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Israeli, French leaders tangle over Jerusalem decision by U.S.

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald...

U.S. Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press STOCKHOLM — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his...

Alabama politicians weigh in on pivotal race

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can “do better” than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to...

Health insurance price hikes create hard choices for shoppers

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options. The cheapest individual coverage available in her market would eat up nearly a quarter of the income her husband brings home from the oilfields. The Bryson,...

New evacuations as huge California fire flares up

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help...

More private university chiefs top $2M as pay keeps climbing

By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press BOSTON — Presidents at America’s private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report, with several of them topping $2 million in total earnings. The average chief received total compensation of nearly...

NFL: Steelers beat Ravens, lock up AFC North

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier was everywhere. His helmet rested on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bench. His jersey too. His face and #Shalieve stitched on specially-designed cleats. His familiar No. 50 printed in white in the middle of a gold circle on...

NFL: Packers rally late, beat Browns in OT

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Your turn, Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers saved their season just in time for their star’s return. Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in...

NFL capsules: Bills beat Colts in snow

By The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills’ 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled dogs. McCoy finished with 156 yards...

Baseball: Trammell, Morris elected to Hall of Fame

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, completing the journey from Motown to Cooperstown. Morris, a big-game pitcher, and Trammell, a star shortstop, were picked by a 16-man...