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Super Bowl XLIX: Live Report

Julian Edelman (R) of the New England Patriots attempts to stop Jeremy Lane of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIXGlendale (United States) (AFP) - 01:40 GMT - Seahawks lead - The Seahawks are stopped short of the endzone, and Steven Hauschka kicks a 27-yard field goal. The score is 14-17 as the Seahawks take their first lead of the night.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:40:08 -0500
Greste family celebrate Australian reporter's release

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste listens to the verdict inside the defendants cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, on June 23, 2014, at Tora prison near CairoThe family of Australian journalist Peter Greste expressed their joy Monday at his release from an Egyptian jail, but said his two colleagues still in prison would not be forgotten. Cairo deported the award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English television on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. "I just can't say how happy I am about it." The reporter was detained along with two colleagues, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and an Egyptian producer, Baher Mohamed, in December 2013 and charged with aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood. Greste is resting in Cyprus and the family said it was not clear when he would arrive in Australia.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:33:36 -0500
Pats, Seahawks level 14-14 at Super Bowl halftime

Marshawn Lynch (C) of the Seattle Seahawks scores a three-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, ArizonaSeattle and New England were tied 14-14 at halftime of Super Bowl 49 on Sunday as the NFL's top teams delivered on the promise of a tense title showdown. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seattle signal-caller Russell Wilson both threw touchdown passes in the final minute of the second quarter, Wilson shaking off a stuttering start to connect with Chris Matthews with an 11-yard touchdown pass that knotted the score at 14-14 with two seconds on the clock. The throw capped a drive that saw Seattle march 80 yards in 29 seconds.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:33:22 -0500
Fog in Phoenix causes flight delays, cancellations

PHOENIX (AP) Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport said flight operations were back to normal by Sunday afternoon after dense fog caused numerous delays and cancellations.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:28:41 -0500
Patriots-Seahawks are tied 14-14 at halftime

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches a pass in front of New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Russell Wilson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Chris Matthews with 2 seconds left in the second quarter and the Seattle Seahawks tied the Super Bowl at 14 despite being outplayed by the New England Patriots for most of the half.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:21:14 -0500
Oil prices fall after last week's surge, strike action

A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeBy Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell early on Monday after U.S. unions called a refinery strike and traders cashed in on strong price gains last week when the market soared more than 8 percent on a sharp drop in U.S. drilling. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $51.92 a barrel at 0100 GMT and U.S. WTI futures were at $47.17 a barrel, both down $1.07 a barrel. Despite Monday's price falls, the jump late last week means that oil prices ended a run of range-bound trading following earlier steep falls.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:20:35 -0500
Boko Haram insurgents attack northeast Nigeria's capital city

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, security sources said, their second assault in a week on a city they hope to make the capital of a breakaway Islamist state. The insurgents, who arrived in several armed pick-up trucks and on motorbikes, attacked three places in the south of Maiduguri at around the same time, a security source said. In a separate incident in the town of Potiskum, 230 km (140 miles) west of Maiduguri, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the house of federal legislator Sabo Garbu, killing 10 people, two security sources told Reuters.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:09:55 -0500
Running story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish

This image provided by Nissan shows a portion of the company's television ad scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nissan)NEW YORK (AP) The Super Bowl ad games have so far delivered a nod to the Brady Bunch, voiceovers from Muhammad Ali and John F. Kennedy and Mindy Kaling trying to steal a kiss from fellow actor Matt Damon.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:35:13 -0500
Idina Menzel, John Legend shine ahead of Super Bowl

Idina Menzel sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Ms. "Frozen" was on fire at the Super Bowl.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:06:20 -0500
Koepka rallies to win Phoenix Open for maiden PGA Tour title

Brooks Koepka holds the trophy after winning the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brooks Koepka has lost track of the miles flown, the oceans crossed and the stamps in his passport as he toiled in remote corners of the golfing world for more than two years to prepare himself for moments like Sunday at the Phoenix Open.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:02:45 -0500
Balloon pilots arrive in New Mexico after historic flight

Tami Bradley and her daughter Savannah pose for a picture in Albuquerque, N.M., after celebrating word that pilot Troy Bradley was safe and in a fishing boat headed to the Baja California shore following the water landing of the Two Eagles Balloon on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The balloon surpassed a pair of major distance and duration ballooning records while during a six-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Two pilots who completed a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean in a helium-filled balloon returned to New Mexico on Sunday to the sounds of mariachi music and an enthusiastic and emotional welcome

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:02:20 -0500
'Power Ranger' actor arrested in fatal sword attack

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) A former star of the "Power Rangers" TV series has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:52:05 -0500
Obama prefers guacamole, but neither Super Bowl team

US President Barack Obama touted his record on the economy and declared his love for guacamole, but said he didn't have a team preference ahead of the US Super BowlUS President Barack Obama touted his record on the economy and declared his love for guacamole, but said he didn't have a team preference ahead of the US Super Bowl Sunday. Speaking live from the White House kitchen in a brief interview peppered with football puns, Obama also said that "nobody was doing an end zone dance" at his recent State of the Union address in which he declared that America had turned the page on years of war and economic hardship. NBC television's Savannah Guthrie had asked the president whether his upbeat demeanor at the speech, after Republican opponents swept Congress in November's mid-term elections, had been akin to a quarterback doing a dance after the other team scored a touchdown. Asked about recent proposals that have little chance of making it through the Republican-led Congress, Obama said his job was "to present the right ideas.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:51:38 -0500
Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail

Pro-Russian separatists ride on a tank in Donetsk, eastern UkraineBy Natalia Zinets and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. "Fighting continues across all sections of the frontline," Kiev military spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy said in a briefing, noting that some 13 soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which took part in the talks in Minsk, Belarus, along with envoys from Ukraine and Russia, said rebel delegates had not been ready to discuss crucial points of a peace plan. "In fact, they were not even prepared to discuss implementation of a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons," the OSCE said in a statement.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:29:41 -0500
Union asks refinery workers to strike after talks break down

The United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:26:37 -0500
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