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NEW YORK (AP) — The chase to Atlanta is on.

The regular season is over and there are 12 teams remaining in the run to the Super Bowl.

And at the top of the AP Pro32 poll, the new year starts right where the previous one ended....Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met in Moscow on Wednesday with a Michigan man who has been detained on espionage charges as the American government seeks answers about his arrest.

Huntsman said he offered support and assistance...Read more

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is preparing to bring a populist message to Iowa voters just days after taking her first major step toward launching a campaign for president.

The Massachusetts Democrat told reporters on Wednesday that she's planning...Read more

Houston hired West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers.

Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East. Houston competes...Read more

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia.

The Board of Public Works voted 3-0...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the change atop the Defense Department (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he fired Jim Mattis as defense secretary. But the retired Marine general actually resigned in protest...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin will skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension.

The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday. The team says the NHL's leading goal-scorer...Read more

GLAND, Switzerland (AP) — Michael Schumacher's family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion's 50th birthday.

In a statement published on Facebook on Wednesday, one...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen.-elect Mitt Romney's criticism of President Donald Trump (all times local):

8:10 a.m.

President Donald Trump is responding to blistering criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney. Trump...Read more

LONDON (AP) — The British police officer stabbed while subduing a suspect on New Year's Eve said Wednesday that "instinct took over" when he heard people screaming at a Manchester train station.

British Transport Police Sergeant Lee Valentine and...Read more

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