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All teachers fired at underperforming school in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, Rhode Island — The blue-and-white banner exclaiming "anticipation" on the front of Central Falls High School seems like a cruel joke for an institution so chronically troubled that its leaders decid

2nd run of women's giant slalom postponed

The second run of the Olympic women's giant slalom was postponed Wednesday due to dense fog and rescheduled for Thursday.

Texas AD denies talk of switch to Big Ten

The University of Texas likes its position in the Big 12 Conference and hasn't talked with the Big Ten about expansion plans for that league.

Tearful Tomlinson says goodbye to San Diego

An emotional LaDainian Tomlinson says he's sad to be leaving the San Diego Chargers but is excited for the future.

Celtics likely without Pierce on Thursday vs. Cavs

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says star forward Paul Pierce likely will miss the game Thursday against Cleveland because of a lingering right thumb injury.

Patriots bring back key Super Bowl cog in WR Patten

The New England Patriots have re-signed veteran wide receiver David Patten, a key offensive contributor in the early part of the last decade when the team won three Super Bowls.

West, Thompson, Laettner highlight college hoops Hall class

West Virginia star Jerry West and high-flying North Carolina State All American David Thompson are among the eight members of the 2010 class at the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Dick Cheney released from hospital

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning, his office said.