Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite opposition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration’s latest move to protect environmentally...

Comeback: Williams gives Clemson another playoff weapon

AP Photo/Chuck Burton SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Early in Clemson’s 2015 season opener against Wofford, Mike Williams took a short touchdown pass over the middle and was shoved into the padded upright in the end zone. He crumpled to the ground, then was strapped...

Bucs RB Martin suspended, entering drug treatment facility

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances and said Wednesday he’s entering a treatment facility rather than appeal the ban. The two-time Pro Bowl...

Rodgers-to-Nelson: Packers' prolific duo is on a roll

AP Photo/Mike Roemer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson have worked with each for so long that it often seems they can create plays just by making eye contact. Nelson points to where he thinks he can make a catch. Rodgers buys precious seconds and...

AP Analysis: The good, the bad, the ugly of NFL 2016

AP Photo/Michael Conroy The Houston Texans’ decision to break the bank for Brock Osweiler was among the worst calls of 2016, aside from Jacksonville’s color rush mustard yellow jerseys , of course. The Texans soon realized that just because you pay a quarterback $18...

Canadian actor Gordie Tapp, a regular on “Hee Haw” has died

BURLINGTON, Ontario (AP) — Canada’s public TV broadcaster has announced the death of entertainer Gordie Tapp, who exercised his comedic chops as a regular on the popular American television variety series “Hee Haw.” Canadian Broadcast Corp. says Tapp died...

Brother of JonBenet Ramsey sues CBS for $750M over series

DENVER (AP) — The older brother of JonBenet Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $750 million, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series that concluded he killed his 6-year-old sister two decades ago. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Burke Ramsey claims that...

Court Weighs Challenge Of Order Blocking Ohio Execution Info

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by attorneys for death row inmates of a judge’s order blocking them from information about Ohio’s new lethal injection process. The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help...

California teens rescued after boat capsizes in Florida Keys

LITTLE TORCH KEY, Fla. (AP) — Three stranded teenage boys from California called 911 and calmly sat atop a capsized boat before being rescued from waters off the Florida Keys, authorities said Wednesday. Monroe County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin says Zack...

Search underway for woman, girl who vanished on road trip

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officers scoured hotels, businesses, rest areas and trucks stops across a large swath of Virginia in the search for a 71-year-old New Jersey woman and her great-granddaughter, who vanished during a holiday road trip to see family. As of Wednesday,...