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Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL

Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club. Rarely has ...

Ryan Dungey races to his first victory of season

Ryan Dungey raced to his first 450SX victory of the AMA Supercross season and 15th overall, leading 19 of 20 laps Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Dungey, the KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, increased his lead in the season standings to 11 points over Suzuki's Ken Roczen, the winner ...

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Golden State Warriors snap 2-game skid, eclipse Suns 106-87

The Golden State Warriors have been rolling so much this season that the halftime locker room can be awfully quiet if they're not leading by a lot. Imagine the mood when they're coming off two consecutive losses and clinging to a one-point lead at intermission. That was the scenario Saturday ...

Members of Al-Kaseasbeh, the tribe of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, carry posters with his picture and Arabic that reads "we are all Muath," at the captured pilot's tribal gathering divan, in his home town of Karak, Jordan, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.  An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word

Worried relatives of a Jordanian fighter pilot have asked their government be more open about negotiations for his release, after a second Islamic State group hostage was shown beheaded in a video purportedly from the militants. The fates of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, previously ...

African leaders to court: Drop case against Sudan's leader

African leaders have called for the suspension or termination of charges at the International Criminal Court against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto. In a statement Saturday, the leaders urged The Hague-based court to halt until African concerns about the ICC and proposals to change the ...

FILE - American director Michael Bay, right, and actor Mark Wahlberg pose before a news conference on their movie "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong in this Friday, June 20, 2014 file photo. Wahlberg and Bay reunited Saturday night Jan. 31, 2015 for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Wahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event

"Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million. The pair served as celebrity hosts for the Big Game Big Give event held at the luxurious home of Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams on the eve ...

2 injured climbers airlifted off Mount Hood, officials say

An Oregon National Guard helicopter has airlifted two climbers off Mount Hood after the two were injured in a fall, rescue officials said. The two climbers, a male and a female, are being taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment, American Medical Response in Portland said. The climbers were ...

FILE - In this July 14, 2011 file photo, author George R.R. Martin attends a book signing for "A Dance with Dragons" at Barnes & Noble in New York.  Martin is now a famous author who has the clout to go to the Super Bowl. Martin attended the Rolling Stone party Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 on the eve of the Super Bowl and plans to attend the game Sunday, his first ever trip to the big game. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

George R.R. Martin recalls TV pilot with alien at Super Bowl

The creator of "Game of Thrones" says he once wrote a TV pilot with a plot focused on an alien landing at the Super Bowl. George R.R. Martin is now a famous author who has the clout to go to the Super Bowl. Martin attended the Rolling Stone party on ...

In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Val Kilmer poses for a portrait in Nashville, Tenn.  Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative.  Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 that the 55-year-old actor is at a Los Angeles hospital and that doctors are “encouraged by his progress” and hopeful he will make a full recovery.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Val Kilmer says he's awaiting tests but doesn't have tumor

Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has no tumor and hasn't had surgery. In a message on his Facebook page, the 55-year-old Kilmer said he was in UCLA Medical Center's intensive care for a "complication." "We are waiting for x ray ...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 file photo, a protester holding a photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto who was taken hostage by the Islamic State group appeals to the government to save Goto during a rally in front of  the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State militants sent Japan into shock and mourning Sunday, Feb. 1, days after his plight as a hostage in Syria united many people in praying for his release. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State militants sent Japan into shock and mourning Sunday, days ...

Americans will eat more than 1 billion chicken wings Super Bowl Sunday

America is about to consume an absolutely ridiculous amount of chicken wings. The National Chicken Council estimates Americans will consume 1.25 billion wings on Super Bowl Sunday.  But consuming that much chicken will be pricey because ... well, there are only so many chickens. Last year, chicken breeders had an issue with roosters being too fat to ...

Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in comeback fight at UFC 183

Maybe Anderson Silva wasn't quite the Spider again. After 13 months off with a broken leg, a comfortable victory over a taunting opponent was enough to make him collapse in tears. Silva won a unanimous decision in his comeback fight Saturday night, trouncing Nick Diaz at UFC 183. Silva (34-6) ...

NC Lottery

These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Saturday: All or Nothing Day 02-03-04-06-09-11-13-14-16-19-20-22 (two, three, four, six, nine, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-two) All or Nothing Evening 01-04-06-07-08-09-12-13-16-19-22-24 (one, four, six, seven, eight, nine, twelve, thirteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty-two, twenty-four) Cash 5 22-24-28-29-31 (twenty-two, twenty-four, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty-one) Estimated ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were: 22-24-28-29-31 (twenty-two, twenty-four, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty-one) Estimated jackpot: $130,000

Love booed loudly by fans in his return to Minnesota

Kevin Love expected to be booed by Timberwolves fans in his first game back in Minnesota since he was traded to Cleveland last summer. Wolves fans obliged on Saturday night in a 106-90 win for the Cavaliers. He said he wished the franchise would have been more successful in his ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 21-23-28-35-36 (twenty-one, twenty-three, twenty-eight, thirty-five, thirty-six) Estimated jackpot: $100,000

NC Lottery

These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Saturday: All or Nothing Day 02-03-04-06-09-11-13-14-16-19-20-22 (two, three, four, six, nine, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-two) All or Nothing Evening 01-04-06-07-08-09-12-13-16-19-22-24 (one, four, six, seven, eight, nine, twelve, thirteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty-two, twenty-four) Cash 5 22-24-28-29-31 (twenty-two, twenty-four, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty-one) Mega ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 05-11-16-26-50, Powerball: 34, Power Play: 2 (five, eleven, sixteen, twenty-six, fifty; Powerball: thirty-four; Power Play: two) Estimated jackpot: $289 million ___ Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/

Cody Zeller scores 21, Hornets rout Nuggets 104-86

Cody Zeller fueled the fast start that Charlotte used to finish off the struggling Denver Nuggets. Zeller scored a career-best 21 points, including 14 in the first quarter, and Charlotte went on to rout Denver 104-86 on Saturday night. "I got a lot of easy ones off of transition," said ...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks off the dais after an event to sign a higher education agreement between New Jersey and Mexico, at the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico City. On Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, Christie is scheduled to arrive in the United Kingdom on his third recent foreign trip. His itinerary includes meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron, an Arsenal soccer match, a performance of Henry V and a visit to Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Trade trip to Britain adds to Chris Christie's 2016 resume

As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage. Officially, the trip to London that begins Sunday — and includes a ...

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