Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 90% / Sat: 80% / Sun: 70%.
Super Bowl XLIX: Live Report
Greste family celebrate Australian reporter's release
The 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.
Pats, Seahawks level 14-14 at Super Bowl halftime
Seattle 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.
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
Oil prices fall after last week's surge, strike action
By 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.
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
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'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 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.
Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail
By 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.
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