Dawson go-ahead field goal lifts 49ers by Seattle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
12/09/2013 - 10:35 AM
Winter meetings start with Hall of Fame vote
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The baseball winter meetings are starting with a look back.
12/09/2013 - 10:30 AM
Durant's 36 points lift Thunder past Pacers 118-94
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds and Oklahoma City turned a matchup of two of the NBA's best teams into a blowout with a 118-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
12/09/2013 - 10:28 AM
Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping a foot of snow in Delaware and threatening a messy Monday commute in the northeast corridor.
12/09/2013 - 10:26 AM
10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
12/09/2013 - 10:20 AM
Thai protests to continue, election not the aim - protest leader
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The leader of the protest movement that has been battling to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said he would not end his demonstrations despite her dissolving of parliament on Monday and a promise of an early general election. "Today we will continue our march to Government House. We have not yet reached our goal. The dissolving of parliament is not our aim," Suthep Thaugsuban told Reuters. He has repeatedly said he did not want a new election but wanted a vaguely defined, unelected "people's council" to run the country. ...
12/09/2013 - 10:19 AM
Saints take early 7-6 lead over Panthers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees hit Marques Colston with a 6-yard touchdown pass, and the New Orleans Saints led the Carolina Panthers 7-6 early in the second quarter Sunday night.
12/09/2013 - 10:18 AM
Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.
12/09/2013 - 10:15 AM
Thumping win leaves Australia on brink of Ashes
Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Australia wrapped up a comprehensive 218-run victory over England on Monday to take a 2-0 series lead, leaving them on the brink of reclaiming the Ashes from their fierce rivals. It was a second emphatic defeat for England after they lost the first Test in Brisbane by 381 runs and the tourists must regroup before the third match of the series, which starts in Perth on Friday. England have only won once in 12 Tests on the traditionally pacy WACA pitch. England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side lost the game on the first day when they were guilty of several dropped catches, allowing Australia to pile up an imposing 570 for nine declared.
12/09/2013 - 10:14 AM
Character actress Kate Williamson dead at 82
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actress Kate Williamson, who appeared in such films as "Disclosure," ''Dahmer," ''Dream Lover" and "Racing With the Moon," has died at age 82 after a lengthy illness, said her manager, Judy Fox.
12/09/2013 - 10:14 AM
Thai PM Yingluck says to dissolve parliament, hold election
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would dissolve parliament and hold an election "as soon as possible" following a wave of anti-government protests in Bangkok. So the Thai people will decide," Yingluck said in a televised address as thousands of protesters resumed demonstrations across Bangkok.
12/09/2013 - 10:11 AM
Prater, Manning lead Broncos, 51-28 over Tennessee
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday.
12/09/2013 - 10:07 AM
Thai protesters march in Bangkok as political crisis reignites
By Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and install unelected leaders in a so-called "people's coup" will march across Bangkok on Monday, reigniting a political crisis in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. The march comes a day after Yingluck proposed a referendum on her future and promised to resign if that was what the people wanted, as anti-government protesters prepared for a final push to try to force her from power. Protesters have been on the streets of the capital for weeks, clashing with police and vowing to oust Yingluck and eradicate the influence of her self-exiled brother, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Underscoring the divide, the pro-establishment Democrat Party said all of its members of the House of Representatives would give up their seats because they were unable to work with Yingluck's ruling party.
12/09/2013 - 10:04 AM
Florida St-Auburn title game to usher out BCS era
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems.
12/09/2013 - 09:47 AM
Johnson stuns Woods in golf World Challenge playoff
Thousand Oaks (United States) (AFP) - Zach Johnson salvaged a stunning par at the 72nd hole then edged world number one Tiger Woods at the first playoff hole to win the $3.5 million World Challenge. Woods came up with an impressive par save from a greenside bunker at the 72nd to cap a two-under 70 that left him tied with Johnson on 13-under 275.
12/09/2013 - 09:36 AM
Johnson stuns Woods in World Challenge playoff
Thousand Oaks (United States) (AFP) - Zach Johnson salvaged a stunning par at the 72nd hole then edged world number one Tiger Woods at the first playoff hole to win the $3.5 million World Challenge on Sunday. Woods came up with an impressive par save from a greenside bunker at the 72nd to cap a two-under 70 that left him tied with Johnson on 13-under 275.
12/09/2013 - 09:35 AM
Ravens rally past Vikings 29-26 on icy field
BALTIMORE (AP) — At first, it appeared the unrelenting snow would be the main topic of conversation. Then came an incredible flurry of touchdowns — five over the final 125 seconds — that truly made this a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable football game.
12/09/2013 - 09:27 AM
North Korea confirms Kim Jong-Un uncle purged
North Korea confirmed Monday that the powerful uncle of the nation's young leader Kim Jong-Un had been purged, accusing him of building a rival power base and being a corrupt, drug-using womaniser. Jang Song-Thaek, once seen as the hardline regime's political regent, has been stripped of his titles for committing criminal acts and leading a "counter-revolutionary faction", state news agency KCNA said. The announcement came after South Korea's spy agency said last week that Jang had been purged and two associates executed, nearly two years after Kim Jong-Un succeeded his father Kim Jong-Il as leader in 2011. The husband of Kim Jong-Il's powerful sister, Kim Kyong-Hui, Jang was seen as instrumental in cementing Kim Jong-Un's hold on power in the tricky transition period after his father's death.
12/09/2013 - 09:24 AM
North Korea purges Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday acknowledged the purge of leader Kim Jong Un's influential uncle for alleged corruption, drug use, gambling and a long list of other "anti-state" acts, apparently ending the career of the country's second most powerful official.
12/09/2013 - 09:21 AM
Venezuelan president faces first electoral test
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans cast ballots in municipal elections Sunday being watched as a gauge of popular support for President Nicolas Maduro, who was counting on a recent crackdown on businesses to prevail in his first electoral test since taking office eight months ago.
12/09/2013 - 09:09 AM
'Gravity,' 'Her' tie for LA Film Critics top honor
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association split between the space odyssey "Gravity" and the futuristic romance "Her," lending no more certainty to an awards season that's so far been full of contenders.
12/09/2013 - 09:08 AM
UK wage growth at six-year high as economy recovers - survey
Wages in Britain grew at their fastest rate in six years during November, a labour market survey indicated on Monday, providing a rare signal that a long-term decline in real incomes is being checked by a return to economic growth. Prices have been consistently outpacing wages in Britain in recent years, squeezing household budgets and making the cost of living a key political battleground ahead of a general election in 2015. However, last month starting salaries for permanent staff rose at their highest rate since November 2007, according to survey data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and consultancy KPMG. The survey focuses only on data from recruitment agencies, and so is not fully representative of the labour market, but nevertheless suggests that Britain's unexpectedly strong economic recovery this year is having an impact on earnings.
12/09/2013 - 09:06 AM
Johnson rallies to beat Woods in World Challenge
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want — Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming.
12/09/2013 - 09:05 AM
Venezuela local vote tests President Maduro's strength
By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that were the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez. The outcome of ballots to choose 337 mayors and about 2,500 councillors will be seen as a sign of Maduro's strength, nine months after Chavez died from cancer and he narrowly beat opposition leader Henrique Capriles to win the presidency. In Caracas shantytowns and elsewhere, pro-Maduro activists woke up supporters before dawn with bugle calls and trumpets in an election mobilization tactic begun under Chavez. "It's important to vote though I don't think it will bring the changes I want," said graphic designer Antonella Gutierrez, 45, voting at a primary school in a pro-opposition upscale suburb of Caracas nestled under the Avila mountain.
12/09/2013 - 08:48 AM
Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers
NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
12/09/2013 - 08:47 AM
Items from Nancy Drew author sold at Ohio auction
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Typewriters and a desk from the home of the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery books, along with a book detailing how the series was created, were auctioned in Ohio on Sunday.
12/09/2013 - 08:42 AM
Thai capital braces for protests
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's capital braced for another wave of unrest Monday as protesters trying to overthrow the country's democratically elected government vowed to swarm Bangkok's streets for a "final showdown." The demonstrations come one day after the main opposition party resigned from Parliament en masse, exacerbating the nation's deep political divide.
12/09/2013 - 08:41 AM
Old Man Winter frosts NFL gridirons with snow, ice
Winter weather hit NFL gridirons in the East on Sunday, blanketing some playing fields with snow and causing sloppy conditions for players.
12/09/2013 - 08:40 AM
Pats TE Gronkowski suspected to have torn ACL
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski's season appears to be over after he hurt his knee when hit after a reception.
12/09/2013 - 08:39 AM
Wenger feels Arsenal merit title recognition
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his side's five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table means that it is impossible to ignore their credentials as title contenders. British media pundits have predicted that Wenger's men will fail to go the distance this season and the Frenchman himself is usually circumspect about his team's targets. Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton at the Emirates Stadium left the north London club five points clear of nearest rivals Liverpool and Chelsea, but they face a challenging run of fixtures. After visiting Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday, they go to fourth-place Manchester City in the league next weekend and then host Chelsea on December 23.
12/09/2013 - 08:37 AM
Prater kicks record 64-yard field goal
DENVER (AP) — Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos' game against Tennessee on Sunday.
12/09/2013 - 08:36 AM
Japan revises down July-Sept growth to 0.3%
Japan on Monday revised down its economic growth for the three months to September to 0.3 percent from an initial estimate of 0.5 percent. The figures underscore the challenges of keeping up momentum in Tokyo's bid to stoke the long-slumbering economy.
12/09/2013 - 08:30 AM
US vet held in N. Korea says he was comfortable
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A day after arriving home to California, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea said Sunday that he was well-fed and kept comfortable in a hotel room, not a jail cell.
12/09/2013 - 08:14 AM
Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," ''Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
12/09/2013 - 08:07 AM
Brazil league soccer match halted by fan violence
SAO PAULO (AP) — A key Brazilian league soccer game was stopped for more than an hour after fans started fighting in the stands Sunday, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to contain the crowd and bring a helicopter onto the field to airlift an injured man to a hospital.
12/09/2013 - 08:01 AM
Pats beat Browns 27-26 with TD after onside kick
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
12/09/2013 - 07:56 AM
Prater boots record 64-yard field goal
Denver (AFP) - Denver Broncos Matt Prater kicked a record 64-yard field goal on the final play of the first half of an National Football League game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
12/09/2013 - 07:50 AM
Dolphins shake off snow, Steelers 34-28
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Considering everything the resilient Miami Dolphins have put themselves through over the last two months, a couple of snowflakes were hardly going to be a problem.
12/09/2013 - 07:50 AM
Netanyahu urges world powers to take tough line on final Iran deal
By Matt Spetalnick and Allyn Fisher-Ilan WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday pressed world powers to take a hard line with Iran in negotiations for a final nuclear deal, urging them to demand that Tehran abandon all uranium enrichment, halt its ballistic missile program and end a "genocidal" anti-Israel policy. One day after President Barack Obama deemed it unrealistic to believe Iran could be compelled to dismantle its entire nuclear infrastructure, Netanyahu said Tehran should have to take apart all centrifuges used to refine uranium, despite its insistence it would never agree to do so. Netanyahu, deeply skeptical over an interim six-month deal reached with Iran in Geneva in late November, also suggested that the imposition of new sanctions could help the West secure a "better deal" in the next round of negotiations.
12/09/2013 - 07:42 AM
Nasty weather hits several NFL games
The NFL often promotes football as a bad weather sport. It got its share early Sunday in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Pittsburgh.
12/09/2013 - 07:35 AM
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