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Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17, Na Yeon Choi wins opener

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — During a closing stretch that featured one of the more tumultuous final hours in recent LPGA Tour history, teen wunderkind Lydia Ko faced a series of tough predicaments. But a query that came after the final round gave her the biggest pause of all.

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.

Rescue of 2 injured climbers underway on Mount Hood

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a helicopter rescue operation is underway on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured.

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

By Sylvia Westall and William Mallard BEIRUT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said on Saturday they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap. The hardline Islamist group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, released a video which seemed to show the beheaded body of Goto and threatened further attacks on Japanese targets. Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said the video appeared to be genuine. Islamic State had said Goto, 47, was held along with a Jordanian pilot.

Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."

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Lonely on Valentine's Day? Visit Cuddle Con!

A professional cuddler in Portland is organizing the world's first cuddle convention for those looking for safe snuggles. CNN affiliate KPTV has the story.

What's new on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Netflix and Amazon Prime have new shows and movies available for streaming in February 2015.

Trading football for teaching

Ukraine talks last only a few hours

No agreement was reached in Belarus on Saturday in talks aimed at ending months of deadly fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels, a diplomat with knowledge of the discussions said.

ISIS used Japanese journalist in recent messages

A new ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Kenji Goto. The Japanese journalist went to Syria, he said, to try to tell the stories of war in all its complexity.

Mary Cheney: So drag's OK but blackface isn't?

Mary Cheney wants to know why it isn't "socially acceptable" for a white person to "put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African-Americans" if drags queens are allowed to imitate female stereotypes?

'Game of Thrones' trailer: Must see or total bust?

The "Game of Thrones" Season 5 trailer officially landed Friday on the Internet, days after debuting in IMAX theaters nationwide.

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in that Atlanta suburb said.

Bush outmaneuvered Romney

Many of Mitt Romney former financial supporters and staffers were not only moving to Jeb Bush, but also to other candidates vying for mainstream Republican support.

Arrest made in body parts probe

A 59-year-old man was arrested early Saturday in connection with the grisly discovery of body parts in a suitcase left on a San Francisco sidewalk.

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Ko, 17, youngest No. 1 after 2nd-place finish

With a notable double prize not only within reach, but practically in her grip, teen star Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils Saturday -- though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless.

Chancellor deemed 'good' after walk-through

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, who fell near the end of practice Friday and left the field with his left knee wrapped, participated in Saturday's walk-through practice and did not appear to be favoring his leg.

L'ville to make Grantham among richest DCs

Louisville is rewarding defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for declining the Oakland Raiders' job offer.

Kaminsky leads No. 5 Wisconsin past Iowa

No. 5 Wisconsin's Kaminsky scores 24 in 74-63 win vs Iowa

Vols defeat Auburn, spoil coach Pearl's return

Armani Moore scored a career-high 19 points and matched a career high with 13 rebounds Saturday as Tennessee defeated Auburn 71-63 to spoil Tigers coach Bruce Pearl's return to Thompson-Boling Arena.

Oscar Robertson backs pot legalization in Ohio

A group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio says its investors include NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.

Robinson's heroics help Pitt topple No. 8 ND

Pittsburgh guard James Robinson hit a runner with 12 seconds remaining to give the Panthers the lead for good in a 76-72 upset of No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday.

Tiger tumbles out of top 50 in world ranking

Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.
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