• Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) runs the ball during an NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Auburn, Ala.Alabama won 29-13.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    No. 2 Alabama faces Florida as SEC’s last hope for playoffs

    The once-unstoppable Southeastern Conference is down to one national title contender.

  • Activists form a human chain during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

    Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, Michael Brown's grave site is shown in Normandy, Mo. More than 15 months since his life ended at age 18 during a mid-street confrontation with Darren Wilson, fanning the "Black Lives Matter" campaign, Brown is among the most-famous residents of 160-year-old St. Peter's Cemetery, though there is still no headstone marking his grave. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity

    NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old’s killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity.

  • Britain's Andy Murray, left, celebrates with his tea's captain Leon Smith, right, after winning a point against Belgium’s David Goffin during their Davis Cup final tennis match at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Andy Murray gives Britain Davis Cup title after 79 years

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray gave Britain its first Davis Cup title in 79 years when he beat Belgium’s David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of reverse singles Sunday.

  • Olympic luge champion Loch disqualified for overweight sled

    IGLS, Austria (AP) — Italian luger Dominik Fischnaller won the season-opening World Cup race Sunday after first-run leader Felix Loch was disqualified for an equipment irregularity, while Germany dominated the team relay.

  • Hamburg voters deciding on 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Voters in Hamburg are going to the polls in a referendum on the German port city’s candidacy to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops gestures to his team near the end of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Oklahoma won 58-23. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    PLAYOFF PULSE: Final 4 field falls into place for committee

    The College Football Playoff selection committee is set up to have a pretty easy championship weekend.

  • Fencing great Valentina Vezzali fails to qualify for Rio

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Six-time Olympic champion fencer Valentina Vezzali won’t be competing at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games after failing to qualify Saturday.

  • Bismarck to host international Para-Olympic swim meet

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than 200 Para-Olympic athletes from 10 countries will be headed to Bismarck next month for a swim meet.

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Bayburt, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Erdogan refused to apologize for the plane's downing, which Ankara said came after it flew for 17 seconds into Turkish airspace. At the same timed, Erdogan said he has tried in vain to speak by phone to Putin to discuss the situation.(AP Photo/Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service, Pool )

    Turkish president says wishes plane downing had not happened

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the incident and wished it hadn’t occurred.