Bucks have regained peak form now that they’re healthier
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring at an unprecedented rate in his extraordinary career, and he also has most of his top teammates playing alongside him again.
4th down coaching decisions could prove key in Super Bowl
If the Super Bowl comes down to a key fourth-down decision, that might bode well for the the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Emperor’s Last: MMA pioneer Fedor Emelianenko retiring
LOS ANGELES — Fedor Emelianenko became a near-mythical martial arts figure two decades ago at the grey dawn of the social media age, so his earliest exploits had a tantalizing touch of mystery.
Kyrie Irving requests trade from Nets
NEW YORK — All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade, a person with knowledge of the details said Friday.
Trump Likened to Mob Boss John Gotti in Ex-Prosecutor’s New Book
NEW YORK — Donald Trump grew his business, fortune and fame “through a pattern of criminal activity,” according to a new book by a veteran prosecutor, who reveals that the Manhattan district attorney’s office once considered charging the former president with racketeering, a law often used against the Mafia.
Wall Street rally hits wall of hot jobs, cold earnings data
NEW YORK — Wall Street’s big rally to start the year wilted on Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report fueled worries about inflation and higher interest rates.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
CLAIM: House Republicans are requiring Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, to remove the headwear he’s donned on the House floor while undergoing chemotherapy.
Chinese balloon soars across US; Blinken scraps Beijing trip
WASHINGTON — A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying despite China’s firm denials. Secretary of State Antony Blinken abruptly canceled a high-stakes Beijing trip aimed at easing U..S.-China tensions.
US seeks to expel Russian mercenaries from Sudan, Libya
CAIRO — The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russia’s president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan where it has expanded in recent years, regional officials told The Associated Press.
Satellite photos: Damage at Iran military site hit by drone
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press on Friday showed damage done to what Iran describes as a military workshop targeted by Israeli drones, the latest such assault amid a shadow war between the two countries.
DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs
DES MOINES, Iowa — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren’t holding back.
Tropical Gardening: Vines add to that tropical look
Good fences and hedges make good neighbors goes the old saying, and maybe in the old days it was the case. Stone walls are traditional and impressive, but expensive. Today, we have so many choices that an unattractive fence or hedge might create all kinds of neighbor problems depending on type of material used.