Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus
By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers. Three of the group led out to be killed saved their lives by reciting verses of the Koran for the militants, a local security official said. Al Shabaab said its men had ambushed the Nairobi-bound bus outside the town of Mandera, near Kenya's border with Somalia and Ethiopia, and killed the non-Muslims in retaliation for raids on mosques in the city of Mombasa. ...
11/23/2014 - 04:05 PM
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.
11/23/2014 - 04:04 PM
Suspected Islamist fighters in Mali kill two children, abduct 10
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said. Al Qaeda-linked Islamists seized northern Mali in 2012, forcing a French-led military intervention last year that scattered the fighters across a vast region with porous borders. However, they continue to carry out insurgent-style attacks. ...
11/23/2014 - 04:02 PM
WASHINTON, D.C. (AP) — Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, has died.
11/23/2014 - 03:37 PM
Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.
11/23/2014 - 03:35 PM
Tunisians vote for a new president
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.
11/23/2014 - 03:32 PM
Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
11/23/2014 - 03:15 PM
Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates
MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.
11/23/2014 - 03:09 PM
Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
11/23/2014 - 02:54 PM
Hundley leads No. 11 UCLA past No. 24 USC 38-20
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Brett Hundley's first pass was intercepted by Southern California linebacker Anthony Sarao, who returned it up the UCLA sideline for a shocking touchdown. Red-clad fans rocked the predominantly blue Rose Bowl, hoping this rivalry was undergoing a seismic shift.
11/23/2014 - 02:24 PM
No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs Cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Dawkins walked over to Mike Krzyzewski and gave his former coach and mentor a hug after No. 4 Duke beat his Stanford team in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
11/23/2014 - 02:19 PM
Pacquiao dominates Algieri on unofficial scorecard
MACAU (AP) — Unofficial scorecard by AP Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg
11/23/2014 - 02:08 PM
Vargas retains WBA super lightweight crown in Macau
American Jessie Vargas outpointed his Mexican rival Antonio DeMarco Sunday to retain his World Boxing Association super lightweight title in a pulsating fight in Macau. The champion from Las Vegas, with legendary fighter Roy Jones Jr making his debut as a trainer in his corner, got the better of his valiant opponent in a fight which exploded into life from the fifth round onwards. Both men were heavily marked at the end of a toe-to-toe 12-round battle, in which the unbeaten Vargas (26-0) consistently landed the better shots to take a unanimous decision 116-112 on all three judges' scorecards. DeMarco (31-3-2) had many moments when he seemed to be getting on top, particularly in the ninth when he wobbled Vargas with a fierce straight left which sent him reeling back into DeMarco's own corner.
11/23/2014 - 01:58 PM
No. 19 Missouri outlasts Tennessee 29-21
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri found a way to win on the road once again.
11/23/2014 - 01:50 PM
2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.
11/23/2014 - 01:49 PM
Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.
11/23/2014 - 01:43 PM
New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight.
11/23/2014 - 01:41 PM
Out of control: FSU, OSU just win, baby
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.
11/23/2014 - 01:37 PM
Strong quake in west China kills 4; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least four people and injured 54 others, including schoolchildren in a stampede, officials said Sunday.
11/23/2014 - 01:36 PM
Raptors match top record as Cavaliers lose again
Cleveland (AFP) - Lou Williams scored 36 points to spark Toronto over Cleveland 110-93 Saturday as the Raptors matched the NBA's best record while stretching the Cavaliers' losing streak to four games.
11/23/2014 - 01:32 PM
Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he's now stepped things up on defense, too.
11/23/2014 - 01:18 PM
Zou wins before home crowd on Pacquiao undercard
MACAU (AP) — Zou Shiming treated the home crowd to an entertaining win Sunday, knocking down Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym three times on his way to a foul-plagued unanimous decision on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri title fight.
11/23/2014 - 01:17 PM
Williams, Raptors beat struggling Cavs, 110-93
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has a blunt assessment for where the Cavaliers stand after 12 games.
11/23/2014 - 01:00 PM
Today in History
Today is Sunday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2014. There are 38 days left in the year.
11/23/2014 - 01:00 PM
37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.
11/23/2014 - 12:35 PM
Knicks win 91-83, drop 76ers to 0-13
NEW YORK (AP) — Even with a winless team coming to Madison Square Garden, there was no chance of the New York Knicks being overconfident.
11/23/2014 - 12:32 PM
Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media
Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get information in the digital age. Zuckerberg said that while a newspaper provides the same information to every reader, Facebook can tailor its feed to the interests of the individual, delivering a mix of world news, community events and updates about friends or family. "It's a different approach to newspapering," said Ken Paulson, a former editor of USA Today who is now dean of communications at Middle Tennessee State University.
11/23/2014 - 12:03 PM
Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.
11/23/2014 - 11:57 AM
'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.
11/23/2014 - 11:52 AM
Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
PARIS (AP) — Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.
11/23/2014 - 11:24 AM
No. 1 Florida State edges Boston College 20-17
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a tight game, once again, and needed their Heisman winner to make a play.
11/23/2014 - 11:12 AM
Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers
NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.
11/23/2014 - 10:59 AM
Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport
BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said.
11/23/2014 - 10:49 AM
Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said.
11/23/2014 - 10:45 AM
Mariota has 4 TDs and Ducks beat Buffaloes 44-10
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota got his curtain call at Autzen Stadium.
11/23/2014 - 10:31 AM
No. 2 Alabama rolls past Western Carolina 48-14
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Banged up in two straight wins over SEC West bruisers, No. 2 Alabama took a while to overwhelm a lower-division team that wasn't supposed to be able to put up much of a fight.
11/23/2014 - 10:29 AM
Arkansas defense shuts down Ole Miss in 30-0 win
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials lowered the goal posts in anticipation of a second straight week of onrushing fans.
11/23/2014 - 09:54 AM
Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday.
11/23/2014 - 09:29 AM
Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.
11/23/2014 - 09:24 AM
No. 14 Wisconsin holds off Iowa, 26-24
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing record barely lasted a week.
11/23/2014 - 09:21 AM
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