Sundance awards go to Melanie Lynskey thriller, Syria doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crime thriller, a murder mystery, a documentary about Syria and one about an unconventional love story were among the top award winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood film, “I Don’t Feel at Home in...

Trump travel ban sows chaos at airports, outrage at protests

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering opposition to the sweeping measure that was...

Bennett defines his own 'Patriot Way' en route to Super Bowl

AP Photo/Charles Krupa FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If Martellus Bennett had his way, people would live in his world. He describes it as a fun place, where imaginations can run wild and people can feel unrestrained. And in a way, Bennett has managed to do just that in his first...
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Iranian director to skip Oscars over Trump's travel ban

AP Photo/Michel Euler TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian director said Sunday he will not attend this year’s Academy Awards because of a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Asghar Farhadi, an acclaimed director whose film, “The...

Police Say Alleged Ohio Burglar Broke In, Made Self At Home

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio burglar made himself at home in houses he broke into by cooking and showering before leaving. Authorities in Youngstown say the 33-year-old homeless man brought his own food to cook during break-ins. The Vindicator reports Saturday ( )...

Sidelined Gronk still easy to find

HOUSTON (AP) — While his Patriots teammates are dealing with the business of trying to win another Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski is handling business of another sort. The sidelined tight end produced and starred in an online TV series that basically is “Shark Tank For...

Atlanta Falcons' brotherhood starts with a little white ball

AP Photo/David Goldman FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For the Atlanta Falcons, brotherhood begins at three pingpong tables in the middle of the locker room. That’s where friendships are forged and friendly wagers settled. And when that little white ball starts flying,...

Police stymied in search for twins missing 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two weeks after child welfare workers removed four children from a woman’s suburban Pittsburgh home in June for alleged neglect, they discovered an even bigger problem: The woman has two other children who are missing, and haven’t been seen...

Fans calling plays? New indoor football team giving it a try

DALLAS (AP) — William McCarthy, chosen by fans to coach the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles of the Indoor Football League, will soon be calling plays for the expansion franchise by waiting for a majority vote over a matter of seconds from many of those same people. Fans calling...
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California looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The future of California’s legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack...