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Rink Babka, discus medalist at 1960 Olympics, dies at 85

Jan. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard “Rink” Babka, a former world record holder who was part of a U.S. medals sweep in the discus at the 1960 Rome Olympics, has died. He was 85. Babka died Saturday of congestive heart failure in a hospital, according to the University of Southern...

Record-setting Texas Tech K Garibay into NFL draft

Jan. 16, 2022 17:58 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay is bypassing his final season of eligibility, opting to declare for the NFL draft after making the longest game-winning kick in FBS history and being the most accurate field goal kicker in school history. Garibay kicked a...

Allen-led Bills throttle division rival Patriots, 47-17

Jan. 16, 2022 01:11 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The lingering sting of being embarrassed on home turf by the New England Patriots didn’t sit well with defensive end Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills. On Saturday night, the Bills did something about it by erasing any doubt of who now rules the AFC...

JPMorgan 4Q earnings fall 14%, but 2021 profit sets record

Jan. 14, 2022 07:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase says fourth-quarter profits fell 14% from a year earlier, due to a weaker performance from its trading desk and higher compensation expenses for employees. Even with the weaker quarter, JPMorgan had a record annual profit, nearly $50 billion. The...

Chiefs have Kelce, Hill vs Steelers this time around

Jan. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played the Pittsburgh Steelers, their record-setting wide receiver had just recovered from COVID-19 and their star tight end was sitting at home and still dealing with the virus. They still rolled to a 36-10 victory at...

Official: Too soon to say if omicron has peaked in Louisiana

Jan. 13, 2022 13:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana officials said Thursday that they hope the state is nearing a peak in new COVID-19 infections driven by the omicron variant — which health experts blame for the state's fifth surge in new cases and hospitalizations — but they don’t yet see data indicating the...

Wholesale prices jumped a record 9.7% in 2021

Jan. 13, 2022 09:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level surged by a record 9.7% for all of 2021, setting an annual record and providing further evidence that inflation is still present at all levels of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department reported Thursday that its producer price index,...

Dzingel, Vejmelka lift Coyotes past Maple Leafs 2-1

Jan. 13, 2022 02:08 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way Karel Vejmelka sees it, staying busy in the net beats inactivity. Vejmelka stopped 45 shots to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Wednesday night for just their eighth win of the season. “It’s always better...

Northam issues limited emergency order as virus cases rise

Jan. 10, 2022 16:26 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam issued a limited emergency order Monday to help hospitals and other health providers address Virginia's surging number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the super-contagious omicron variant. “Health care...

Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar

Jan. 10, 2022 13:09 PM EST

The United States staggered through a steady onslaught of deadly billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in an extra hot 2021, while the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year jumped 6% because of surges in coal and long-haul trucking, putting America further behind its 2030 climate...