2 top officials quit Peru government amid political crisis

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two more senior officials have left Peru’s government amid a political crisis in the South American country. The minister of culture and an adviser to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski both resigned Wednesday. They quit days after the resignations of three...

USC, Ohio State much different memories of Cotton Bowl home

DALLAS (AP) — Southern California running back Ronald Jones would rather forget about his last trip home to play a game. So would all of his Trojans teammates who were part of that 2016 season opener in the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, a 52-6 loss to Alabama...

Dip time: Browns coach Jackson backs up promise to jump in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — His team already sunk, Browns coach Hue Jackson is taking the plunge. Jackson said Wednesday he’ll make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie because of his team’s horrible record. After the Browns went 1-15 last season, Jackson vowed that if...

Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist rebels on Wednesday conducted the biggest exchange of prisoners since the start of an armed conflict in the country’s east and a sign of progress in the implementation of a 2015 peace deal. Rebels...

Thousands of Puerto Rico police owed overtime call in sick

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts as concerns grow over people’s safety in a U.S. territory struggling to restore power. The...

Giants suspend Apple for finale for ‘detrimental’ conduct

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A day after Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins referred to him as a cancer, cornerback Eli Apple was suspended Wednesday by the New York Giants for the season finale against the Washington Redskins. The Giants announced the suspension hours after Apple...

Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern U.S.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it’s called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs...

911 calls show chaos of Washington state train derailment

SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said “tons of people” had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings...

Federal Murder Complaint Filed Against Postal Worker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal criminal complaint says a disgruntled Ohio postal worker murdered two U.S. government employees for performing their official duties. The complaint signed by a U.S. postal inspector was filed Wednesday in U.S. district court in Columbus....

Dip Time: Browns Coach Backs Up Promise To Jump In Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — His team already sunk, Browns coach Hue Jackson is taking the plunge. Jackson said Wednesday he’ll make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie because of his team’s horrible record. After the Browns went 1-15 last year, Jackson vowed that if...