Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

JINAN, China (AP) — A Chinese court convicted Bo Xilai of corruption Sunday and gave him a stern sentence of life in prison, capping a 20-month scandal that derailed one of China’s most up-and-coming politicians while exposing a…

Texas QB Ash leaves game with head injury

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas official says Longhorns quarterback David Ash is being evaluated for a head injury and won’t return in the second half against Kansa……

Small plane crashes in Vt. after detour; 2 hurt

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, Vt. (AP) — A small plane that couldn’t land at its intended destination because of a hot air balloon festival ran out of fuel and crashed in Vermont on Saturday, injuring both men on board, police…

Sri Lankan Tamils vote for wider autonomy

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A former political proxy for Sri Lanka’s defeated Tamil Tiger rebels swept the country’s northern provincial election, according to results released Sunday, in what is seen as a resounding call for wider regional…

Dream beat Mystics 63-45 to even series

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points as a controlling first half and dominant fourth quarter led the Atlanta Dream to a 63-45 victory over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinals series.…

Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Echoing themes of civil rights and social justice, President Barack Obama said Saturday that until the U.S. becomes a place where anyone who is willing to work hard can earn a way into the middle…

WWII soldier’s letter finally reaches daughter

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A World War II soldier’s heartfelt letter to his daughter has finally reached her, seven decades after it was written. Peggy Eddington-Smith received the letter penned by her father, Pfc. John Eddington, as well…

No. 19 Florida loses Driskel, beats Vols 31-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost for the season with a broken leg, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game and helped the Gators open Southeastern…

Vokoun has blood clot removed from pelvis

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun had surgery Saturday to remove a blood clot from his pelvis and will remain in the hospital for se……

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

Wis. horse trainer loses dispute over show jumperMILWAUKEE (AP) — A western Wisconsin horse trainer has lost a legal dispute over a show jumper, a case that gives a glim……

Nike co-founder gives $500M for cancer research

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike Inc. founder Phil Knight pledged $500 million to Oregon Health and Science University in the form of a challenge he hopes will launch a $1 bill……

No. 22 Notre Dame outlasts Michigan State 17-13

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that kept drives alive, to defeat Michigan State for the third straight…

Cheadle, Janney, Faris rehearse on Emmy stage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the show’s sleek, angular set as a backdrop, Emmy Awards presenters and performers took a few minutes to perfect their lines the day before the ceremony. Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Don Cheadle and…

3 US troops killed in attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the three troops killed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform are Americans. It appears to be the seventh such attack by a member of the…

2 Canadians dead in Kenya mall attack

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two Canadians have died in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Kenya. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office issued a statement confirming diplomat Annemarie Desloges died along with one other unidentified Canadian. The…