Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

FILE - In this April 5, 2014, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts during the first half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the second straight season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.



Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

ROME (AP) — Italy is insisting that lives won't be sacrificed as it ends its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifts over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.
South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

Sam Meyiwa, the father of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, bottom left, reacts as he walks past a poster with his son's portrait during a memorial service held for three South African sports figures who died within days of each other at an indoor sports arena in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and welterweight boxer Phindile Mwelase. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.



Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.


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