• Arizona State has no plans to play for-profit university

    PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon University will be eligible for the NCAA tournament next year after completing its transition to Division I basketball, making it the first for-profit school to make such a move.

  • Former NHL enforcer suspended as youth coach following brawl

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been suspended indefinitely as coach of a youth hockey team pending a Buffalo police investigation into his role in an on-ice brawl.

  • Ravens safety Elam arrested on marijuana, drug charges

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam faces marijuana, oxycodone and reckless driving charges after being arrested in Miami Beach.

  • Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — “We have wounded!” the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road.

  • Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad’s forces pushed ahead in Syria’s offensive on the historic central town of Palmyra that is held by the Islamic State group.

  • Santa Fe councilors compete with mayor’s soda tax plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political battle is brewing between Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and two city councilors over the mayor’s proposal to tax sugary drinks to fund early childhood education programs.

  • Darren Fichardt wins weather-affected Joburg Open

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Darren Fichardt won the weather-affected Joburg Open with a 4-under 68 on Sunday for a 1-shot victory over Stuart Manley and Paul Waring in a tournament reduced to three rounds because of rain and a waterlogged course.

  • Family representative: ‘Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton has died

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, the prolific and charismatic actor whose many memorable roles included an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

    Updated: 10:35 am

  • Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as “Russia will be free!” and “Putin is war!” to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.

  • Power gone, Atlantic City mayor walks re-election tightrope

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — His city is a half-billion dollars in debt, its casino industry continues to shrink, and the state has seized most of his power.