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NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract

Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list.

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Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea’s violent protest history

A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

A look at US diplomatic security around the world

Thursday’s knife attack on America’s ambassador in Seoul was the first major case of violence involving a U.S. ambassador since the deadly siege in Benghazi, Libya, more than two years ago.

Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other “As Seen on TV” products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs

San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.

NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days

NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.

LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in ‘Selma’ speech

Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would “open the city of hope to all people of all races.”

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on March 5, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Brandon Ashley matched his career high with 21 points, T.J. McConnell tied his career best with 11 assists and No. 5 Arizona won the Pac-12 regular season title for the second year in a row with a 99-60 rout of California on Thursday night.

Thursday's NBA Capsules

Games played on March 5, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: E'Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 5, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

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Flyers score 3 goals in 3rd period, top St. Louis 3-1

Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Southern Illinois clips Missouri State, 55-48

Deion Lavender scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to help lead ninth-seeded Southern Illinois past eighth-seeded Missouri state 55-48 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday night.

Hung jury means life for convicted murderer

Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

Jurors who deadlocked on the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, sparing her life, said Thursday that they were 11-1 in favor of the death penalty and tried unsuccessfully to get the lone holdout kicked off the panel.

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Georgia women beat Missouri 75-64 in SEC tourney's 2nd round

Tiaria Griffin scored 21 points, Krista Donald added 13 points and 15 rebounds, and the 10th-seeded Georgia women beat No. 7 Missouri 75-64 in the SEC tournament second round on Thursday.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on March 5, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points and top-seeded Chattanooga beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament Thursday.

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on March 5, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

Appeals court allows Nebraska gay marriage ban to stand

Ban to continue until appeal decided

A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Nebraska's ban on gay marriage to stay in place, blocking a federal judge's order for the state to begin recognizing gay marriages and civil unions.

Harrison Ford reported engine failure before plane crash

Harrison Ford reported engine failure shortly after takeoff and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport before crash-landing his vintage plane on a nearby golf course in Los Angeles

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Danforth aide says Missouri auditor shot himself after call

An aide to former U.S. Sen. John Danforth says she was on the phone with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich discussing his religion just moments before he killed himself.

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