Bengals apologize for Pacman Jones' behavior after arrestCINCINNATI (AP) ? The Bengals took the unusual step of apologizing on Monday night for the conduct of cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones that was recorded in a police video released to the media.
Kerr calls some players' All-Star votes a 'mockery'
MIAMI (AP) ? Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a "mockery" after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot.
Waiters for the win: Heat stun Warriors, 105-102
Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) ? Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules.
3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 20 people missing
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 20 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.
Venus Williams to meet Vandeweghe in Australian semifinals
Heat scorch Warriors as winning streak ends
The Miami Heat withstood a ferocious fourth quarter rally to upset the Golden State Warriors with a 105-102 victory on Monday. Dion Waiters led the way with 33 points as Miami notched their fourth consecutive win on the way to ending the Warriors's seven-game unbeaten run. The Heat were made to sweat for the victory, and came within a whisker of surrendering the initiative after the Warriors put together a 12-3 scoring run to go within one point with just over 21 seconds left.
Smith, NC State stun No. 17 Duke 84-82
Bangladeshi father seeks mercy killing of sons, grandson
Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a deeply conservative society. Hossain, a fruit vendor from the rural west of the country, wrote to his local district administration pleading for them to either help care for his loved ones -- who suffer from an incurable form of muscular dystrophy -- or "allow them to be put to death with medicine", he told AFP. One of Asia's poorest countries, Bangladesh lacks any kind of free health care and medical treatment is often beyond the reach of the tens of millions of inhabitants who live below the poverty line.
Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence ? traditionally a nonpartisan issue ? has been thrust into the political arena.