Clemson is back in Arizona, hoping to celebrate a College Football Playoff victory in the same stadium the Tigers lamented coming up just short of a national championship last season. The 3rd-ranked Tigers landed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor late Monday afternoon for...

Oregon officer wounded by suspect with troubled home life

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Christmas Day shooting that left a woman dead triggered a car chase and gunbattle in suburban Portland that critically wounded an Oregon State Police officer and killed the slaying suspect, who had a troubled home life, authorities and court records...