January 21, 2018 - 2:29 pm
NFL-CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Super Bowl participants to be determined today UNDATED (AP) — Today's two NFL playoff games will determine which teams will go to the Super Bowl. First up, defending Super Bowl champion New England hosts Jacksonville in the AFC championship. The Patriots are favored...
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Pope Francis meets with bishops at the archbishop's residence in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Francis wrapped up his trip Sunday to Peru by meeting with bishops and nuns, but the controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to haunt him. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- BUDGET BATTLE — The government shutdown threatens to drag into a new work week and cause more disruption. A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan to end the...
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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher said the organization is "...
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A United States Park Police officer post a sign informing of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closing at an entrance to the ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...
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January 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Good afternoon! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 20, 2018 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' C.J. Beathard (3) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham (55) and Mychal Kendricks (95) as Malcolm Jenkins (27) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game. One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit. Defense should win at least the NFC championship. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 6:48 pm
Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl, something that had never happened since the NFL-AFL merger nearly a half-century ago. And three of the four toughest to gain yards against are still around, too...
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Flanked by Bishop David Martinez and Father Bruco Cadore, Pope Francis speaks to indigenous groups in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Standing with thousands of indigenous Peruvians, Francis declared the Amazon the "heart of the church" and called for a three-fold defense of its life, land and cultures. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 19, 2018 - 6:26 pm
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demanded Friday that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God's "holy ground," and called on governments to recognize the indigenous peoples living there as the primary...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends: Increased Dividends Alexander's Inc 4.50 from 4.25 Alliant Energy .335 from .315 Antero Midstream Partners LP .365 from .34 Boston Private Financial Hldg .12 from .11 EQT Midstream Partners 1.025 from .98 Enlink Midstream LLC .259 from .255...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:43 pm
The Philadelphia Union have acquired winger David Accam from the Chicago Fire for $1.2 million in allocation money. Accam had 14 goals and eight assists last year in his third season with the Fire. For his Major League Soccer career, the 27-year-old native of Ghana has 33 goals and 15 assists. When...
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