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Day 5 Olympic roundup

Lindsey Jacobellis had to do it. Flying through the air toward the finish line, she reached down and grabbed her snowboard, the same showoff move that cost her a gold medal four years ago.

Americans score first men's hockey win in Vancouver

David Backes scored one of three goals as the US beat Switzerland.

Canadian wins snowboardcross; Jacobellis doesn't reach final

Canada's Maelle Ricker has taken the Olympic women's snowboardcross gold medal, winning a final that didn't include Lindsey Jacobellis, who was eliminated in the semis.

Scottish terrier wins best in show

A Scottish terrier is America's new top dog.

Ex-player: I killed coach because I thought he was the devil

A tearful former football player told Iowa police that he repeatedly shot his high school coach because he believed him to be a devil who turned students "into dead people," according to an interview with the murder suspect recorded just hours after

White House hints of new health bill

WASHINGTON - With the House and the Senate still at loggerheads over their health care bills, the White House hinted on Tuesday that President Obama might post his own bill on the Internet before the bipartisan heal

Report: Nats give Wang one-year, $2M deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and the Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a $2 million, one-year contract.

Raiders give Janikowski richest deal ever for kicker

A person familiar with the contract says the Oakland Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski have agreed on a $16 million, four-year deal that is the richest for a kicker in NFL history.

Toyota idling Texas, Kentucky plants to cut inventory

Toyota says it plans to idle production at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States.