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NFL: Colts give QB Andrew Luck $140M contract extension

| | Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed the first major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules in 40 years into law on Wednesday, calling it proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES — For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas Fault.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The number of trees in California’s Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year, raising fears they will fuel catastrophic wildfires and endanger people’s lives, officials said Wednesday.

  • Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 4:39pm

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials believe they’ve captured the alligator that dragged a 2-year-old Nebraska boy into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 1:54pm

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday trumpeted the success of a powerful new midrange ballistic missile test that propelled one of the weapons about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), saying it would allow strikes on U.S. forces throughout the region.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 9:42am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 9:35am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Democrats shut down the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 9:34am

    CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans’ medicine cabinets.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 9:33am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security beneficiaries can expect only a meager increase in monthly payments next year, the trustees who oversee the massive retirement and disability program said Wednesday.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 8:42am

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling the attack on a gay Orlando nightclub an act of “unspeakable terror,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with victims, first responders and investigators who are leading the probe and offered $1 million to help cover local overtime costs.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Gun control measures have stolen the spotlight in the days after a deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, and other legislation important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has suffered defeats in recent weeks, with little public attention.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington and Oregon environmental regulators said Tuesday that regional coordination and planning exercises such as drills aided in their response to the fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier this month.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Rooftop solar panels and churning wind turbines are hastening the demise of U.S. nuclear power plants and the safety fears and high operating costs they bring.

  • | Posted: Jun 21 2016 - 4:23pm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters worked to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday, but officials warned nearby communities to stay alert and obey any evacuation orders.

  • | Posted: Jun 21 2016 - 4:20pm

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile off its east coast Wednesday, but the test ended in a failure, the South Korean military said. It was the fifth consecutive such failure in the North’s attempt to demonstrate a capacity to launch a ballistic missile that would extend its striking range.