Manning’s glove gives him better grip on

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Peyton Manning has always done things few quarterbacks do, including wearing a glove on his passing hand. Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson had more famous gloves, but Manning has a more useful one. Manning began wearing gloves on both...

Progress reported in NY talks with Argentina bond creditors

NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed mediator in New York says two of six leading bondholders have agreed to settle their longstanding claims against Argentina. Mediator Daniel Pollack said Friday that Argentina offered bondholders a $6.5 billion deal to settle cases stemming...

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site’s market value. A surprise forecast for slower growth this year sent LinkedIn shares into a...

Bruno Mars finally confirms Super Bowl performance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruno Mars has finally officially confirmed he would perform at Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyonc. The pop singer posted a photo on Instagram on Friday of himself at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where...

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, causing at least two buildings to collapse. The Taiwanese news website ET Today reported that two buildings toppled in the southern city of Tainan and that some water and gas utility...

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo. Turkey, an ally of the Syrian opposition, promised humanitarian help for the displaced...

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is...

Bridge case defendants can subpoena Christie office docs

AP Photo/Mel Evans NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved...

Cruz’s 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

AP Photo/Elise Amendola PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America. The Texas senator’s general election strategy depends almost wholly upon maximizing turnout among...

Column: There’s a troubling new game in town: attack the ref

Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play. Today, we come to give them props for the thankless job they do. And, more important, to plead for their protection. Unless you’ve gone off the grid the past few months, it’s...
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