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Erika Barnes arrived at the UA in 1997 as one of the West\u2019s best softball prospects.

It didn\u2019t take long for her to learn The Arizona Way.

\u201cThere\u2019s no walking in between the lines,\u201d Barnes said. \u201cYou\u2019re always running, you\u2019re always moving, you\u2019re always doing something to help yourself and help your program.\u201d

And so Barnes hit the ground \u2014 what else? \u2014 running shortly after being named the Arizona Wildcats\u2019 interim athletic director. She accepted the position Sunday night after word broke that Greg Byrne was headed to Alabama.

Barnes, 38, will start Feb. 1. What happens next is anyone\u2019s guess: Barnes says she isn\u2019t sure if she will pursue the job full-time, and it\u2019s unknown if UA officials would consider her.

Arizona announced Monday that it has already begun a national search that\u2019s bound to include a few sitting athletic directors: South Florida\u2019s Mark Harlan and TCU\u2019s Chris Del Conte both have deep Arizona ties, and Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades is a Tucson native and UA grad.

For now, and perhaps for a while, Barnes will be in charge. She has been a senior associate athletic director since 2013.

Few know the athletic department better than Barnes, a onetime Wildcats first baseman and 2001 Women\u2019s College World Series champion.

Barnes started in the UA\u2019s marketing department in 2005 before moving to fundraising and major gifts. Barnes has sat in the Hillenbrand Stadium radio booth \u2014 she was Brian Jeffries\u2019 color analyst for years \u2014 and has strode onto private jets. Those close to her say she\u2019s equally at home at a women\u2019s basketball game as she is serving alongside UA president Ann Weaver Hart on a Pac-12 board.

Barnes holds two degrees from the UA: a 2001 bachelor\u2019s in communication and a 2010 M.B.A. from the Eller College of Management.

\u201cShe\u2019s done a little bit of everything,\u201d said Mike Candrea, the UA\u2019s longtime softball coach. \u201cShe\u2019s very well-prepared and very well-connected with our donors; I think, truthfully, that\u2019s a big part of this job. They all know that she\u2019s a Wildcat through and through.\u201d

Barnes\u2019 people skills, fundraising acumen and school spirit \u2014 she \u201cwore the colors\u201d on Monday \u2014 remind many of Byrne, her departing boss. UA basketball coach Sean Miller called her \u201cvery capable.\u201d

Her organizational skills? Those come from Candrea.

Barnes lives one mile from the UA campus, the closer to work the better. Her children \u2014 daughter Tillie is 3, and son Blake turned 1 on Friday \u2014 accompany her to Wildcats games.

The young family outgrew its Sam Hughes-area home recently. Barnes looked at homes throughout Tucson before finding the perfect one \u2026 1,000 yards east of the old place.

Same block, same grocery store. Close to campus.

McKale \u201cis where our life is centered around,\u201d she said. \u201cEvery hour of the day is really valuable. If we can cut down on my commute time, it means more time for Arizona or more time for my family.\u201d

In Barnes\u2019 case, Arizona is family. Her husband, Andy, is a former UA golfer and the caddy for PGA Tour pro Ricky Barnes, his brother and another ex-Wildcat. Barnes remains close friends with many of her former UA teammates, and has a mentor in Candrea. She and former Arizona deputy athletic director Kathleen \u201cRocky\u201d LaRose traded text messages on Monday morning.

Barnes\u2019 UA ties run so deep, the story goes, that she can help a UCLA Bruin see the light.

Barnes laughed Monday as she recalled setting up her sister, Vanessa, with former McKale Center IT specialist Greg Shaffer. Vanessa initially resisted her sister\u2019s meddling, given that she lived in Los Angeles and Greg was in Tucson.

Erika found a way to get them together after all.

\u201cThey met at our wedding, fell in love,\u201d Barnes said, \u201cand the rest is history.\u201d

Barnes\u2019 new role will require a little more matchmaking, a lot of glad-handing and some serious steering. She talked to Byrne throughout the day Monday about some of the challenges of the position. Barnes and Byrne will travel to the NCAA convention in Nashville later this week.

LaRose, who served as the UA\u2019s interim athletic director between December 2009 and March 2010, said the job requires a light touch.

\u201cIn some ways, you\u2019re a healer. You\u2019re trying to get everybody facing forward again,\u201d said LaRose, who retired in 2013. \u201cWhen someone leaves, it\u2019s a shock to the system and a shock to the department. It goes from coaches to athletes to trainers. And when you\u2019ve lost the leadership you\u2019ve relied on for years, especially with someone of Greg\u2019s caliber, it\u2019s sort of stunning.\u201d

LaRose\u2019s advice?

\u201cKeep doing it The Arizona Way,\u201d she said. \u201cI used to tell people, it\u2019s not brain surgery. We\u2019re here to educate young people. If you think about that, you\u2019ll be OK.\u201d

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Star reporter Zack Rosenblatt is previewing Arizona\u2019s recruits in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 1 national signing day. All ratings according to Scout.com.

Name: Rhedi Short.

Position: Safety.

Height: 6-1.

Weight: 175 pounds.

Hometown (high school): Los Angeles (Cathedral).

Rating: Three stars, No. 50 safety, No. 8 West, No. 4 California.

Other offers: UCLA, Oregon, Penn State, Washington, Colorado.

2016 stats: 47 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 12 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles.

Who he is: A former UCLA commit, Short flipped to the Wildcats not long after visiting Arizona\u2019s campus in the fall. He\u2019s expressed some interest in Illinois since, but visited the UA campus over the weekend.

How he fits: Short is one of four safeties in Arizona\u2019s 2017 class, and the Wildcats return a bunch of safeties with experience from last year \u2014 namely, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Tristan Cooper and Isaiah Hayes. Playing time will be hard to come by, though Arizona is desperate for defensive depth.

He said it: \u201cThe biggest thing is, I was most comfortable there (at Arizona). So when I was up there, and I was talking to everybody, it just felt like home.\u201d \u2014 Short

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The Tucson Roadrunners look to conclude a perfect homestand Wednesday night as they host the Ontario Reign for the second match of a two-game series.

Tucson is riding a four-game win streak after defeating the Reign 3-2 Monday in a penalty-filled contest.

With a win, the Roadrunners would pass the Reign in the win column of the American Hockey League Pacific Division.

Tucson used a pair of power play goals to boost its way past Ontario on Monday, but the Roadrunners would like to see fewer of their own guys sit in the penalty box.

Tucson racked up eight penalties in the win, including three in the first-period, leading to an early Ontario power play goal.

\u201cI think we need to be a little more disciplined,\u201d goalkeeper Justin Peters said. \u201cSometimes we got a little careless, and we just need to tighten up and we\u2019ll be alright.\u201d

Peters shut down the Ontario offense for most of the night, making a handful of close saves.

The veteran goalie earned his fourth win of the season Monday.

\u201cThat\u2019s the goalie I know, and he won us the game in the first period by far,\u201d forward Chris Mueller said.

Head coach Mark Lamb will have to decide whether Peters gets the start again or if it goes to Adin Hill, who leads Tucson\u2019s goalkeepers in wins and Goals Allowed Average.

Lamb commended Peters\u2019 performance after the Monday win.

\u201cIt was excellent to see him get in there and play solid,\u201d Lamb said. \u201cHe\u2019s a great veteran, he\u2019s very popular, he\u2019s a leader and everyone is real happy for him.\u201d

Offensively, the Roadrunners continue to do just enough to stay ahead in the scorebook.

Tucson has received goals from eight different players over the last three games, including one from wing Henrik Samuelsson Monday night, his second goal of the season.

Defender Jamie McBain deserves credit for much of the Roadrunners\u2019 scoring opportunities, as he leads the AHL with 18 power play assists. He earned another one Monday.

\u201cHe could have more,\u201d Lamb said. \u201cHe\u2019s an offensive player, a veteran and a big leader for us.\u201d

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(AP) - Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, lawmakers' nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in a report underlining the GOP's risks in its fresh push to dismantle and replace the health law.

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(AP) - More than 30 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy.

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Parker Jackson-Cartwright may hit the back end of that 4-8 week recovery window after all \u2014 at least in a sense.

While the Arizona junior point guard returned from his high ankle sprain on Dec. 30, just after the four-week mark, he still hasn\u2019t returned to the player the Wildcats really know.

At least as a shooter. In five games since he came back, Jackson-Cartwright has put up a remarkable 6-to-1 assist-turnover ratio (30 to 5), but is shooting only 27.8 percent from the field and has missed all five three-pointers he has taken.

Last season, Jackson-Cartwright led the Pac-12 in 3-point shooting percentage (48.6 percent) while selectively picking long-range shots and making exactly one per game.

\u201cHe has not shot it very well. He\u2019s a much better shooter than he\u2019s showed,\u201d UA coach Sean Miller said. \u201cBut I believe that that will come back once he starts to feel normal again.\u201d

Miller said he has spoken to Jackson-Cartwright about not getting caught up in his shooting, since the injury he suffered isn\u2019t an easy one to deal with. Besides, by just coming back at less than full speed, Jackson-Cartwright has given the Wildcats some much-needed depth and ballhandling to start the Pac-12 season.

Maybe it\u2019s no coincidence that with Jackson-Cartwright on the ball for an average of 23.6 minutes per game since his return, Kadeem Allen has hit two-thirds of his 3-pointers, put up a 2-1 assist-turnover ratio and limited some of UA\u2019s top perimeter opponents.

That was the original plan, after all: Entering the season, Jackson-Cartwright and freshman Kobi Simmons were expected to take all of the point guard duties, leaving Allen freer to score and save energy as the team\u2019s top defender.

\u201cThat\u2019s what it was,\u201d Allen said after scoring 18 points against Arizona State last week. \u201cComing into the season, it\u2019s easier said than done until you get comfortable with it. I feel like I\u2019ve gotten comfortable with it.\u201d

The Wildcats have been so successful overall with their current rotation, starting Allen and Simmons in the backcourt while bringing Jackson-Cartwright off the bench during a 5-0 Pac-12 start, that there appears to be no hurry to put PJC back in the starting lineup.

Miller said Monday that he didn\u2019t plan to change it at this point.

\u201cWe could moving forward,\u201d Miller said. \u201cWhatever is best for our team, that\u2019s what we\u2019re gonna do. What\u2019s good about Parker is we\u2019ve given him the right minutes. You haven\u2019t seen him really struggle because we\u2019ve never asked him to play 34 minutes in a game.

\u201cIt\u2019s been the right amount, which has allowed him to help us and maybe not put him in a bad way. Sometimes if you start favoring your ankle, that\u2019s when other injuries will occur, not necessarily the injury that he had but a different type. I think we\u2019re beyond that point and we can just go from there. But all eight players are important whether they start or not.\u201d

Jackson-Cartwright wasn\u2019t selected for the UA\u2019s weekly news conference this week, but said last week he was fine with not starting and wasn\u2019t 100 percent recovered anyway.

\u201cI wish,\u201d he said. \u201cBut that\u2019s just not realistic. The healing process was sped up for sure and it didn\u2019t take the normal time that it takes to heal. With that there\u2019s still some pain, and some stuff that I can do. It\u2019s getting close to 100 percent but I think it\u2019ll take a little bit more time.\u201d

He had a good chunk of extra time this week. After Arizona played ASU last Thursday, the Wildcats took Friday and Monday off, and sat Jackson-Cartwright out for practices on Saturday and Sunday.

That meant four straight days without pressure on the ankle, and Arizona\u2019s game Thursday at USC also puts him past the seven-week mark since he suffered the injury.

He might be almost there, finally. And just in time for a critical trip to his Southern California homeland, too.

\u201cYou think about the games he missed and how long this has taken,\u201d Miller said. \u201cThis is a tough injury for a basketball player and Parker has handled it really well.\u201d

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(Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) \u2014 New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The photos released Tuesday show large punctures to an exterior cinderblock wall of the nightclub. On the other side is a bathroom where patrons were trapped for more than three hours.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured after gunman Omar Mateen entered the gay nightclub and opened fire last June.

Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, appeared Tuesday in federal court in Oakland, California, on charges of aiding and abetting her husband, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during the standoff.

Mateen was killed in a shootout with officers after the bathroom wall was breached.

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(AP) - President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) \u2014 Car horns rang out across Puerto Rico and people celebrated in the streets Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced he had commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Many Puerto Ricans have long demanded his release, and some wept with emotion upon hearing the news while others headed to all-night parties announced on social media.

His lawyer, Jan Susler, told The Associated Press that she broke the news of the release to Lopez, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. island territory.

\"He's very, very grateful,\" she said in a phone interview. \"One of the things he said was: 'Tomorrow's my daughter's birthday. What an amazing present for her.'\"

Lopez belonged to the ultranationalist Armed Forces of National Liberation, which claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at public and commercial buildings during the 1970s and '80s in New York, Chicago, Washington and other U.S. cities. He was convicted on one count of seditious conspiracy, and he was later convicted of conspiring to escape from prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently being held at Terre Haute, Indiana.

The group's most notorious bombing occurred at New York's landmark Fraunces Tavern in 1975 that killed four people and injured more than 60. Lopez was not convicted of any role in that attack, but some still hold him responsible because of his ties to the ultranationalist group.

\"I'm willing to forgive, but he never once said he was sorry, showed no remorse at all,\" said Mary Connor Tully, whose husband, Frank Connor, was killed in the bombing. \"He's an old man and he'll get to live his life free, and hopefully he can live with the sins he committed, and that he'll answer one day to a higher power than us for what he did.\"

Lopez, whose release also was opposed by several groups including a national police organization, is now scheduled to be freed May 17.

\"He wants to live in Puerto Rico, and people there really want him to come home,\" Susler said.

Lopez was offered clemency by President Bill Clinton in 1999, but he rejected the offer because it excluded two comrades who have since been released. Then in 2011, the U.S. Parole Commission denied his request for an early release.

Among those who publicly supported Lopez's release was Pope Francis, \"Hamilton\" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, former President Jimmy Carter and several legislators, including U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois.

\"Sobbing with gratitude here in London,\" Miranda tweeted Tuesday, adding that he will have a show for Lopez in Chicago. \"It'll be my honor to play Hamilton the night he goes.\"

Alejandro Molina, coordinator of the National Boricua Human Rights Network, joined about 100 other people in a spontaneous celebration Tuesday at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, which was founded by Lopez.

\"It's wonderful news,\" he said.

Upon his return to Puerto Rico, Lopez plans to spend time with his daughter and granddaughter and wants to establish a think tank that will work on such problems as climate change, the economy and the island's political status.

\"He wants to be actively involved in solving the problems of Puerto Rican society,\" said Molina, who accompanied Lopez's daughter on a Christmas prison visit

Susler said the U.S. pardon attorney told her that sometimes inmates first transition to a halfway house after being released. But eventually, Lopez will return to Puerto Rico, she said.

\"He's a man who lives with a lot of hope,\" she said. \"That's how I think you survive 35 years in prison. He's never had false hope or illusory hope. He thought he was in prison for a higher cause for his people, and that's something that's very life-giving.\"

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Associated Press writer Ben Fox in Miami and Deepti Hajela in New York City contributed to this report.

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LITTLE ELM, Texas (AP) \u2014 A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday night at a Denton hospital hours after the shooting.

Meanwhile, a standoff continued at a house with an armed man suspected of firing the fatal shot.

Authorities say the episode began about 3 p.m. Tuesday with the report of a man outside a house, armed with a long gun. Denton County sheriff's Lt. Orlando Hinojosa (ee-noh-HOH'-sah) says officers arrived to find an armed man screaming at them from a backyard.

As officers withdrew, the man ducked into the house and fired from a window, striking Walker.

Tactical squad officers arrived and a standoff ensued.

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The world economy grew 2.2 percent in 2016, the slowest pace since the end of the 2008 financial crisis. Britain's plan to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president are adding to uncertainty.

Despite a slowdown in China, Asia remains a \"bright spot,\" the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in the report released Wednesday.

Strong consumer demand and government spending helped make up for weak exports, as East and South Asia grew at a steady pace of 5.7 percent in 2016, level with the year before.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) \u2014 Arkansas has won all six of its games this season against opponents from the state of Texas, a nugget lost on Razorbacks guard Daryl Macon.

\"I'm just happy to win,\" Macon said, shrugging. \"I don't care what state they're from.\"

Macon was especially happy Tuesday night, after the Razorbacks climbed back to .500 in Southeastern Conference play following a 62-60 comeback victory at Texas A&M.

\"We took steps backward in those games, and we felt like we were way behind,\" Arkansas forward Moses Kingsley said of the Razorbacks' 1-3 start in SEC play. \"We have to catch up.\"

A sterling example occurred Tuesday, when they caught up to the Aggies in a game the Razorbacks will remember for a long time, and one the A&M faithful would like to forget.

Macon scored 16 points and Kingsley followed with 12 as Arkansas overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half to nip the Aggies before a stunned home crowd.

Arkansas (14-4, 3-3 Southeastern) led 61-60 with 26 seconds remaining when the Razorbacks' Jaylen Barford missed two free throws. On the second, A&M's D.J. Hogg and Robert Williams became entangled in fighting for the rebound under the basket, and the ball rolled out of bounds on the Aggies.

Following the inbound pass, Macon dribbled the ball out of bounds in trying to escape a trap, and the Aggies (9-8, 1-5) had another chance. But Hogg's long-range, off-balanced offering missed its mark by a long shot with seven seconds left, and Macon was fouled on the other end of the floor by Tyler Davis.

Macon made his first free throw and missed his second, and a runner from a few feet above the top of the key by A&M's Admon Gilder bounced off the rim as time expired.

\"That was a bad miss,\" Macon said of his second free throw that would have given Arkansas a three-point lead. \"I need to go and shoot a 1,000 of them tomorrow.\"

Gilder led the Aggies with 16 points, and Davis followed with 14.

\"We played like an immature, undisciplined team, and that's my fault,\" A&M coach Billy Kennedy said of allowing Arkansas to climb back from a 48-36 deficit. \"I have to do a better job getting them tougher and tighter with the ball.\"

Arkansas hadn't won in Reed since the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012, and the Razorbacks also earned their first victory in A&M's basketball home that opened in 1998.

\"We were fortunate to come out with a win,\" Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. \"We know wins on the road are few and far between. The difference in the game was our defense.\"

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: The Razorbacks drew little comfort from whipping up on the league's worst team in Missouri last Saturday in Fayetteville. This one meant much more, considering it came on the road in a rowdy setting, with A&M's students back in town for the semester. The Razorbacks are now 6-0 this season against teams from the state of Texas.

Texas A&M: The Aggies can kiss their hopes for a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament goodbye, considering in a desperation game they didn't beat a middling SEC opponent in College Station.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Arkansas's reserves outscored their A&M counterparts 24-11, as the thin Aggies appeared to wear down as the game played on. Said Arkansas coach Mike Anderson: \"The depth of our team was big tonight.\"

SWEET HOMECOMING

Arkansas senior guard Manuale Watkins is the son of former A&M coach Melvin Watkins, and spent a chunk of his early childhood in College Station. A&M fired Melvin Watkins following the 2003-04 season. Manuale made all three of his 3-point attempts against the Aggies, after only making 1 of 4 all season.

HE SAID IT

\"He had a lot of 6-10 guys out on the floor. I was saying, 'What are we going to do?' They can play volleyball with us.\" \u2014 Mike Anderson on Billy Kennedy trying to turn to a bigger lineup at one point in the game.

HE SAID IT, TOO

\"I ran through these halls as a little kid, so it's special. But getting a road win in the SEC is the most important thing. It's really hard to do.\" \u2014 Manuale Watkins

UP NEXT

Arkansas: The Razorbacks return home to take on LSU on Saturday.

Texas A&M: The Aggies play at home for a second consecutive game when they face Georgia on Saturday.

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As dawn broke Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Greg Byrne pulled a cap low on his head and began a 90-minute walking tour of the University of Alabama campus.

He was accompanied by one of the most powerful men in Alabama, Finis E. \u201cFess\u201d St. John IV, a third-generation Birmingham-area attorney and member of the Alabama Board of Trustees.

\u201cI wasn\u2019t attempting to avoid being recognized,\u201d Byrne said Monday afternoon in his office at McKale Center. \u201cIt was early in the morning and chilly outside.\u201d

It was a power walk like few others in Byrne\u2019s 45 years.

He visited all of the Crimson Tide landmarks: the Denny Chimes, the Woods Quad and Gorgas Library. Twelve hours earlier, Byrne and his wife, Regina, were dinner guests of sainted Alabama football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry.

\u201cIt was awesome,\u201d Byrne says.

A month earlier, while in New York City for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame banquet, Byrne was contacted by representatives of Alabama president Stuart R. Bell. Byrne wasn\u2019t pursing a job. In fact, he recently purchased a home at Skyline Country Club and was waiting for renovations to be completed to expedite the move.

\u201cI wasn\u2019t looking for a job,\u201d he says. \u201cI have been \u2018all-in\u2019 on Arizona from the day I got here.\u201d

Last week, while in Tampa for a meeting of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics\u2014 Byrne is the NACDA\u2019s third vice-president \u2014 he agreed to fly to Tuscaloosa on a Crimson Tide jet and meet with Saban, Bell and St. John.

He accepted the job Saturday night.

By Sunday at noon Alabama\u2019s next athletic director was back in Tucson. But Byrne didn\u2019t go home and pack. He went to McKale Center to watch Arizona\u2019s women\u2019s basketball team play Washington State.

\u201cI sat alone in a corner,\u201d he says, his voice breaking with emotion. \u201cI just love Adia. \u2026\u201d

As Byrne discussed the first season of coach Adia Barnes, he retrieved a box of Kleenex from his desk. He stopped about 30 seconds to compose himself.

\u201cRegina always told me I\u2019d cry at the grand opening of a Safeway,\u201d he said with a smile. Over the next 40 minutes, reflecting on his 6\u00bd years in Tucson, Byrne stopped three times to apply Kleenex and dab away tears.

By noon Monday, more than 280 messages had stacked up on his phone. He scheduled an early Tuesday staff meeting so he can say goodbye in person, one by one.

Let\u2019s hope he stocked up on extra Kleenex.

\u201cIt\u2019s hard to believe there\u2019s an athletic director anywhere who did a better job for his university than Greg did for us,\u201d Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller said.

Whatever Alabama is to pay Byrne \u2014 it\u2019s probably about $1 million more than the $700,000 he was paid at Arizona \u2014 it\u2019s difficult to put a value on his years at Arizona.

\u201cHe\u2019s bright and he\u2019s transparent and he did a great job there,\u201d said iconic Arizona AD Cedric Dempsey, the man who persuaded Byrne to leave Starkville, Mississippi, in 2010 and become the seventh AD in UA history. \u201cHe\u2019ll be hard to replace.\u201d

Byrne became the most untraditional athletic director in Pac-12 history. He didn\u2019t sit in a bunker, count pennies and balance budgets. He insisted on getting to know each of the school\u2019s 500 student-athletes on a first-name basis, one by one. Who does that?

If you want to get him to reach for a Kleenex, ask him about the night he toured the upper deck on the east side of Arizona Stadium, introducing himself to those in the cheap seats.

\u201cSome of those people could only afford to buy two $10 tickets to one game a year,\u201d he remembers. \u201cI loved talking to them. I really cared. I have a lot of weaknesses, but I\u2019m not a phony.\u201d

Byrne worked all sides of the UA family. He was a dinner companion of Hollywood producer Scott Stuber, flew to Florida to golf with Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk and wasn\u2019t camera shy when photographers focused on him sitting with actor Greg Kinnear.

That was a strength. He created a bond with those in the cheap seats and with those who produced \u201cYou, Me and Dupree.\u201d Over time, you, me and Dupree became part of Byrne\u2019s extended family.

For the past 6\u00bd years, Arizona\u2019s athletic department enjoyed more financial growth and outside attention than at any time in history. It was an image-changer. Byrne orchestrated all of it, exchanging Twitter messages with strangers, declaring Phoenix to be \u201cWildcat Country,\u201d and raising more than $140 million to build a better football stadium, spruce up a state-of-the-art basketball arena and get the word out.

Not all of it worked. This isn\u2019t Alabama.

The UA\u2019s swimming program, once among the nation\u2019s three or four powerhouses, imploded when Byrne hired the wrong head coach. The men\u2019s golf program, once a threat to win the NCAA title year after year, has bottomed out. The man he hired to run Arizona\u2019s football operation, Rich Rodriguez, is in the struggle of his coaching lifetime.

But those things are predictable; there are limitations at Arizona and its $85 million athletic budget that Byrne won\u2019t encounter at Alabama, which has a budget of about $190 million.

His departure isn\u2019t unlike Dempsey\u2019s decision to leave Arizona in 1994 to become executive director of the NCAA. The right people notice when you do a good job.

\u201cGreg\u2019s reputation in the industry is very strong,\u201d Dempsey says. \u201cI thought it would be hard to keep him much longer.\u201d

With a Kleenex in hand, Byrne talked about the sleepless nights he\u2019s spent and the importance of his successor remaking Arizona Stadium, something that could cost in excess of $100 million.

\u201cThis is a special place,\u201d he says. \u201cI put every bit of myself into this job until, frankly, I ran low on energy. Before we move to Alabama, I\u2019m going to take a month off to recharge. I\u2019ve never done anything like that.\u201d

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TV WEDNESDAY

Golf European Tour, first round 10 p.m. Golf

NBA Bucks at Rockets 6 p.m. ESPN

Thunder at Warriors 8:30 p.m. ESPN

NCAA basketball Florida at South Carolina 4:30 p.m. SEC

Indiana at Penn State 5 p.m. BTN

Temple at Cincinnati 5 p.m. CBSS

Oklahoma at West Virginia 5 p.m. ESPN2

Missouri at Alabama 5 p.m. ESPNU

Tulane at Tulsa 5:30 p.m. ESPNEWS

TCU at Texas Tech 5:30 p.m. FSAZ Plus

LSU at Auburn 6:30 p.m. SEC

Ohio State at Nebraska 7 p.m. BTN

Illinois State at Bradley 7 p.m. CBSS

Kansas State at Oklahoma State 7 p.m. ESPNU

Utah at Washington State 7 p.m. Pac-12N

Colorado State at Fresno State 9 p.m. CBSS

Colorado at Washington 9 p.m. ESPNU

NHL Coyotes at Jets 5:30 p.m. FSAZ

Bruins at Red Wings 6 p.m. NBCS

Sharks at Kings 8:30 p.m. NBCS

Soccer FA Cup: Plymouth Argyle vs. Liverpool 12:30 p.m. FS1

Tennis Australian Open, second round 5 p.m. TEN

Australian Open, second round 7 p.m. ESPN2

Australian Open, second round 1 a.m. (Thu.) ESPN2

Women\u2019s basketball UCLA at USC 9 p.m. Pac-12N

RADIO WEDNESDAY

Hockey Ontario at Tucson 7:05 p.m. 1450-AM

Channel guide: BTN is Big Ten Network (Ch 320 on Cox, Ch 272 on Comcast, Ch 610 on DirecTV, Ch 439 on Dish) CBSS is CBS Sports Network (Ch 312 on Cox, Ch 274 on Comcast, Ch 221 on DirecTV, Ch 158 on Dish) ESPN (Ch 24 on Cox, Ch 2 on Comcast, Ch 206 on DirecTV, Ch 140 on Dish) ESPN2 (Ch 25 on Cox, Ch 30 on Comcast, Ch 209 on DirecTV, Ch 143 on Dish) ESPNEWS (Ch 331 on Cox, Ch 102 on Comcast, Ch 207 on DirecTV, Ch 142 on Dish) ESPNU (Ch 330 on Cox, Ch 266 on Comcast, Ch 208 on DirecTV, Ch 141 on Dish) FS1 is Fox Sports 1 (Ch 27 on Cox, Ch 32 on Comcast, Ch 219 on DirecTV, Ch 150 on Dish) FSAZ (Ch 26 on Cox, Ch 31 on Comcast, Ch 686 on DirecTV, Ch 415 on Dish) FSAZ Plus (Ch 73 on Cox, Ch 686.1 on DirecTV, Comcast and Dish subscribers, please check your cable guide, channel number may change daily) Golf (Ch 65 on Cox, Ch 28 on Comcast, Ch 218 on DirecTV, Ch 401 on Dish) NBCS is NBC Sports Network (Ch 59 on Cox, Ch 29 on Comcast, Ch 220 on DirecTV, Ch 159 on Dish) Pac-12N is Pac-12 Network (Ch 70 on Cox, Ch. 283 on Comcast, not available on DirecTV, Ch 409 on Dish, Ch 406 on Dish Hopper) SEC is SEC Network (Ch 329 on Cox, Ch 286 on Comcast, Ch 611 on DirecTV, Ch 408 on Dish) TEN is Tennis (Ch 315 on Cox, Ch 277 on Comcast, Ch 217 on DirecTV, Ch 400 on Dish)

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Tucson behavioral-health agency La Frontera Arizona will lay off 30 employees this month in response to reduced funding from Cenpatico Integrated Care, its CEO said.

About three times as many layoffs might have been needed to offset funding cuts if the agency hadn\u2019t taken steps to mitigate the fallout, agency CEO Dan Ranieri said. Those steps include discontinuing a productivity bonus program for employees, narrowing the scope of case-management services and reducing 22 staff positions through attrition and disciplinary actions in December, Ranieri wrote in a Jan. 13 email to his staff, which was forwarded to the Star.

But an official with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, the state\u2019s Medicaid program, said overall behavioral-health funding is actually up this year.

The cuts affect La Frontera\u2019s funding in the category of \u201cgeneral mental health and substance abuse\u201d for low-income adults insured by AHCCCS who are not designated as seriously mentally ill.

In that category, La Frontera\u2019s funding from insurer Cenpatico Integrated Care was reduced from $10.2 million \u2014 which was actually somewhat more than the agency needed, Ranieri said \u2014 to $4.3 million in the current contract year, which began in October 2016.

Yet La Frontera received a big bump in funding for children\u2019s behavioral-health care this year and a modest increase in funding for adults with serious mental illness, resulting in a net reduction of about $3 million for the agency to absorb, Ranieri said.

In an interview, Ranieri said he understands the rationale behind the cuts, but he said it\u2019s unfortunate how quickly they must be implemented, comparing it to the chaos of \u201ca fire drill.\u201d

\u201cThe reduction is larger than we expected and more sudden than we expected,\u201d he said.

Cenpatico \u2014 the for-profit subsidiary of publicly traded St. Louis-based Centene Corp. \u2014 is one of three regional behavioral-health authorities that contract with AHCCCS to distribute Medicaid funding to on-the-ground provider agencies, like La Frontera.

AHCCCS pays Cenpatico a per-person, or \u201ccapitated,\u201d rate based on its members\u2019 utilization of behavioral-health services, Beth Kohler, AHCCCS deputy director, said in a Tuesday email. This year, AHCCCS reduced the payment rate for Cenpatico\u2019s general mental-health-care funding stream, since utilization ended up being lower in that category. Cenpatico, in turn, adjusts the amount it pays its contracted agencies based on their reported utilization rates, Kohler said.

While La Frontera\u2019s utilization was down somewhat last year for adults without serious mental illness, the related funding cut from Cenpatico was out of proportion to the decline, Ranieri said.

Overall funding in the behavioral-health-care system is up compared with last year, Kohler said. Cenpatico\u2019s overall capitation rate increased by 4.5 percent in the current contract year, she said.

Cenpatico told La Frontera about the funding changes in December, and Ranieri decided to delay reductions until after the holidays, he said in the email.

The agency is hoping to help affected employees find jobs in the behavioral-health field, including with La Frontera\u2019s operations in Maricopa and Pinal counties, Ranieri said. Vacated \u201ccritical positions\u201d within the agency\u2019s children\u2019s services will be filled with transfers from La Frontera\u2019s adult services \u2014 where some vacated positions may not be filled at all \u2014 so more existing employees can keep their jobs, he said.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The cuts are retroactively effective to October 2016, which marked the start of Southern Arizona behavioral-health agencies\u2019 second contract year with Cenpatico as a regional behavioral-health authority.

The nation is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, and La Frontera won\u2019t reduce its funding that goes toward supporting substance-abuse patients and local methadone or suboxone clinics, which are seeing growing enrollment, Ranieri said.

Previously, about 20 percent of total general mental-health and substance-abuse funding was devoted to outpatient care related to the opioid epidemic. Those services will now eat up about 40 percent of the reduced funding amount, he said.

\u201cThere\u2019s more heroin on the streets now than at any time I can remember,\u201d he said. \u201cYou certainly don\u2019t want to pull away dollars from that type of treatment because we\u2019re in the midst of a pretty significant epidemic.\u201d

Case-management services will no longer be offered automatically to all La Frontera clients, but rather will be offered when prescribed as part of a patient\u2019s treatment and only for as long as necessary.

Ranieri said that strategy makes sense, and those who need case management will still get it. But the low-need patient \u2014 for example, an adult seeking counseling for depression \u2014 won\u2019t automatically get a case manager, he said.

\u201cA lot of the folks who we see who are not in the SMI (seriously mentally ill) system probably don\u2019t want or need case management, but we\u2019ve been providing it as a matter of routine,\u201d he said.

Ranieri is optimistic that patients won\u2019t be harmed by the cuts and said the squeeze will probably prompt more partnerships between local providers. This spring, Cenpatico is also implementing a new funding model that will give large provider agencies more discretion in how they use their funding, he said.

\u201cIt\u2019s a lot of significant shifts and change happening all at once,\u201d he said. \u201cI actually think the outcome is going to be healthier.\u201d

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) \u2014 When Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas are in sync, it's difficult trying to name a better power forward-center combination in college basketball.

No. 21 Purdue's two interior players certainly were in sync on Tuesday night against outmanned Illinois.

Haas had 24 points and six rebounds, and power forward Swanigan added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Boilermakers' dominating 91-68 victory.

Haas scored 13 points in the second half when the Boilermakers (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 27. Swanigan had a four-point first half but was almost unstoppable during the second half, accounting for 18 points and five rebounds.

\"It was Illinois' game plan not to double us,\" Swanigan said. \"You could hear their coaches yelling to them to pressure the ball. That was their game plan, and we had success with it.\"

Purdue placed five players in double figures, also getting 14 from freshman guard Carsen Edwards, 11 from forward Vince Edwards \u2014 no relation \u2014 and 10 from point guard P.J. Thompson.

\"We have to have balance, and we did that tonight,\" Purdue coach Matt Painter said. \"When Isaac got the ball deep like he did tonight, that's hard to stop. When Isaac is good and efficient, it really puts the other team in a bind.\"

Illinois (12-7, 2-4) got 15 points from Maverick Morgan and 12 from Malcolm Hill but had no answer for the Boilermakers' two post players, each of whom had his way around the basket.

With this victory, Purdue leads the all-time series with Illinois, 100-87.

Purdue made 9 of its first 14 field goal attempts, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, built a 19-5 lead with 13:01 to play in the first half and led 44-30 through 20 minutes, shooting 60 percent from the field (15 of 25).

\"With that team, you kind of have to pick your poison,\" Illinois coach John Groce said. \"They have two great post players, and then they surround them with good shooters. We let them get loose from 3 early, and the 3-point line got them out front and eventually into a double-digit lead.\"

Haas was grateful for the 3-point help.

\"I don't think the 3-point success made the game easy, but it gave us confidence and definitely let us get our heads up,\" Haas said. \"It wasn't like we were taking contested 1-on-1 shots. We were moving the ball and getting open looks.\"

Carsen Edwards had 12 first-half points for Purdue, and Haas had 11. The two were a combined 9 of 10 from the field before halftime. The Boilermakers outrebounded Illinois 20-13 during the opening 20 minutes, although they did not get a single offensive rebound.

BIG PICTURE

Illinois: The Illini never recovered from the early 19-5 deficit and fell to 0-4 in games against Top 25 competition. Illinois had trouble coping with Purdue's size and watched as the Boilermakers made five 3-pointers during the first 7 minutes. If Illinois loses Saturday at Michigan, it will be 2-5 in the Big Ten.

Purdue: As the Boilermakers have done every time after a regular-season loss in the past two seasons, they won the next game, getting a nice balance of perimeter play from Carsen Edwards and Haas.

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE

With 22 points and 10 rebounds, Swanigan has nine double-doubles in the past 10 games, missing only this past Thursday with 17 and eight in an 83-78 loss at Iowa.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

If the 21st-ranked Boilermakers beat Penn State on Saturday in Mackey Arena and improve to 16-4, 5-2, chances are solid that they will move up a bit in the AP Top 25.

ROAD WOES

Including Tuesday's loss, Illinois is 0-3 in Big Ten road games, losing by 25 at Maryland, by 16 at Indiana and by 23 at Purdue.

\"It's a lot about being inconsistent,\" Groce said.

UP NEXT

Illinois: The Illini travel to Ann Arbor on Saturday to play Michigan.

Purdue: The Boilermakers are at home again Saturday for a game with Penn State.

___

More AP college basketball:www.collegebasketball.ap.org andhttps://twitter.com/AP_Top25.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) \u2014 Katie Lou Samuelson drew Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma's ire with a poor morning shootaround.

The sophomore was nearly flawless once the game started. She scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory on Tuesday night.

Samuelson made 13 of 18 field goals, including 7 of 12 3-pointers. Her performance left Auriemma saying she could someday join the school's all-time greats.

\"She's on the right track,\" he said. \"What's going to be the deciding factor is, what does Lou want to be? One of the best players in college? Does she want to be one of the best shooters? Or does she want to be talked about as one of the best players ever at Connecticut?\"

In true Auriemma fashion, he followed with a quip: \"If that's her goal, she's got some work to do.\"

Samuelson has gotten used to Auriemma's verbal jabs, including those he delivered after the shootaround.

\"He likes to challenge me, and I'll be the type of person that says, 'Oh yeah, then watch,'\" she said. \"He knows how certain people work, but that's how he gets me going, by trying to knock me down, so I have to prove him wrong.\"

Auriemma said Samuelson isn't the nation's best player, but the 6-foot-3 guard/forward has attributes that are difficult to match.

\"She does things better than anybody else in the country,\" he said. \"She does things that other kids can't do. There's great shooters in America, but they're not her size. There's kids her size, but they don't shoot it the way she does.\"

Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game.

Shug Dickson scored a career-high 21 points for Tulsa (5-13, 1-4).

The Huskies scored the game's first 14 points and held Tulsa scoreless for more than five minutes to start the game. Connecticut led 30-16 at the end of the first quarter.

Samuelson scored 23 points in the first half to help Connecticut take a 55-33 lead. Dickson scored 15 points in the first half, but the Golden Hurricane shot just 38.7 percent. Tulsa made 8 of 17 3-pointers in the first half, but just 4 of 14 shots inside the arc.

Samuelson scored 11 more points in the third quarter to help the Huskies pull further away. She set her career high before the end of the period, and the Huskies took an 84-46 lead into the fourth. Her previous best was 29 against Dayton earlier this season.

It was all too much for Tulsa, which lost its third straight. Tulsa coach Matilda Mossman said she felt good about the performance.

\"Not displeased with our team's effort,\" she said. \"I thought we played hard. I thought we competed with them.\"

3-POINT BARRAGE

Tulsa made 13 3-pointers, a season high and the most by a Connecticut opponent all season.

\"We feel like we have pretty good 3-point shooters, and we knew that we didn't want to attack the paint and try to attack them inside because they're so big and they're capable of blocking all kinds of shots,\" Mossman said. \"So I felt like our kids were really disciplined.\"

QUOTABLE

Auriemma, on the 40-point win: \"The final score \u2014 that doesn't mean anything. We didn't play as well today as we did in games where we won by five. The final score is never indicative of the way the game went.\"

UP NEXT

UConn hosts Tulane on Sunday. The Green Wave have a 12-6 record, including a 3-2 mark in the AAC.

Tulsa plays at Central Florida on Saturday.

___

Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP.

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) \u2014 Eugene German scored 12 points and Marin Maric added 11 while grabbing 12 rebounds as Northern Illinois held off a late rally to beat Miami (Ohio) 62-58 on Tuesday night.

Northern Illinois held a 31-24 lead at the break and was up 54-46 with 5:41 left in the game. The RedHawks rallied to close to 57-53 after Michael Weathers drilled a 3 with 2:17 left. Maric made four of Northern Illinois' five free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

German was 5 of 6 from the floor. Jaylen Key and Dontel Highsmith added 10 apiece for the Huskies (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American Conference), who have won four consecutive and eight of their last nine games.

Northern Illinois made 16 of 23 free throw attempts while the RedHawks made 9 of 11. Miami (OH) hit 22 field goals and the Huskies made 20.

Weathers led the RedHawks (8-10, 1-4) with 18 points.

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With a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, Pima County supervisors extended the lease for Rillito Park horse racing through 2021, likely guaranteeing $1 million in private funding for needed repairs and improvements at the aging track.

Without the extension, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry had recommended the grandstand be demolished.

Before the vote, the supervisors heard from a number of people, the vast majority of whom spoke in favor of extending the lease and keeping Rillito horse racing alive.

\u201cWe need to honor the past, and history of horse racing, and history of events and concerts,\u201d said Page Repp, co-creator of the Dusk Music Festival held at Rillito. \u201cIf it\u2019s stewarded correctly, it can become the hub of an amazing amount of future activity.\u201d

The Tucson Soccer Academy\u2019s Ebie Aldaghi, one of a handful of speakers to ask the supervisors to stick to their 2006 resolution supporting complete conversion to sports fields, said more fields is what the board unanimously decided was \u201cbest for the community.\u201d

\u201cPlease don\u2019t stop now, don\u2019t lose your sight,\u201d he added.

County officials estimate that getting rid of the racing facilities and adding as many fields as the park can accommodate would cost around $8 million, an expense that is not budgeted .

Despite the years-long tension between horse racing and some local youth soccer organizations, which have advocated for converting the entire park to sports fields and moving the horse racing facilities, representatives of the two sides had positive things to say after the vote.

\u201cWe appreciate the opportunity to show that we can succeed,\u201d Russell True, director of the Rillito Park Foundation Board, a subsidiary that oversees horse racing and won the lease extension, told the Star after the vote.

\u201cWe\u2019re very pleased,\u201d said Ted Schmidt, president of the Pima County Junior Soccer League, the umbrella organization for regional youth soccer.

Schmidt has been a longtime advocate of expanding the number of fields at Rillito and across the county to alleviate growing shortages. However, given the county\u2019s tight budget and voters\u2019 2015 rejection of bonds that could have funded some park improvements, he said he appreciated the economic reality that makes moving horse racing and adding fields difficult.

\u201cI and the thousands of kids playing youth sport are very grateful that they have given concessions to youth sport in addition to the lease, to make it a better multi-use facility for everybody,\u201d he added.

Those concessions could include funding for additional field lighting (two of the 11 sports fields are unlit), a passageway from the four fields in the center of the track to outside it, and additional parking lot lighting to cut down on vandalism.

Less certain is a net system designed to prevent runaway balls from disrupting races. Huckelberry told the board it could cost up to $250,000, and other county officials have cited potential liability concerns.

The only available funds for such work come from a likely $1 million donation from the Bert W. Martin Foundation, the offer of which was contingent on the lease extension.

While it is private money, Huckelberry pointed out that any improvements at the county-owned facility must be approved by the board, and that things like lights for the parking lot benefit both sides.

True said the park foundation has \u201calways included soccer in our vision,\u201d adding that he\u2019s in favor of improvements that \u201cbenefit the park and everyone in general, as long as everything is prioritized appropriately.\u201d

A list of over $2 million in needed repairs and improvements for racing facilities was included in the lease amendment approved by the supervisors. Among the priorities listed were bringing racetrack bathrooms into ADA compliance, electrical work in the grandstand and clubhouse, and clubhouse roof repairs.

Huckelberry\u2019s recommendation to the board also included limiting race days to 16, something foundation President Jaye Wells previously told the Star could limit the potential of horse racing.

Wells did not return a call for comment on the board\u2019s decision.

WASTEWATER VOTE DELAYED

The supervisors were also set to consider a one-time 4 percent hike in the county sewer user fee, but opted to consider the increase at their next meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, after a 10:30 a.m. public hearing.

County officials said three 4 percent hikes are necessary to address declining revenues and rising debt service and operation costs.

The wastewater advisory committee recommended the supervisors approve just one increase as early as possible in 2017, and hold off on the others pending the completion of a sewer rate study expected by late spring.

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LOTTERY

Drawings for Tuesday, Jan. 17:

5 Card Cash

JD-4D-3S-6S-7S

(JD, 4D, 3S, 6S, 7S)

All or Nothing Evening

01-04-05-07-08-10-13-15-17-18

(one, four, five, seven, eight, ten, thirteen, fifteen, seventeen, eighteen)

All or Nothing Midday

03-09-10-13-14-15-16-18-19-20

(three, nine, ten, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty)

Pick 3

4-9-0

(four, nine, zero)

Fantasy 5

02-28-30-31-32

(two, twenty-eight, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two)

Mega Millions

20-31-54-56-59, Mega Ball: 3, Megaplier: 5

(twenty, thirty-one, fifty-four, fifty-six, fifty-nine; Mega Ball: three; Megaplier: five)

Powerball

Estimated jackpot: $135 million

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SAN FRANCISCO \u2014 Former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano has been hospitalized with complications from her cancer treatment.

Napolitano is a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and currently president of the University of California. On Tuesday, the school system revealed her hospitalization and that she has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months.

The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she has or respond to inquiries seeking further details. Her condition was never made public and emerged only after a side effect from her medication sent her to the hospital Monday.

Her office said Napolitano has performed her duties at full capacity and is expected to be discharged in the next day or so. The president of the 10-campus system has kept the chairwoman of the UC Board of Regents informed throughout her treatment, which is nearly complete, the university said.

Napolitano, who previously was treated successfully for breast cancer, was a two-term Democratic governor of Arizona before joining President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

She served as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, as governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009, as Arizona's attorney general from 1998 to 2003, and as U.S. attorney for Arizona from 1993 to 1997.

Napolitano now oversees the 10 UC campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.

In November 2004, Napolitano had surgery to remove her right ovary and an ovarian cyst, which was benign. She resumed a normal work schedule three days later.

Napolitano had her right breast removed in 2000 after being diagnosed with cancer.

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CHICAGO (AP) \u2014 Tai Odiase scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and swatted away six shots as Illinois-Chicago defeated Milwaukee 71-57 on Tuesday night, leading from start to finish.

Odiase pulled down an offensive rebound and went back up for a lay-in to start the scoring with less than a minute gone, and later dunked after grabbing another offensive board. He blocked back-to-back layup tries by Milwaukee's Brock Stull to prevent the Panthers from getting closer than three.

Stull, who averages 12.6 ppg, finished 3 of 11 from the field and scored six points. Odiase has 205 career blocks for the Flames (11-8, 4-2 Horizon League).

Bryce Nze led Milwaukee with 22 points on 10-for-12 shooting as the Panthers (5-14, 1-5) held a slim 38-34 edge on points in the paint, and Cody Wichmann added 11 points with three 3-pointers.

Chicago scored 18 points off 12 Milwaukee turnovers.

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HONG KONG (AP) \u2014 Most Asian stock indexes lacked direction Wednesday following a sharp correction overnight in the dollar that sapped investor momentum.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 0.2 percent to 18,776.45 and South Korea's Kospi was nearly flat at 2,071.40. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.2 percent to 23,111.29 and the Shanghai Composite in mainland China edged up 0.2 percent to 3,115.24. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.6 percent to 5,662.90. Benchmarks in Southeast Asia were mixed.

DOLLAR'S DIVE: The dollar was levelling off in Asian trading after slumping overnight against most of its peers, including the yen, euro and pound. One factor behind the currency fluctuations was British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech about Britain's pending departure from the European Union, which soothed investors following months of uncertainty about the plan for an exit following the June vote. Comments by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the dollar being \"too strong,\" making the U.S uncompetitive in its trading relationship with China, also added downward pressure on the greenback. Trump's comments were published in the Wall Street Journal Monday but didn't have a big impact until U.S. investors returned to work Tuesday after a long weekend.

QUOTEWORTHY: Initial investor optimism over Trump's promises to bring in business-friendly policies has been waning as reality sets in, suggested Jingyi Pan, market strategist at IG in Singapore. \"The market has been anticipating better clarity into the economic plans of the new administration for months and weeks, expected to come as President-elect Donald Trump steps into office,\" said Pan. \"Last Wednesday's press conference and the latest set of comments from ... Trump have probably been a preview for more volatility instead as the market stands ready to adjust expectations.\"

HONG KONG HIGHER: Stocks in the Chinese financial hub surged as investors awaited the final policy address from the city's outgoing leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Markets were also buoyant because shares were poised to benefit from the dollar's weakness via the city's currency peg to the dollar, which makes investing more attractive for those using other currencies.

WALL STREET: Major U.S. benchmarks ended lower. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.3 percent to 19,826.77. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.3 percent to 2,267.89. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.6 percent to 5,538.73.

CURRENCY TRADING: The British pound, which rose 1.3 percent against the dollar after May's speech, slipped to $1.2337 from $1.2393. The dollar strengthened to 113.03 yen from 112.79 yen in late trading Tuesday, but is down 1.4 percent for the week so far against the Japanese currency. The euro slipped to $1.0695 from $1.070.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 16 cents to $52.64 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, to settle at $52.48 per barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, climbed 23 cents to $55.70.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) \u2014 A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday.

The Southern California Gas Co. facility at Aliso Canyon has been crippled more than a year since the blowout discovered in October 2015 drove 8,000 families from their Los Angeles homes and led to mass complaints of nosebleeds, nausea, headaches and other maladies.

Fewer than a third of the 113 wells at the aging former oil field have passed rigorous inspections ordered after the blowout. The remaining ones have been taken out of service until they are either repaired or permanently sealed.

The state could sign off as soon as next month to allow use of the approved wells to store more gas, though the company would be restricted to about a third of the facility's storage capacity, the Department of Conservation said.

While the facility has a capacity of 83 billion cubic feet, the state has set a storage limit of 29 billion cubic feet \u2014 about double the amount of natural gas that remains in caverns more than a mile underground. The state said the maximum safe capacity is 65 billion cubic feet, far below the full capacity.

\"At this point in time, there's no information that would indicate that returning to that whole capacity of the 83 billion cubic feet would ever be needed,\" said Edward Randolph of the California Public Utilities Commission.

SoCalGas did not respond specifically to questions about the reduced capacity, saying in a statement that it was reviewing the additional guidelines.

Aliso Canyon is the largest natural gas storage site in the West and is considered critical to the Los Angeles area for home heating and to power gas-fired electricity plants during energy spikes.

However, blackouts predicted without the facility in full operation have not occurred, and many nearby residents want it permanently shut down after enduring the stench, ailments and frustration after the blowout.

They can now have their say in public comments accepted until Feb. 6 and at hearings Feb. 1 and 2 in Woodland Hills.

State officials will decide whether to allow SoCalGas to resume storage operations after the public comment period.

The cause of the blowout remains under investigation.

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This story has been corrected to show that \"fewer than a third\" of the wells have passed rigorous tests. A previous version said \"more than a third\" had passed.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) \u2014 Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later.

If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S.

The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges.

\"What we're asking for is that individuals, doctors and clinics that make money off of women by giving them abortions are simply held accountable,\" said Sen. Mark Chelgren, the Republican who introduced the bill. \"That's all this does. It protects women from people who would normally be trying to sell them something in a time when they are under the most stress that is kind of imaginable.\"

The bill goes next to another committee. It's unclear how much GOP support the idea has in the Iowa Legislature, though the state's incoming Republican governor did not dismiss it.

Regardless of whether the proposal advances to the full Legislature, it highlights how much abortion will dominate Iowa politics this year. The governor has already proposed a plan to end state funding for Planned Parenthood by passing up millions of federal Medicaid dollars. Instead, he would tap into a fund that currently helps at-risk youth stay out of the welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Meanwhile, dozens of newly filed bills related to education, labor and taxes are still waiting to be scheduled for discussion. And lawmakers have yet to formally consider any legislation to plug a roughly $110 million shortfall in Iowa's current budget.

Erin Davison-Rippey, a representative for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, said the bill would encourage similar action in other Republican-majority statehouses despite a \"Pandora's box\" of legal issues.

\"It shows that people who are in control are willing to allow incredibly extreme bills to advance in this new leadership,\" she said. \"All Iowans should be concerned about that.\"

Chelgren drafted a similar measure that was briefly discussed in 2013 and 2014. It was stopped in large part by Democrats who controlled the state Senate. After the November election, Republicans took control of both chambers and the governor's office. Other abortion-restriction bills are expected.

If approved, Chelgren's proposal would be the first such law in the country, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights. The Guttmacher Institute did note a handful of states have laws on legal action related to abortion, but they vary and many are specific to counseling provisions.

However, the measure could be challenged immediately on the grounds that it violates the Constitution, according to Mark Kende of the Constitutional Law Center at Drake University, a private school in Des Moines.

Opponents could argue it would create an undue burden on women by reducing opportunities for them to access a legal medical procedure if doctors avoid offering abortions because of the constant threat of legal action.

\"When you look at it more carefully, it's a threat to the woman because it creates deterrents for doctors to do this,\" he said.

Chelgren said federal law requires the state to protect a woman's mental health.

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, who will succeed Gov. Terry Branstad, who has been nominated to be ambassador to China, did not offer support for the bill at a news conference Tuesday. But she also did not dismiss it. Reynolds said she would wait to see the proposal in its final form.

Daniel Zeno, a legislative liaison for the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, said the measure unfairly singles out abortion among many medical procedures.

\"The bill's intent is clear: To demonize abortion providers, set up an adversarial relationship between provider and patient, shame women and block access to reproductive health care,\" he said in a statement.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) \u2014 Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory.

Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game.

Shug Dickson scored 21 points for Tulsa (5-13, 1-4).

The Huskies scored the game's first 14 points and held Tulsa scoreless for more than five minutes to start the game. Connecticut led 30-16 at the end of the first quarter.

Samuelson scored 23 points in the first half to help Connecticut take a 55-33 lead. Dickson scored 15 points in the first half, but the Golden Hurricane shot just 38.7 percent.

No. 12 TEXAS 86, No. 20 OKLAHOMA 68

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) \u2014 Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and Texas defeated Oklahoma in a Big 12 Conference showdown.

A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4, 7-0) broke open the game in the final 4:36. Holmes scored eight points in the final quarter, and Atkins six including driving for a layup after she stole the ball.

Oklahoma, which trailed 40-29 at halftime, cut the gap with a 22-point third quarter and was just two points from Texas midway through the fourth.

Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 16 to lead the Sooners (14-5, 5-2), grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Chelsea Dungee scored 15 points and Peyton Little 14.

Brooke McCarty added 16 points for Texas, Higgs 15 and Kelsey Lang 11.

No. 23 SOUTH FLORIDA 79, MEMPHIS 49

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) \u2014 Maria Jespersen tied her career-high with 26 points, on 11-of-18 shooting, Ariadna Pujol had a double-double and coach Jose Fernandez earned his 300th career win as South Florida cruised to a victory over Memphis.

Pujol scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds and five assists. Laia Flores added 11 points and Kitija Laska scored 10 for USF (15-2, 4-1 American Athletic Conference), which has won seven of its last eight games.

Taylor Williams and Cheyenne Creighton scored 13 apiece and Elmore added 12 points for the Tigers (8-10, 1-4).

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) \u2014 Lavon Long had a career-high 29 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds and Siena beat Rider 78-68 on Tuesday night for its fourth-consecutive win.

Marquis Wright and Javion Ogunyemi added 12 points apiece and Brett Bisping scored 11 with six rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots. Bisping, Long and Wright each made three 3-pointers.

Siena (8-11, 5-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed 45-40 at the break but Long had a putback and then hit a 3 before Bisping made a 3-pointer to give the Saints a three-point lead. Norville Carey's jumper put Rider back up by one with 15 minutes to go, but Bisping hit another 3 to spark a 17-2 run that made it 65-51 and the Broncs trailed by at least seven the rest of the way.

Khalil Thomas had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Stevie Jordan scored 11 with 11 assists for Rider (11-8, 4-4), which has lost three in a row.

Siena made 23 of 46 shots, including 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from 3-point range, and 22 of 28 free throws. Rider shot 38.2 percent overall and hit 10 of 15 foul shots.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) \u2014 Malik Monk, Kentucky's leading scorer, was struggling and so was star guard Isaiah Briscoe. So when the Wildcats needed some clutch baskets late, coach John Calipari turned to freshman point guard De'Aaron Fox and gave him some simple instructions.

\"We just said, 'Here you go De'Aaron, go and do your thing,'\" Calipari said.

Fox responded with two clutch baskets on drives to the basket in the final minutes to thwart a final Mississippi State rally and lead the fifth-ranked Wildcats over the Bulldogs 88-81 on Tuesday night.

Fox finished with 21 points while Monk had 14. Wenyen Gabriel and Derek Willis both scored 13 points and Briscoe added 12.

\"A lot of teams have a go-to person, but we don't have that right now,\" Fox said. \"So whoever has the hot hand that game is the one that does it.\"

Kentucky (16-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) looked like it would cruise to the win after building a 66-49 lead midway through the second half, but Mississippi State responded with 13 straight points to make things interesting down the stretch.

Calipari said he was frustrated with his team's inattention to detail. He was especially irritated when Monk got a technical foul for hanging on the rim after a dunk on an alley-oop pass.

\"We go into the AAU mode when we're playing all freshmen and sophomores,\" Calipari said. \"There's a point in the game where they just think 'OK, watch this.'

\"You're never going to be that team if that's what your mindset is.\"

In the end, the Wildcats were too potent offensively. The 6-foot-3 Fox was especially impressive, shooting 8 of 15 from the field and adding five rebounds and five assists.

Kentucky also got plenty of production from its forwards. Willis scored all 13 of his points in the first half, stepping out to make three 3-pointers. Gabriel was 5 of 5 from the field, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range.

Mississippi State (12-5, 3-2) was led by freshman Lamar Peters, who scored a career-high 25 points. Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 15 points and Mario Kegler added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Mississippi State shot 32 of 59 (54.2 percent) from the field. The Bulldogs were hurt by 19 turnovers.

\"You can't knock Kentucky \u2014 they're one of the best teams in the country,\" Peters said. \"But when you look at the talent on our team, I feel like we're one of the best teams in the country, too. We can hang with anybody. And it's frustrating because we knew we could have won that game.\"

It was an emotional game that featured four technical fouls \u2014 two on each team.

BIG PICTURE

Kentucky: The Wildcats continue to put up big numbers on offense, scoring at least 87 points for the sixth straight game. Monk, who leads the team at nearly 22 points per game, wasn't at his best on Tuesday, but his teammates were more than capable of picking up the slack.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs were able to hang with one of the nation's best teams for most of the game, but an inability to stop Kentucky on the defensive end proved costly.

QUITE AN ATMOSPHERE

Mississippi State announced a crowd of 9,768, which was its largest of the season. The traffic was so bad before the game outside Humphrey Coliseum that the Bulldogs' pep band barely made it to their seats on time because its bus was stuck on the road.

UP NEXT

Kentucky: The Wildcats return home to face No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs travel to face Tennessee on Saturday.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) \u2014 Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and twelfth-ranked Texas defeated No. 20 Oklahoma 86-68 in a Big 12 Conference showdown Tuesday night.

A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4, 7-0) broke open the game in the final 4:36. Holmes scored eight points in the final quarter, and Atkins six including driving for a layup after she stole the ball.

Oklahoma, which trailed 40-29 at halftime, cut the gap with a 22-point third quarter and was just two points from Texas midway through the fourth.

Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 16 to lead the Sooners (14-5, 5-2), grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Chelsea Dungee scored 15 points and Peyton Little 14.

Brooke McCarty added 16 points for Texas, Higgs 15 and Kelsey Lang 11.

Oklahoma held the Longhorns to just 1-of-7 shooting from the floor to close out the third quarter. Texas outrebounded Oklahoma 45-33, and outscored the Sooners 34-22 in the paint.

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WACO, Texas (AP) \u2014 Johnathan Motley really couldn't explain that feeling he had when he kept scoring points and grabbing rebounds. Baylor's big forward just knew he wanted to play better than his last couple of games.

\"You don't really remember what you do, you're just kind of out there going through it,\" Motley said after career highs of 32 points and 20 rebounds in No. 6 Baylor's 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday night. \"I can't really tell you the moves I made. I just forgot. It just goes away.\"

Coach Scott Drew then smiled and said he liked that attitude of focusing on the next play.

\"It's just a crazy rhythm you get as a basketball player,\" Motley added. \"You can't really explain it.\"

Nuni Omot, the junior college transfer playing in only his eighth game for Baylor (17-1, 5-1 Big 12), had a season-high 14 points. He scored seven in the half-ending 16-4 run that put the Bears ahead to stay.

Texas (7-11, 1-5) led by as many as eight points early, and was still up by five before Omot's dunk with just over 5 minutes left in the first half. Al Freeman , who finished with 10 points, and Jake Lindsey followed with consecutive 3-pointers to put Baylor ahead for the first time.

Jarrett Allen had 17 points for the Longhorns, while Andrew Jones had 15. Shaquille Cleare scored 14 before his fifth foul.

About halfway through the second half, the 6-foot-10 Motley had a one-handed putback dunk , though he got a technical foul after an elbow into a defender following the play.

With about 5 minutes left, Motley rebounded his own miss and made a tough jumper over the defender.

\"The thing that he keeps getting better with is his motor, and that's how he got a lot of those rebounds,\" Texas coach Shaka Smart said.

In Baylor's two road games last week, Motley was 6-of-18 shooting for 15 points and 14 rebounds combined. He fouled out after playing only 19 minutes Saturday at Kansas State.

\"I wasn't too happy with myself,\" Motley said. \"And I tried to do everything I could to be better than I was.\"

BIG PICTURE

Texas: Without a true point guard, the Longhorns just can't seem to get into any flow on offense. They do have impressive stretches during games that give them hope, but Smart's team seems stuck in a down year that starts to look worse when playing in Big 12 games.

Baylor: The Bears have matched their best start at 17-1, which they also did in 2011-12 when they had a school-record 30 wins and an Elite Eight appearance. The 6-9 Omot could give Baylor a big boost. He sat out last season after transferring from a Minnesota junior college, then was academically ineligible to play in the fall semester.

30-20 RARIETY

Motley joined Jerry Mallett (1957), Darrell Hardy (1966) and Rico Gathers (2015) as the only Baylor players with 30-20 games. The last 30-20 game in a Big 12 game had been by Blake Griffin in 2009 with Oklahoma.

AND THEN IT WAS OVER

Smart liked the mentality his players had to start the game. \"The way they were connected, the way they tried to guard was very, very good,\" he said. \"And then there was a point with about 6-8 minutes left (in the first half) where you could just kind of feel our defensive energy was not as good.\" And they never got it back.

IMMORTAL TEN

Baylor players honored the 90th anniversary of the Immortal Ten team. The Bears were headed to Austin, Texas, for a game on Jan. 22, 1927, when 10 players, coaches and fans in the travel party were killed when the bus was hit by a train. There were 10 vacant chairs near the Baylor bench, and players had the names of the Immortal Ten on the back of their game jerseys.

UP NEXT

Texas will play its third consecutive Top 10 opponent, and second straight on the road when the Longhorns play at No. 2 Kansas on Saturday.

Baylor plays three of its next four games away from home, though the Bears only have to go about 100 miles Saturday to play at much-improved TCU.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#barrettjackson--Craig Jackson\u2019s Barrett-Jackson,

The World\u2019s Greatest Collector Car Auctions\u00ae, announced today

that Grammy award-winner and international music icon Justin Bieber will

auction his custom Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition during the 46th Annual

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at

WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. The international music superstar\u2019s

Frozen Blue 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia (Lot

#1372) was built by Ryan Friedlinghaus and West Coast Customs of

Burbank, Calif.

\u201cOur Barrett-Jackson auctions are far more than a gathering of car

collectors,\u201d said Craig

Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. \u201cOver the years,

celebrities, business leaders and sports icons alike have flocked to our

auctions. No other collector car auction delivers the kind of

high-octane excitement where celebrity sightings are as common as the

rare collector cars that cross our block.\u201d

Justin Bieber's 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition (Lot

#1372) was built by West Coast Customs. The exterior is wrapped in

Frozen Blue and fitted with a wide-body kit by Liberty Walk, which

includes custom fender flares, front splitter, side skirt splitter and a

rear wing. The interior includes a custom 2,000-watt 10-inch subwoofer

with matched MB Quart separates. The factory custom interior was built

to Bieber\u2019s specifications.

\u201cWe loved working with Justin to make his Ferrari a true one-of-one

custom supercar,\u201d said Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs.

\u201cDespite his hectic schedule, he was heavily involved in the

customization process and really put his signature style on this

Ferrari. I can\u2019t think of a better place than Barrett-Jackson to give

someone else the chance to love it as much as he did.\u201d

West Coast Customs\u2019 new TV show will premiere on Velocity on Jan. 24,

2017.

For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.

Experience the 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction in style with a

Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Package. Information on available

packages and how to be a part of this world-class lifestyle event is

available here.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,

Barrett-Jackson, The World\u2019s Greatest Collector Car Auctions\u00ae, is the

leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include

authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in

Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut,

and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery

Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage

in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally.

Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance

for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information

about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com

or call 480-421-6694.

For high resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com

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Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's \"The Founder,\" about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple.

When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino, California, in 1954 to get a look at Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac (John Carroll Lynch) McDonald's burger joint, he stands agog at the counter. Moments after he orders, Kroc is handed his burger and fries in a bag, but he might as well have been flame-grilled by lightning. \"But I just ordered,\" he stutters.

Kroc quickly recognizes the revolutionary power of the McDonalds' restaurant and becomes its franchise-driver and the pre-eminent proselytizer of an empire built on burgers. The arches, an invention of Dick's just like its other innovations, will spread \"from sea to shining sea,\" Kroc vows. As a gathering place for families, it will be \"the new American church, open seven days a week,\" he says.

\"It requires a certain kind of mind to see the beauty in a hamburger bun,\" wrote David Halberstam of the minds behind McDonalds in \"The Fifties.\" Of course, the genius behind McDonald's lied largely with Dick McDonald, who engineered the \"speedee service system\" of its assembly line-like kitchen, designed its layout and focused its tiny menu.

But the ironically titled \"The Founder\" is not about him. It's about Kroc, a hard-drinking, slightly shifty Illinois salesman who took the idea of the McDonalds and spread it around the world through sheer (and sometimes unscrupulous) force of will and savvy standardization. In the opening scenes, Kroc, struggling to eke out a living on the road, faithfully listens to Norman Vincent Peale's \"The Power of Positive Thinking.\" ''Persistence, determination alone are all powerful,\" Kroc absorbs.

\"The Founder\" is a quintessentially post-war American story about a self-made man largely made by others. Kroc, who died in 1984, fashioned himself as the \"big picture\" visionary to the McDonald brothers' enterprise. Though McDonald's had by 1954 already sold 21 franchises, Kroc's zeal for expansion was compulsive and it turned him into a billionaire.

The McDonald brothers quickly realize, as Dick says, that they've let a wolf in the hen house. They begin fighting over issues that in their world are of massive importance, like milkshakes. Defending his high standards, Dick warns of \"crass commercialism\" infecting the franchise, and somewhere, Ronald McDonald chokes on a Big Mac.

But Kroc outmaneuvers them and eventually takes control of the company, leaving the run-over McDonalds to stare blankly at the yellow-and-red Frankenstein they've created. \"I'm national,\" a swelling Kroc declares. \"You're local.\"

Yet if there's any tragedy in \"The Founder,\" it's not in the fate of the McDonald brothers but in Kroc's success. The film is penned by Robert D. Siegel, whose \"The Wrestler\" and \"Big Fan\" also reflected the dark underbellies of American dreams. But \"The Founder,\" like its subject, is a little mechanical and a little too timid to really take a bite out of McDonald's. It's less a full meal than a drive-thru order.

Hancock's film stays laser-focused on Kroc, and with the naturally appealing Keaton playing him, our sympathies initially slide toward him. But unease steadily creeps in, especially as Kroc, while espousing the virtues of family, callously jettisons his quietly steadfast wife (Laura Dern) for another man's (Linda Cardellini). The bad taste of day-old McNuggets begins to form in our mouths as our hero turns villain, and a successful one at that.

Keaton chomps on the role, a Willy Loman who strikes it rich. Like Bryan Cranston on \"Breaking Bad,\" we can see the wheels turning behind his eyes in his step-by-step drive for power, albeit selling a slightly healthier product than Walter White peddled.

The frightful thing about \"The Founder,\" though, is that for all Kroc's back-stabbing and double-crossing, he's right. Remorseless brutality, just like fresh buns, turns out to be a necessary ingredient in business. Would you like fries with that?

\"The Founder,\" a Weinstein Co. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for \"brief strong language.\" Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four.

___

MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

___

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Norman Vincent Peale.

___

Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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Interpol issued a red notice for 49-year-old Zdenek Pfeifer from northeast Bohemia in March 2016.

Thai police deputy spokesman Krisana Patanacharoen says one of the crimes he is accused of by Interpol is having sex with\u00a0minors.

He says Pfeifer had been living in Phuket on a tourist visa which expired in 2015. He is being brought to court on Wednesday to be charged with overstaying his visa, which will allow him to be deported.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share \"a commitment to engage with all of the world.\"

Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, Pence said President-elect Donald Trump told him to pass on that \"we're going to do an infrastructure bill, and it's going to be big.\"

Trump, who consistently lamented the state of American bridges, roads and airports while campaigning, has promised to invest $1 trillion in transportation and infrastructure spending, though he has provided few details.

Pence also said the new administration will work with cities as partners. He looked ahead to Friday's inauguration, saying it will mark \"the dawn of a new era for our country, it's an era of growth and opportunity and renewed greatness for America.\"

Trump also made his first trip to Washington in weeks on Tuesday, as his inauguration festivities approach.

Trump flew in for a black-tie dinner honoring Tom Barrack, his longtime friend and head of the Inauguration Committee. The Chairman's Global Dinner drew nearly 150 diplomats and ambassadors, well-heeled donors, soon-to-be White House staffers and Cabinet picks.

\"We have great respect for your countries. We have great respect for our world,\" Trump told the group after he was introduced by Pence, who assured that the future president was willing to engage with the world, despite his \"America First\" mantra.

\"I'm not sure that the national media here in America completely understands the president-elect. I can assure you that the world will,\" Pence said, adding that Trump \"will be a president who puts America first, but we will work every day with nations around the world to advance the peace and prosperity of our allies and our friends across the world.\"

The president-elect is expected to return to New York after the dinner. He'll make his final trip to Washington on Thursday to attend a concert at the Lincoln Memorial and stay, as is custom for incoming presidents, at Blair House, the presidential guest quarters, the night before he's sworn in.

In New York on Tuesday, Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Trump has criticized the cost of Boeing's Air Force One program.

\"We made some great progress to refine requirements for Air Force One, to streamline the process, to streamline certain features, all of that will lead to a better airplane at a lower cost,\" Muilenberg said after the meeting. He said Trump \"is doing a good job as an agent of business\" and added that more conversations would be forthcoming. He did not set a timeline on settling on a final price tag.

Trump's comments on Twitter and to news organizations threatened to overshadow the pomp and circumstance of Friday's inauguration.

On Tuesday, the president-elect continued his attacks on Rep. John Lewis, whom he berated Saturday for challenging his legitimacy to be the next president. Trump said that the veteran African-American congressman from Georgia had wrongly claimed that it would be the first inauguration he's missed since 1987.

\"WRONG (or lie!)\" Trump tweeted. \"He boycotted Bush 43 also because he 'thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.' Sound familiar!\"

Lewis' office on Tuesday confirmed that the civil rights icon had missed George W. Bush's 2001 swearing-in, saying it was also a form of dissent.

Trump has been widely criticized for the comments and more than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott his inauguration. Trump had sought to ease friction Monday, meeting with a son of Martin Luther King Jr.

Asked about the boycott on a phone call with reporters, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said they would \"love for every member of Congress to attend but if they don't, we've got some great seats for others to partake in. It's a shame that these folks don't want to be part of the peaceful transfer of power.\"

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the boycott was a \"reflection of the division\" in the country.

Trump also put GOP lawmakers on the defensive Tuesday over their tax plan, after he called their approach \"too complicated\" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

At issue is a proposal called \"border adjustment\" that would tax imports to the U.S. while exempting exports. It's part of a sweeping planned rewrite of the U.S. tax code aimed at lowering overall rates on corporations from 35 percent to 20 percent.

\"Anytime I hear border adjustment, I don't love it,\" Trump said.

Trump also appeared to outline a different health care goal than many Republicans over the weekend. During interviews with The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, Trump said that after the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he'll offer \"insurance for everybody.\" Congressional Republicans have been careful to say that they want to provide \"universal access.\"

European Union nations bracing for Trump's ascension showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the European Union.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the Trump's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair share had \"caused astonishment.\"

Also this week, Trump's picks for Cabinet posts continue their trek to Capitol Hill to win support from lawmakers considering their confirmation for Cabinet positions.

On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana made his case to be interior secretary. And Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, has a confirmation hearing Tuesday evening.

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Associated Press writers Julie Pace and Jill Colvin in Washington and Steve Peoples in New York contributed to this report.

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Reach Lemire on Twitter at http://twitter.com/@JonLemire

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WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice.

DeVos said she would address \"the needs of all parents and students\" but that a one-size fits all model doesn't work in education.

But Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee grilled the wealthy Republican donor on a range of issues from sexual assault to child care, students with disabilities and making public colleges and universities tuition-free.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont asked DeVos outright if she would have gotten the job had it not been for her family's political contributions. \"As a matter of fact I do think that there would be that possibility,\" she responded. \"I have worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years.\"

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, the top Democrat on the committee, said she was \"extremely disappointed\" that DeVos had not finalized her financial and ethics disclosures ahead of the hearing. She also asked whether DeVos would divest herself of any family business enterprises that may represent a conflict of interest in her job, including one student loan refinancing company.

\"Where conflicts are identified, they will be resolved. I will not be conflicted. Period,\" DeVos said.

Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a former education secretary, expressed confidence that DeVos is an \"excellent\" choice for the job. \"She is on the side of our children,\" he said.

DeVos said that if she is confirmed education secretary, she will take a salary of only $1.

She sidestepped a question about whether she would rein in the department's Office for Civil Rights' work to protect students from campus sexual assault. DeVos said she would \"be looking very closely at how this has been regulated and handled and with great sensitivity to those who are victims.\"

What if unwanted kissing and groping, like the behavior Donald Trump once bragged about, happened in a school, Murray asked. Would DeVos consider that sexual assault?

DeVos said yes.

Asked by Sanders about her views on tuition-free public colleges and universities, DeVos said: \"I think we also have to consider the fact that there is nothing in life that is truly free. Somebody is going to pay for it.\"

She skirted Sanders' question on whether she would support making child care free or much more affordable for low-income families as is the case in many countries around the world, saying only that she feels strongly about \"parents having an opportunity for child care for their children.\"

\"But it's not a question of opportunity,\" Sanders fired back, raising his voice. \"It's a question of being able to afford it!\"

Facing criticism from teachers unions that she is working against public education, DeVos told the committee that she will be \"a strong advocate for great public schools.\"

\"But,\" she added, \"if a school is troubled, or unsafe, or not a good fit for a child \u2014 perhaps they have a special need that is going unmet \u2014 we should support a parent's right to enroll their child in a high-quality alternative.\"

Amid concerns that DeVos' conservative religious views might make her a poor advocate for the rights of the LGBT community and other minorities, DeVos stressed that no students should face discrimination. Alexander read into the record a letter of support from the Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican organization pushing for LGBT rights.

As the hearing dragged on into its fourth hour, Democratic senators made repeated requests with Chairman Alexander to allow them to pose another round of questions to DeVos, but he refused, citing procedures at previous hearings.

DeVos, 59, also said she will seek to address rising higher education costs and massive student debt, but also advance trade and vocational schools as well as community colleges because \"craftsmanship is not a fallback \u2014 but a noble pursuit.\"

DeVos, the wife of Dick DeVos, the heir to the Amway marketing fortune, has spent more than two decades advocating for charter schools in her home state of Michigan, as well as promoting conservative religious values.

In a letter addressed to the committee, 38 prominent education groups and teachers' organizations expressed concern that DeVos' track record bodes ill for public education.

\"Over the course of her career as a major campaign contributor, soft-money donor and lobbyist, DeVos has used her considerable wealth to influence legislation and the outcomes of elections to advance policies that have undermined public education and proved harmful to many of our most vulnerable students,\" the letter said.

LGBT groups also have protested Trump's choice of DeVos, saying she has funded conservative religious groups that promote what they consider to be traditional family values, including one organization that supports conversion therapy \u2014 counseling of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people with the aim of changing their sexual orientation.

DeVos told the hearing late Tuesday that she never supported the idea and that \"believes in the innate value of every single human being.\"

DeVos supporters, meanwhile, applauded her nomination. Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, said that American public education \"is in deep crisis,\" with 35 countries outranking American schools in math and 20 in reading.

\"I believe Betsy DeVos has the talent, commitment and leadership capacity to revitalize our public schools and deliver the promise of opportunity that excellent education provides, and I support her nomination as U.S. secretary of education,\" Moskowitz said in a statement.

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KENT, Ohio (AP) \u2014 CJ Massinburg scored 22 points and Nick Perkins added 17 to help Buffalo pull away midway through the second half to beat Kent State 82-69 on Tuesday night.

Kent State had its last lead, 64-59 with 8:44 to play before the Bulls closed the gap on a 23-5 run. Nikola Rakicevic scored eight of his 14 points, and Massinburg and Perkins each chipped in six points during the stretch. Kent State had six turnovers and missed 8 of 10 from the field.

Jimmy Hall had 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Golden Flashes (9-9, 1-4 Mid-American), who have lost four straight and hasn't won since their MAC opener, a 100-90 victory over Ball State. Deon Edwin scored 11 points and Kevin Zabo had 10.

The Bulls (8-10, 2-3) have beaten Kent State seven straight games.

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) \u2014 James Thompson IV had a season-best 26 points while grabbing 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season as Eastern Michigan took control in the second half to beat Western Michigan 86-80 on Tuesday night.

Thompson got off to a hot start, making 11 of EMU's first 21 points. However Western Michigan took a 33-28 advantage into the break. Eastern took the lead at the 12:00 mark of the second when Willie Mangum IV nailed a 3-pointer to go ahead 50-47. The Eagles never trailed again, pushing their advantage to 77-67 with 1:21 remaining. EMU dominated the second half, 58-47.

Ty Toney added 16 points and Mangum finished with 15 for EMU (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American) which has won six of the last seven games.

Thomas Wilder led Western Michigan (6-11, 2-3) with 26, making 7 of 12 field goals. Reggie Jones added 17 and Tucker Haymond had 11.

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TV WEDNESDAY

Golf European Tour, first round 10 p.m. Golf

NBA Bucks at Rockets 6 p.m. ESPN

Thunder at Warriors 8:30 p.m. ESPN

NCAA basketball Florida at South Carolina 4:30 p.m. SEC

Indiana at Penn State 5 p.m. BTN

Temple at Cincinnati 5 p.m. CBSS

Oklahoma at West Virginia 5 p.m. ESPN2

Missouri at Alabama 5 p.m. ESPNU

Tulane at Tulsa 5:30 p.m. ESPNEWS

TCU at Texas Tech 5:30 p.m. FSAZ Plus

LSU at Auburn 6:30 p.m. SEC

Ohio State at Nebraska 7 p.m. BTN

Illinois State at Bradley 7 p.m. CBSS

Kansas State at Oklahoma State 7 p.m. ESPNU

Utah at Washington State 7 p.m. Pac-12N

Colorado State at Fresno State 9 p.m. CBSS

Colorado at Washington 9 p.m. ESPNU

NHL Coyotes at Jets 5:30 p.m. FSAZ

Bruins at Red Wings 6 p.m. NBCS

Sharks at Kings 8:30 p.m. NBCS

Soccer FA Cup: Plymouth Argyle vs. Liverpool 12:30 p.m. FS1

Tennis Australian Open, second round 5 p.m. TEN

Australian Open, second round 7 p.m. ESPN2

Australian Open, second round 1 a.m. (Thu.) ESPN2

Women\u2019s basketball UCLA at USC 9 p.m. Pac-12N

RADIO WEDNESDAY

Hockey Ontario at Tucson 7:05 p.m. 1450-AM

Channel guide: BTN is Big Ten Network (Ch 320 on Cox, Ch 272 on Comcast, Ch 610 on DirecTV, Ch 439 on Dish) CBSS is CBS Sports Network (Ch 312 on Cox, Ch 274 on Comcast, Ch 221 on DirecTV, Ch 158 on Dish) ESPN (Ch 24 on Cox, Ch 2 on Comcast, Ch 206 on DirecTV, Ch 140 on Dish) ESPN2 (Ch 25 on Cox, Ch 30 on Comcast, Ch 209 on DirecTV, Ch 143 on Dish) ESPNEWS (Ch 331 on Cox, Ch 102 on Comcast, Ch 207 on DirecTV, Ch 142 on Dish) ESPNU (Ch 330 on Cox, Ch 266 on Comcast, Ch 208 on DirecTV, Ch 141 on Dish) FS1 is Fox Sports 1 (Ch 27 on Cox, Ch 32 on Comcast, Ch 219 on DirecTV, Ch 150 on Dish) FSAZ (Ch 26 on Cox, Ch 31 on Comcast, Ch 686 on DirecTV, Ch 415 on Dish) FSAZ Plus (Ch 73 on Cox, Ch 686.1 on DirecTV, Comcast and Dish subscribers, please check your cable guide, channel number may change daily) Golf (Ch 65 on Cox, Ch 28 on Comcast, Ch 218 on DirecTV, Ch 401 on Dish) NBCS is NBC Sports Network (Ch 59 on Cox, Ch 29 on Comcast, Ch 220 on DirecTV, Ch 159 on Dish) Pac-12N is Pac-12 Network (Ch 70 on Cox, Ch. 283 on Comcast, not available on DirecTV, Ch 409 on Dish, Ch 406 on Dish Hopper) SEC is SEC Network (Ch 329 on Cox, Ch 286 on Comcast, Ch 611 on DirecTV, Ch 408 on Dish) TEN is Tennis (Ch 315 on Cox, Ch 277 on Comcast, Ch 217 on DirecTV, Ch 400 on Dish)

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LITTLE ELM, Texas (AP) \u2014 A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday night at a Denton hospital hours after the shooting.

Meanwhile, a standoff continued at a house with an armed man suspected of firing the fatal shot.

Authorities say the episode began about 3 p.m. Tuesday with the report of a man outside a house, armed with a long gun. Denton County sheriff's Lt. Orlando Hinojosa (ee-noh-HOH'-sah) says officers arrived to find an armed man screaming at them from a backyard.

As officers withdrew, the man ducked into the house and fired from a window, striking Walker.

Tactical squad officers arrived and a standoff ensued.

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BANGKOK (AP) \u2014 A United Nations report says Asia's economic outlook for 2017 is strong despite slowing global growth due to sluggish international trade and investment.

The world economy grew 2.2 percent in 2016, the slowest pace since the end of the 2008 financial crisis. Britain's plan to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president are adding to uncertainty.

Despite a slowdown in China, Asia remains a \"bright spot,\" the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in the report released Wednesday.

Strong consumer demand and government spending helped make up for weak exports, as East and South Asia grew at a steady pace of 5.7 percent in 2016, level with the year before.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) \u2014 Arkansas has won all six of its games this season against opponents from the state of Texas, a nugget lost on Razorbacks guard Daryl Macon.

\"I'm just happy to win,\" Macon said, shrugging. \"I don't care what state they're from.\"

Macon was especially happy Tuesday night, after the Razorbacks climbed back to .500 in Southeastern Conference play following a 62-60 comeback victory at Texas A&M.

\"We took steps backward in those games, and we felt like we were way behind,\" Arkansas forward Moses Kingsley said of the Razorbacks' 1-3 start in SEC play. \"We have to catch up.\"

A sterling example occurred Tuesday, when they caught up to the Aggies in a game the Razorbacks will remember for a long time, and one the A&M faithful would like to forget.

Macon scored 16 points and Kingsley followed with 12 as Arkansas overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half to nip the Aggies before a stunned home crowd.

Arkansas (14-4, 3-3 Southeastern) led 61-60 with 26 seconds remaining when the Razorbacks' Jaylen Barford missed two free throws. On the second, A&M's D.J. Hogg and Robert Williams became entangled in fighting for the rebound under the basket, and the ball rolled out of bounds on the Aggies.

Following the inbound pass, Macon dribbled the ball out of bounds in trying to escape a trap, and the Aggies (9-8, 1-5) had another chance. But Hogg's long-range, off-balanced offering missed its mark by a long shot with seven seconds left, and Macon was fouled on the other end of the floor by Tyler Davis.

Macon made his first free throw and missed his second, and a runner from a few feet above the top of the key by A&M's Admon Gilder bounced off the rim as time expired.

\"That was a bad miss,\" Macon said of his second free throw that would have given Arkansas a three-point lead. \"I need to go and shoot a 1,000 of them tomorrow.\"

Gilder led the Aggies with 16 points, and Davis followed with 14.

\"We played like an immature, undisciplined team, and that's my fault,\" A&M coach Billy Kennedy said of allowing Arkansas to climb back from a 48-36 deficit. \"I have to do a better job getting them tougher and tighter with the ball.\"

Arkansas hadn't won in Reed since the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012, and the Razorbacks also earned their first victory in A&M's basketball home that opened in 1998.

\"We were fortunate to come out with a win,\" Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. \"We know wins on the road are few and far between. The difference in the game was our defense.\"

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: The Razorbacks drew little comfort from whipping up on the league's worst team in Missouri last Saturday in Fayetteville. This one meant much more, considering it came on the road in a rowdy setting, with A&M's students back in town for the semester. The Razorbacks are now 6-0 this season against teams from the state of Texas.

Texas A&M: The Aggies can kiss their hopes for a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament goodbye, considering in a desperation game they didn't beat a middling SEC opponent in College Station.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Arkansas's reserves outscored their A&M counterparts 24-11, as the thin Aggies appeared to wear down as the game played on. Said Arkansas coach Mike Anderson: \"The depth of our team was big tonight.\"

SWEET HOMECOMING

Arkansas senior guard Manuale Watkins is the son of former A&M coach Melvin Watkins, and spent a chunk of his early childhood in College Station. A&M fired Melvin Watkins following the 2003-04 season. Manuale made all three of his 3-point attempts against the Aggies, after only making 1 of 4 all season.

HE SAID IT

\"He had a lot of 6-10 guys out on the floor. I was saying, 'What are we going to do?' They can play volleyball with us.\" \u2014 Mike Anderson on Billy Kennedy trying to turn to a bigger lineup at one point in the game.

HE SAID IT, TOO

\"I ran through these halls as a little kid, so it's special. But getting a road win in the SEC is the most important thing. It's really hard to do.\" \u2014 Manuale Watkins

UP NEXT

Arkansas: The Razorbacks return home to take on LSU on Saturday.

Texas A&M: The Aggies play at home for a second consecutive game when they face Georgia on Saturday.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) \u2014 When Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas are in sync, it's difficult trying to name a better power forward-center combination in college basketball.

No. 21 Purdue's two interior players certainly were in sync on Tuesday night against outmanned Illinois.

Haas had 24 points and six rebounds, and power forward Swanigan added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Boilermakers' dominating 91-68 victory.

Haas scored 13 points in the second half when the Boilermakers (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 27. Swanigan had a four-point first half but was almost unstoppable during the second half, accounting for 18 points and five rebounds.

\"It was Illinois' game plan not to double us,\" Swanigan said. \"You could hear their coaches yelling to them to pressure the ball. That was their game plan, and we had success with it.\"

Purdue placed five players in double figures, also getting 14 from freshman guard Carsen Edwards, 11 from forward Vince Edwards \u2014 no relation \u2014 and 10 from point guard P.J. Thompson.

\"We have to have balance, and we did that tonight,\" Purdue coach Matt Painter said. \"When Isaac got the ball deep like he did tonight, that's hard to stop. When Isaac is good and efficient, it really puts the other team in a bind.\"

Illinois (12-7, 2-4) got 15 points from Maverick Morgan and 12 from Malcolm Hill but had no answer for the Boilermakers' two post players, each of whom had his way around the basket.

With this victory, Purdue leads the all-time series with Illinois, 100-87.

Purdue made 9 of its first 14 field goal attempts, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, built a 19-5 lead with 13:01 to play in the first half and led 44-30 through 20 minutes, shooting 60 percent from the field (15 of 25).

\"With that team, you kind of have to pick your poison,\" Illinois coach John Groce said. \"They have two great post players, and then they surround them with good shooters. We let them get loose from 3 early, and the 3-point line got them out front and eventually into a double-digit lead.\"

Haas was grateful for the 3-point help.

\"I don't think the 3-point success made the game easy, but it gave us confidence and definitely let us get our heads up,\" Haas said. \"It wasn't like we were taking contested 1-on-1 shots. We were moving the ball and getting open looks.\"

Carsen Edwards had 12 first-half points for Purdue, and Haas had 11. The two were a combined 9 of 10 from the field before halftime. The Boilermakers outrebounded Illinois 20-13 during the opening 20 minutes, although they did not get a single offensive rebound.

BIG PICTURE

Illinois: The Illini never recovered from the early 19-5 deficit and fell to 0-4 in games against Top 25 competition. Illinois had trouble coping with Purdue's size and watched as the Boilermakers made five 3-pointers during the first 7 minutes. If Illinois loses Saturday at Michigan, it will be 2-5 in the Big Ten.

Purdue: As the Boilermakers have done every time after a regular-season loss in the past two seasons, they won the next game, getting a nice balance of perimeter play from Carsen Edwards and Haas.

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE

With 22 points and 10 rebounds, Swanigan has nine double-doubles in the past 10 games, missing only this past Thursday with 17 and eight in an 83-78 loss at Iowa.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

If the 21st-ranked Boilermakers beat Penn State on Saturday in Mackey Arena and improve to 16-4, 5-2, chances are solid that they will move up a bit in the AP Top 25.

ROAD WOES

Including Tuesday's loss, Illinois is 0-3 in Big Ten road games, losing by 25 at Maryland, by 16 at Indiana and by 23 at Purdue.

\"It's a lot about being inconsistent,\" Groce said.

UP NEXT

Illinois: The Illini travel to Ann Arbor on Saturday to play Michigan.

Purdue: The Boilermakers are at home again Saturday for a game with Penn State.

___

More AP college basketball:www.collegebasketball.ap.org andhttps://twitter.com/AP_Top25.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) \u2014 Katie Lou Samuelson drew Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma's ire with a poor morning shootaround.

The sophomore was nearly flawless once the game started. She scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory on Tuesday night.

Samuelson made 13 of 18 field goals, including 7 of 12 3-pointers. Her performance left Auriemma saying she could someday join the school's all-time greats.

\"She's on the right track,\" he said. \"What's going to be the deciding factor is, what does Lou want to be? One of the best players in college? Does she want to be one of the best shooters? Or does she want to be talked about as one of the best players ever at Connecticut?\"

In true Auriemma fashion, he followed with a quip: \"If that's her goal, she's got some work to do.\"

Samuelson has gotten used to Auriemma's verbal jabs, including those he delivered after the shootaround.

\"He likes to challenge me, and I'll be the type of person that says, 'Oh yeah, then watch,'\" she said. \"He knows how certain people work, but that's how he gets me going, by trying to knock me down, so I have to prove him wrong.\"

Auriemma said Samuelson isn't the nation's best player, but the 6-foot-3 guard/forward has attributes that are difficult to match.

\"She does things better than anybody else in the country,\" he said. \"She does things that other kids can't do. There's great shooters in America, but they're not her size. There's kids her size, but they don't shoot it the way she does.\"

Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game.

Shug Dickson scored a career-high 21 points for Tulsa (5-13, 1-4).

The Huskies scored the game's first 14 points and held Tulsa scoreless for more than five minutes to start the game. Connecticut led 30-16 at the end of the first quarter.

Samuelson scored 23 points in the first half to help Connecticut take a 55-33 lead. Dickson scored 15 points in the first half, but the Golden Hurricane shot just 38.7 percent. Tulsa made 8 of 17 3-pointers in the first half, but just 4 of 14 shots inside the arc.

Samuelson scored 11 more points in the third quarter to help the Huskies pull further away. She set her career high before the end of the period, and the Huskies took an 84-46 lead into the fourth. Her previous best was 29 against Dayton earlier this season.

It was all too much for Tulsa, which lost its third straight. Tulsa coach Matilda Mossman said she felt good about the performance.

\"Not displeased with our team's effort,\" she said. \"I thought we played hard. I thought we competed with them.\"

3-POINT BARRAGE

Tulsa made 13 3-pointers, a season high and the most by a Connecticut opponent all season.

\"We feel like we have pretty good 3-point shooters, and we knew that we didn't want to attack the paint and try to attack them inside because they're so big and they're capable of blocking all kinds of shots,\" Mossman said. \"So I felt like our kids were really disciplined.\"

QUOTABLE

Auriemma, on the 40-point win: \"The final score \u2014 that doesn't mean anything. We didn't play as well today as we did in games where we won by five. The final score is never indicative of the way the game went.\"

UP NEXT

UConn hosts Tulane on Sunday. The Green Wave have a 12-6 record, including a 3-2 mark in the AAC.

Tulsa plays at Central Florida on Saturday.

___

Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP.

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) \u2014 Eugene German scored 12 points and Marin Maric added 11 while grabbing 12 rebounds as Northern Illinois held off a late rally to beat Miami (Ohio) 62-58 on Tuesday night.

Northern Illinois held a 31-24 lead at the break and was up 54-46 with 5:41 left in the game. The RedHawks rallied to close to 57-53 after Michael Weathers drilled a 3 with 2:17 left. Maric made four of Northern Illinois' five free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

German was 5 of 6 from the floor. Jaylen Key and Dontel Highsmith added 10 apiece for the Huskies (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American Conference), who have won four consecutive and eight of their last nine games.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) \u2014 Car horns rang out across Puerto Rico and people celebrated in the streets Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced he had commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Many Puerto Ricans have long demanded his release, and some wept with emotion upon hearing the news while others headed to all-night parties announced on social media.

His lawyer, Jan Susler, told The Associated Press that she broke the news of the release to Lopez, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. island territory.

\"He's very, very grateful,\" she said in a phone interview. \"One of the things he said was: 'Tomorrow's my daughter's birthday. What an amazing present for her.'\"

Lopez belonged to the ultranationalist Armed Forces of National Liberation, which claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at public and commercial buildings during the 1970s and '80s in New York, Chicago, Washington and other U.S. cities. He was convicted on one count of seditious conspiracy, and he was later convicted of conspiring to escape from prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently being held at Terre Haute, Indiana.

The group's most notorious bombing occurred at New York's landmark Fraunces Tavern in 1975 that killed four people and injured more than 60. Lopez was not convicted of any role in that attack, but some still hold him responsible because of his ties to the ultranationalist group.

\"I'm willing to forgive, but he never once said he was sorry, showed no remorse at all,\" said Mary Connor Tully, whose husband, Frank Connor, was killed in the bombing. \"He's an old man and he'll get to live his life free, and hopefully he can live with the sins he committed, and that he'll answer one day to a higher power than us for what he did.\"

Lopez, whose release also was opposed by several groups including a national police organization, is now scheduled to be freed May 17.

\"He wants to live in Puerto Rico, and people there really want him to come home,\" Susler said.

Lopez was offered clemency by President Bill Clinton in 1999, but he rejected the offer because it excluded two comrades who have since been released. Then in 2011, the U.S. Parole Commission denied his request for an early release.

Among those who publicly supported Lopez's release was Pope Francis, \"Hamilton\" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, former President Jimmy Carter and several legislators, including U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois.

\"Sobbing with gratitude here in London,\" Miranda tweeted Tuesday, adding that he will have a show for Lopez in Chicago. \"It'll be my honor to play Hamilton the night he goes.\"

Alejandro Molina, coordinator of the National Boricua Human Rights Network, joined about 100 other people in a spontaneous celebration Tuesday at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, which was founded by Lopez.

\"It's wonderful news,\" he said.

Upon his return to Puerto Rico, Lopez plans to spend time with his daughter and granddaughter and wants to establish a think tank that will work on such problems as climate change, the economy and the island's political status.

\"He wants to be actively involved in solving the problems of Puerto Rican society,\" said Molina, who accompanied Lopez's daughter on a Christmas prison visit

Susler said the U.S. pardon attorney told her that sometimes inmates first transition to a halfway house after being released. But eventually, Lopez will return to Puerto Rico, she said.

\"He's a man who lives with a lot of hope,\" she said. \"That's how I think you survive 35 years in prison. He's never had false hope or illusory hope. He thought he was in prison for a higher cause for his people, and that's something that's very life-giving.\"

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Associated Press writer Ben Fox in Miami and Deepti Hajela in New York City contributed to this report.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) \u2014 New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The photos released Tuesday show large punctures to an exterior cinderblock wall of the nightclub. On the other side is a bathroom where patrons were trapped for more than three hours.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured after gunman Omar Mateen entered the gay nightclub and opened fire last June.

Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, appeared Tuesday in federal court in Oakland, California, on charges of aiding and abetting her husband, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during the standoff.

Mateen was killed in a shootout with officers after the bathroom wall was breached.

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HONG KONG (AP) \u2014 Most Asian stock indexes lacked direction Wednesday following a sharp correction overnight in the dollar that sapped investor momentum.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 0.2 percent to 18,776.45 and South Korea's Kospi was nearly flat at 2,071.40. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.2 percent to 23,111.29 and the Shanghai Composite in mainland China edged up 0.2 percent to 3,115.24. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.6 percent to 5,662.90. Benchmarks in Southeast Asia were mixed.

DOLLAR'S DIVE: The dollar was levelling off in Asian trading after slumping overnight against most of its peers, including the yen, euro and pound. One factor behind the currency fluctuations was British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech about Britain's pending departure from the European Union, which soothed investors following months of uncertainty about the plan for an exit following the June vote. Comments by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the dollar being \"too strong,\" making the U.S uncompetitive in its trading relationship with China, also added downward pressure on the greenback. Trump's comments were published in the Wall Street Journal Monday but didn't have a big impact until U.S. investors returned to work Tuesday after a long weekend.

QUOTEWORTHY: Initial investor optimism over Trump's promises to bring in business-friendly policies has been waning as reality sets in, suggested Jingyi Pan, market strategist at IG in Singapore. \"The market has been anticipating better clarity into the economic plans of the new administration for months and weeks, expected to come as President-elect Donald Trump steps into office,\" said Pan. \"Last Wednesday's press conference and the latest set of comments from ... Trump have probably been a preview for more volatility instead as the market stands ready to adjust expectations.\"

HONG KONG HIGHER: Stocks in the Chinese financial hub surged as investors awaited the final policy address from the city's outgoing leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Markets were also buoyant because shares were poised to benefit from the dollar's weakness via the city's currency peg to the dollar, which makes investing more attractive for those using other currencies.

WALL STREET: Major U.S. benchmarks ended lower. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.3 percent to 19,826.77. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.3 percent to 2,267.89. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.6 percent to 5,538.73.

CURRENCY TRADING: The British pound, which rose 1.3 percent against the dollar after May's speech, slipped to $1.2337 from $1.2393. The dollar strengthened to 113.03 yen from 112.79 yen in late trading Tuesday, but is down 1.4 percent for the week so far against the Japanese currency. The euro slipped to $1.0695 from $1.070.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 16 cents to $52.64 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, to settle at $52.48 per barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, climbed 23 cents to $55.70.

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CHICAGO (AP) \u2014 Tai Odiase scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and swatted away six shots as Illinois-Chicago defeated Milwaukee 71-57 on Tuesday night, leading from start to finish.

Odiase pulled down an offensive rebound and went back up for a lay-in to start the scoring with less than a minute gone, and later dunked after grabbing another offensive board. He blocked back-to-back layup tries by Milwaukee's Brock Stull to prevent the Panthers from getting closer than three.

Stull, who averages 12.6 ppg, finished 3 of 11 from the field and scored six points. Odiase has 205 career blocks for the Flames (11-8, 4-2 Horizon League).

Bryce Nze led Milwaukee with 22 points on 10-for-12 shooting as the Panthers (5-14, 1-5) held a slim 38-34 edge on points in the paint, and Cody Wichmann added 11 points with three 3-pointers.

Chicago scored 18 points off 12 Milwaukee turnovers.

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WACO, Texas (AP) \u2014 Johnathan Motley really couldn't explain that feeling he had when he kept scoring points and grabbing rebounds. Baylor's big forward just knew he wanted to play better than his last couple of games.

\"You don't really remember what you do, you're just kind of out there going through it,\" Motley said after career highs of 32 points and 20 rebounds in No. 6 Baylor's 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday night. \"I can't really tell you the moves I made. I just forgot. It just goes away.\"

Coach Scott Drew then smiled and said he liked that attitude of focusing on the next play.

\"It's just a crazy rhythm you get as a basketball player,\" Motley added. \"You can't really explain it.\"

Nuni Omot, the junior college transfer playing in only his eighth game for Baylor (17-1, 5-1 Big 12), had a season-high 14 points. He scored seven in the half-ending 16-4 run that put the Bears ahead to stay.

Texas (7-11, 1-5) led by as many as eight points early, and was still up by five before Omot's dunk with just over 5 minutes left in the first half. Al Freeman , who finished with 10 points, and Jake Lindsey followed with consecutive 3-pointers to put Baylor ahead for the first time.

Jarrett Allen had 17 points for the Longhorns, while Andrew Jones had 15. Shaquille Cleare scored 14 before his fifth foul.

About halfway through the second half, the 6-foot-10 Motley had a one-handed putback dunk , though he got a technical foul after an elbow into a defender following the play.

With about 5 minutes left, Motley rebounded his own miss and made a tough jumper over the defender.

\"The thing that he keeps getting better with is his motor, and that's how he got a lot of those rebounds,\" Texas coach Shaka Smart said.

In Baylor's two road games last week, Motley was 6-of-18 shooting for 15 points and 14 rebounds combined. He fouled out after playing only 19 minutes Saturday at Kansas State.

\"I wasn't too happy with myself,\" Motley said. \"And I tried to do everything I could to be better than I was.\"

BIG PICTURE

Texas: Without a true point guard, the Longhorns just can't seem to get into any flow on offense. They do have impressive stretches during games that give them hope, but Smart's team seems stuck in a down year that starts to look worse when playing in Big 12 games.

Baylor: The Bears have matched their best start at 17-1, which they also did in 2011-12 when they had a school-record 30 wins and an Elite Eight appearance. The 6-9 Omot could give Baylor a big boost. He sat out last season after transferring from a Minnesota junior college, then was academically ineligible to play in the fall semester.

30-20 RARIETY

Motley joined Jerry Mallett (1957), Darrell Hardy (1966) and Rico Gathers (2015) as the only Baylor players with 30-20 games. The last 30-20 game in a Big 12 game had been by Blake Griffin in 2009 with Oklahoma.

AND THEN IT WAS OVER

Smart liked the mentality his players had to start the game. \"The way they were connected, the way they tried to guard was very, very good,\" he said. \"And then there was a point with about 6-8 minutes left (in the first half) where you could just kind of feel our defensive energy was not as good.\" And they never got it back.

IMMORTAL TEN

Baylor players honored the 90th anniversary of the Immortal Ten team. The Bears were headed to Austin, Texas, for a game on Jan. 22, 1927, when 10 players, coaches and fans in the travel party were killed when the bus was hit by a train. There were 10 vacant chairs near the Baylor bench, and players had the names of the Immortal Ten on the back of their game jerseys.

UP NEXT

Texas will play its third consecutive Top 10 opponent, and second straight on the road when the Longhorns play at No. 2 Kansas on Saturday.

Baylor plays three of its next four games away from home, though the Bears only have to go about 100 miles Saturday to play at much-improved TCU.

___

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Tucson behavioral-health agency La Frontera Arizona will lay off 30 employees this month in response to reduced funding from Cenpatico Integrated Care, its CEO said.

About three times as many layoffs might have been needed to offset funding cuts if the agency hadn\u2019t taken steps to mitigate the fallout, agency CEO Dan Ranieri said. Those steps include discontinuing a productivity bonus program for employees, narrowing the scope of case-management services and reducing 22 staff positions through attrition and disciplinary actions in December, Ranieri wrote in a Jan. 13 email to his staff, which was forwarded to the Star.

But an official with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, the state\u2019s Medicaid program, said overall behavioral-health funding is actually up this year.

The cuts affect La Frontera\u2019s funding in the category of \u201cgeneral mental health and substance abuse\u201d for low-income adults insured by AHCCCS who are not designated as seriously mentally ill.

In that category, La Frontera\u2019s funding from insurer Cenpatico Integrated Care was reduced from $10.2 million \u2014 which was actually somewhat more than the agency needed, Ranieri said \u2014 to $4.3 million in the current contract year, which began in October 2016.

Yet La Frontera received a big bump in funding for children\u2019s behavioral-health care this year and a modest increase in funding for adults with serious mental illness, resulting in a net reduction of about $3 million for the agency to absorb, Ranieri said.

In an interview, Ranieri said he understands the rationale behind the cuts, but he said it\u2019s unfortunate how quickly they must be implemented, comparing it to the chaos of \u201ca fire drill.\u201d

\u201cThe reduction is larger than we expected and more sudden than we expected,\u201d he said.

Cenpatico \u2014 the for-profit subsidiary of publicly traded St. Louis-based Centene Corp. \u2014 is one of three regional behavioral-health authorities that contract with AHCCCS to distribute Medicaid funding to on-the-ground provider agencies, like La Frontera.

AHCCCS pays Cenpatico a per-person, or \u201ccapitated,\u201d rate based on its members\u2019 utilization of behavioral-health services, Beth Kohler, AHCCCS deputy director, said in a Tuesday email. This year, AHCCCS reduced the payment rate for Cenpatico\u2019s general mental-health-care funding stream, since utilization ended up being lower in that category. Cenpatico, in turn, adjusts the amount it pays its contracted agencies based on their reported utilization rates, Kohler said.

While La Frontera\u2019s utilization was down somewhat last year for adults without serious mental illness, the related funding cut from Cenpatico was out of proportion to the decline, Ranieri said.

Overall funding in the behavioral-health-care system is up compared with last year, Kohler said. Cenpatico\u2019s overall capitation rate increased by 4.5 percent in the current contract year, she said.

Cenpatico told La Frontera about the funding changes in December, and Ranieri decided to delay reductions until after the holidays, he said in the email.

The agency is hoping to help affected employees find jobs in the behavioral-health field, including with La Frontera\u2019s operations in Maricopa and Pinal counties, Ranieri said. Vacated \u201ccritical positions\u201d within the agency\u2019s children\u2019s services will be filled with transfers from La Frontera\u2019s adult services \u2014 where some vacated positions may not be filled at all \u2014 so more existing employees can keep their jobs, he said.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The cuts are retroactively effective to October 2016, which marked the start of Southern Arizona behavioral-health agencies\u2019 second contract year with Cenpatico as a regional behavioral-health authority.

The nation is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, and La Frontera won\u2019t reduce its funding that goes toward supporting substance-abuse patients and local methadone or suboxone clinics, which are seeing growing enrollment, Ranieri said.

Previously, about 20 percent of total general mental-health and substance-abuse funding was devoted to outpatient care related to the opioid epidemic. Those services will now eat up about 40 percent of the reduced funding amount, he said.

\u201cThere\u2019s more heroin on the streets now than at any time I can remember,\u201d he said. \u201cYou certainly don\u2019t want to pull away dollars from that type of treatment because we\u2019re in the midst of a pretty significant epidemic.\u201d

Case-management services will no longer be offered automatically to all La Frontera clients, but rather will be offered when prescribed as part of a patient\u2019s treatment and only for as long as necessary.

Ranieri said that strategy makes sense, and those who need case management will still get it. But the low-need patient \u2014 for example, an adult seeking counseling for depression \u2014 won\u2019t automatically get a case manager, he said.

\u201cA lot of the folks who we see who are not in the SMI (seriously mentally ill) system probably don\u2019t want or need case management, but we\u2019ve been providing it as a matter of routine,\u201d he said.

Ranieri is optimistic that patients won\u2019t be harmed by the cuts and said the squeeze will probably prompt more partnerships between local providers. This spring, Cenpatico is also implementing a new funding model that will give large provider agencies more discretion in how they use their funding, he said.

\u201cIt\u2019s a lot of significant shifts and change happening all at once,\u201d he said. \u201cI actually think the outcome is going to be healthier.\u201d

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) \u2014 Malik Monk, Kentucky's leading scorer, was struggling and so was star guard Isaiah Briscoe. So when the Wildcats needed some clutch baskets late, coach John Calipari turned to freshman point guard De'Aaron Fox and gave him some simple instructions.

\"We just said, 'Here you go De'Aaron, go and do your thing,'\" Calipari said.

Fox responded with two clutch baskets on drives to the basket in the final minutes to thwart a final Mississippi State rally and lead the fifth-ranked Wildcats over the Bulldogs 88-81 on Tuesday night.

Fox finished with 21 points while Monk had 14. Wenyen Gabriel and Derek Willis both scored 13 points and Briscoe added 12.

\"A lot of teams have a go-to person, but we don't have that right now,\" Fox said. \"So whoever has the hot hand that game is the one that does it.\"

Kentucky (16-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) looked like it would cruise to the win after building a 66-49 lead midway through the second half, but Mississippi State responded with 13 straight points to make things interesting down the stretch.

Calipari said he was frustrated with his team's inattention to detail. He was especially irritated when Monk got a technical foul for hanging on the rim after a dunk on an alley-oop pass.

\"We go into the AAU mode when we're playing all freshmen and sophomores,\" Calipari said. \"There's a point in the game where they just think 'OK, watch this.'

\"You're never going to be that team if that's what your mindset is.\"

In the end, the Wildcats were too potent offensively. The 6-foot-3 Fox was especially impressive, shooting 8 of 15 from the field and adding five rebounds and five assists.

Kentucky also got plenty of production from its forwards. Willis scored all 13 of his points in the first half, stepping out to make three 3-pointers. Gabriel was 5 of 5 from the field, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range.

Mississippi State (12-5, 3-2) was led by freshman Lamar Peters, who scored a career-high 25 points. Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 15 points and Mario Kegler added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Mississippi State shot 32 of 59 (54.2 percent) from the field. The Bulldogs were hurt by 19 turnovers.

\"You can't knock Kentucky \u2014 they're one of the best teams in the country,\" Peters said. \"But when you look at the talent on our team, I feel like we're one of the best teams in the country, too. We can hang with anybody. And it's frustrating because we knew we could have won that game.\"

It was an emotional game that featured four technical fouls \u2014 two on each team.

BIG PICTURE

Kentucky: The Wildcats continue to put up big numbers on offense, scoring at least 87 points for the sixth straight game. Monk, who leads the team at nearly 22 points per game, wasn't at his best on Tuesday, but his teammates were more than capable of picking up the slack.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs were able to hang with one of the nation's best teams for most of the game, but an inability to stop Kentucky on the defensive end proved costly.

QUITE AN ATMOSPHERE

Mississippi State announced a crowd of 9,768, which was its largest of the season. The traffic was so bad before the game outside Humphrey Coliseum that the Bulldogs' pep band barely made it to their seats on time because its bus was stuck on the road.

UP NEXT

Kentucky: The Wildcats return home to face No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs travel to face Tennessee on Saturday.

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More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 .

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BANGKOK (AP) \u2014 Thai police say they have arrested a Czech man in Phuket who is believed to be infected with HIV and is wanted by Interpol for alleged sexual offenses against minors back home.

Interpol issued a red notice for 49-year-old Zdenek Pfeifer from northeast Bohemia in March 2016.

Thai police deputy spokesman Krisana Patanacharoen says one of the crimes he is accused of by Interpol is having sex with\u00a0minors.

He says Pfeifer had been living in Phuket on a tourist visa which expired in 2015. He is being brought to court on Wednesday to be charged with overstaying his visa, which will allow him to be deported.

He says there are no other complaints against him in Thailand but police are looking into this in more detail.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) \u2014 A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday.

The Southern California Gas Co. facility at Aliso Canyon has been crippled more than a year since the blowout discovered in October 2015 drove 8,000 families from their Los Angeles homes and led to mass complaints of nosebleeds, nausea, headaches and other maladies.

Fewer than a third of the 113 wells at the aging former oil field have passed rigorous inspections ordered after the blowout. The remaining ones have been taken out of service until they are either repaired or permanently sealed.

The state could sign off as soon as next month to allow use of the approved wells to store more gas, though the company would be restricted to about a third of the facility's storage capacity, the Department of Conservation said.

While the facility has a capacity of 83 billion cubic feet, the state has set a storage limit of 29 billion cubic feet \u2014 about double the amount of natural gas that remains in caverns more than a mile underground. The state said the maximum safe capacity is 65 billion cubic feet, far below the full capacity.

\"At this point in time, there's no information that would indicate that returning to that whole capacity of the 83 billion cubic feet would ever be needed,\" said Edward Randolph of the California Public Utilities Commission.

SoCalGas did not respond specifically to questions about the reduced capacity, saying in a statement that it was reviewing the additional guidelines.

Aliso Canyon is the largest natural gas storage site in the West and is considered critical to the Los Angeles area for home heating and to power gas-fired electricity plants during energy spikes.

However, blackouts predicted without the facility in full operation have not occurred, and many nearby residents want it permanently shut down after enduring the stench, ailments and frustration after the blowout.

They can now have their say in public comments accepted until Feb. 6 and at hearings Feb. 1 and 2 in Woodland Hills.

State officials will decide whether to allow SoCalGas to resume storage operations after the public comment period.

The cause of the blowout remains under investigation.

___

This story has been corrected to show that \"fewer than a third\" of the wells have passed rigorous tests. A previous version said \"more than a third\" had passed.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) \u2014 Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and twelfth-ranked Texas defeated No. 20 Oklahoma 86-68 in a Big 12 Conference showdown Tuesday night.

A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4, 7-0) broke open the game in the final 4:36. Holmes scored eight points in the final quarter, and Atkins six including driving for a layup after she stole the ball.

Oklahoma, which trailed 40-29 at halftime, cut the gap with a 22-point third quarter and was just two points from Texas midway through the fourth.

Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 16 to lead the Sooners (14-5, 5-2), grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Chelsea Dungee scored 15 points and Peyton Little 14.

Brooke McCarty added 16 points for Texas, Higgs 15 and Kelsey Lang 11.

Oklahoma held the Longhorns to just 1-of-7 shooting from the floor to close out the third quarter. Texas outrebounded Oklahoma 45-33, and outscored the Sooners 34-22 in the paint.

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KENT, Ohio (AP) \u2014 CJ Massinburg scored 22 points and Nick Perkins added 17 to help Buffalo pull away midway through the second half to beat Kent State 82-69 on Tuesday night.

Kent State had its last lead, 64-59 with 8:44 to play before the Bulls closed the gap on a 23-5 run. Nikola Rakicevic scored eight of his 14 points, and Massinburg and Perkins each chipped in six points during the stretch. Kent State had six turnovers and missed 8 of 10 from the field.

Jimmy Hall had 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Golden Flashes (9-9, 1-4 Mid-American), who have lost four straight and hasn't won since their MAC opener, a 100-90 victory over Ball State. Deon Edwin scored 11 points and Kevin Zabo had 10.

The Bulls (8-10, 2-3) have beaten Kent State seven straight games.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) \u2014 Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory.

Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game.

Shug Dickson scored 21 points for Tulsa (5-13, 1-4).

The Huskies scored the game's first 14 points and held Tulsa scoreless for more than five minutes to start the game. Connecticut led 30-16 at the end of the first quarter.

Samuelson scored 23 points in the first half to help Connecticut take a 55-33 lead. Dickson scored 15 points in the first half, but the Golden Hurricane shot just 38.7 percent.

No. 12 TEXAS 86, No. 20 OKLAHOMA 68

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) \u2014 Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and Texas defeated Oklahoma in a Big 12 Conference showdown.

A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4, 7-0) broke open the game in the final 4:36. Holmes scored eight points in the final quarter, and Atkins six including driving for a layup after she stole the ball.

Oklahoma, which trailed 40-29 at halftime, cut the gap with a 22-point third quarter and was just two points from Texas midway through the fourth.

Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 16 to lead the Sooners (14-5, 5-2), grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Chelsea Dungee scored 15 points and Peyton Little 14.

Brooke McCarty added 16 points for Texas, Higgs 15 and Kelsey Lang 11.

No. 23 SOUTH FLORIDA 79, MEMPHIS 49

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) \u2014 Maria Jespersen tied her career-high with 26 points, on 11-of-18 shooting, Ariadna Pujol had a double-double and coach Jose Fernandez earned his 300th career win as South Florida cruised to a victory over Memphis.

Pujol scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds and five assists. Laia Flores added 11 points and Kitija Laska scored 10 for USF (15-2, 4-1 American Athletic Conference), which has won seven of its last eight games.

Taylor Williams and Cheyenne Creighton scored 13 apiece and Elmore added 12 points for the Tigers (8-10, 1-4).

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) \u2014 Lavon Long had a career-high 29 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds and Siena beat Rider 78-68 on Tuesday night for its fourth-consecutive win.

Marquis Wright and Javion Ogunyemi added 12 points apiece and Brett Bisping scored 11 with six rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots. Bisping, Long and Wright each made three 3-pointers.

Siena (8-11, 5-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed 45-40 at the break but Long had a putback and then hit a 3 before Bisping made a 3-pointer to give the Saints a three-point lead. Norville Carey's jumper put Rider back up by one with 15 minutes to go, but Bisping hit another 3 to spark a 17-2 run that made it 65-51 and the Broncs trailed by at least seven the rest of the way.

Khalil Thomas had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Stevie Jordan scored 11 with 11 assists for Rider (11-8, 4-4), which has lost three in a row.

Siena made 23 of 46 shots, including 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from 3-point range, and 22 of 28 free throws. Rider shot 38.2 percent overall and hit 10 of 15 foul shots.

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Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's \"The Founder,\" about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple.

When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino, California, in 1954 to get a look at Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac (John Carroll Lynch) McDonald's burger joint, he stands agog at the counter. Moments after he orders, Kroc is handed his burger and fries in a bag, but he might as well have been flame-grilled by lightning. \"But I just ordered,\" he stutters.

Kroc quickly recognizes the revolutionary power of the McDonalds' restaurant and becomes its franchise-driver and the pre-eminent proselytizer of an empire built on burgers. The arches, an invention of Dick's just like its other innovations, will spread \"from sea to shining sea,\" Kroc vows. As a gathering place for families, it will be \"the new American church, open seven days a week,\" he says.

\"It requires a certain kind of mind to see the beauty in a hamburger bun,\" wrote David Halberstam of the minds behind McDonalds in \"The Fifties.\" Of course, the genius behind McDonald's lied largely with Dick McDonald, who engineered the \"speedee service system\" of its assembly line-like kitchen, designed its layout and focused its tiny menu.

But the ironically titled \"The Founder\" is not about him. It's about Kroc, a hard-drinking, slightly shifty Illinois salesman who took the idea of the McDonalds and spread it around the world through sheer (and sometimes unscrupulous) force of will and savvy standardization. In the opening scenes, Kroc, struggling to eke out a living on the road, faithfully listens to Norman Vincent Peale's \"The Power of Positive Thinking.\" ''Persistence, determination alone are all powerful,\" Kroc absorbs.

\"The Founder\" is a quintessentially post-war American story about a self-made man largely made by others. Kroc, who died in 1984, fashioned himself as the \"big picture\" visionary to the McDonald brothers' enterprise. Though McDonald's had by 1954 already sold 21 franchises, Kroc's zeal for expansion was compulsive and it turned him into a billionaire.

The McDonald brothers quickly realize, as Dick says, that they've let a wolf in the hen house. They begin fighting over issues that in their world are of massive importance, like milkshakes. Defending his high standards, Dick warns of \"crass commercialism\" infecting the franchise, and somewhere, Ronald McDonald chokes on a Big Mac.

But Kroc outmaneuvers them and eventually takes control of the company, leaving the run-over McDonalds to stare blankly at the yellow-and-red Frankenstein they've created. \"I'm national,\" a swelling Kroc declares. \"You're local.\"

Yet if there's any tragedy in \"The Founder,\" it's not in the fate of the McDonald brothers but in Kroc's success. The film is penned by Robert D. Siegel, whose \"The Wrestler\" and \"Big Fan\" also reflected the dark underbellies of American dreams. But \"The Founder,\" like its subject, is a little mechanical and a little too timid to really take a bite out of McDonald's. It's less a full meal than a drive-thru order.

Hancock's film stays laser-focused on Kroc, and with the naturally appealing Keaton playing him, our sympathies initially slide toward him. But unease steadily creeps in, especially as Kroc, while espousing the virtues of family, callously jettisons his quietly steadfast wife (Laura Dern) for another man's (Linda Cardellini). The bad taste of day-old McNuggets begins to form in our mouths as our hero turns villain, and a successful one at that.

Keaton chomps on the role, a Willy Loman who strikes it rich. Like Bryan Cranston on \"Breaking Bad,\" we can see the wheels turning behind his eyes in his step-by-step drive for power, albeit selling a slightly healthier product than Walter White peddled.

The frightful thing about \"The Founder,\" though, is that for all Kroc's back-stabbing and double-crossing, he's right. Remorseless brutality, just like fresh buns, turns out to be a necessary ingredient in business. Would you like fries with that?

\"The Founder,\" a Weinstein Co. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for \"brief strong language.\" Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Norman Vincent Peale.

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Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) \u2014 James Thompson IV had a season-best 26 points while grabbing 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season as Eastern Michigan took control in the second half to beat Western Michigan 86-80 on Tuesday night.

Thompson got off to a hot start, making 11 of EMU's first 21 points. However Western Michigan took a 33-28 advantage into the break. Eastern took the lead at the 12:00 mark of the second when Willie Mangum IV nailed a 3-pointer to go ahead 50-47. The Eagles never trailed again, pushing their advantage to 77-67 with 1:21 remaining. EMU dominated the second half, 58-47.

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WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice.

DeVos said she would address \"the needs of all parents and students\" but that a one-size fits all model doesn't work in education.

But Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee grilled the wealthy Republican donor on a range of issues from sexual assault to child care, students with disabilities and making public colleges and universities tuition-free.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont asked DeVos outright if she would have gotten the job had it not been for her family's political contributions. \"As a matter of fact I do think that there would be that possibility,\" she responded. \"I have worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years.\"

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, the top Democrat on the committee, said she was \"extremely disappointed\" that DeVos had not finalized her financial and ethics disclosures ahead of the hearing. She also asked whether DeVos would divest herself of any family business enterprises that may represent a conflict of interest in her job, including one student loan refinancing company.

\"Where conflicts are identified, they will be resolved. I will not be conflicted. Period,\" DeVos said.

Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a former education secretary, expressed confidence that DeVos is an \"excellent\" choice for the job. \"She is on the side of our children,\" he said.

DeVos said that if she is confirmed education secretary, she will take a salary of only $1.

She sidestepped a question about whether she would rein in the department's Office for Civil Rights' work to protect students from campus sexual assault. DeVos said she would \"be looking very closely at how this has been regulated and handled and with great sensitivity to those who are victims.\"

What if unwanted kissing and groping, like the behavior Donald Trump once bragged about, happened in a school, Murray asked. Would DeVos consider that sexual assault?

DeVos said yes.

Asked by Sanders about her views on tuition-free public colleges and universities, DeVos said: \"I think we also have to consider the fact that there is nothing in life that is truly free. Somebody is going to pay for it.\"

She skirted Sanders' question on whether she would support making child care free or much more affordable for low-income families as is the case in many countries around the world, saying only that she feels strongly about \"parents having an opportunity for child care for their children.\"

\"But it's not a question of opportunity,\" Sanders fired back, raising his voice. \"It's a question of being able to afford it!\"

Facing criticism from teachers unions that she is working against public education, DeVos told the committee that she will be \"a strong advocate for great public schools.\"

\"But,\" she added, \"if a school is troubled, or unsafe, or not a good fit for a child \u2014 perhaps they have a special need that is going unmet \u2014 we should support a parent's right to enroll their child in a high-quality alternative.\"

Amid concerns that DeVos' conservative religious views might make her a poor advocate for the rights of the LGBT community and other minorities, DeVos stressed that no students should face discrimination. Alexander read into the record a letter of support from the Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican organization pushing for LGBT rights.

As the hearing dragged on into its fourth hour, Democratic senators made repeated requests with Chairman Alexander to allow them to pose another round of questions to DeVos, but he refused, citing procedures at previous hearings.

DeVos, 59, also said she will seek to address rising higher education costs and massive student debt, but also advance trade and vocational schools as well as community colleges because \"craftsmanship is not a fallback \u2014 but a noble pursuit.\"

DeVos, the wife of Dick DeVos, the heir to the Amway marketing fortune, has spent more than two decades advocating for charter schools in her home state of Michigan, as well as promoting conservative religious values.

In a letter addressed to the committee, 38 prominent education groups and teachers' organizations expressed concern that DeVos' track record bodes ill for public education.

\"Over the course of her career as a major campaign contributor, soft-money donor and lobbyist, DeVos has used her considerable wealth to influence legislation and the outcomes of elections to advance policies that have undermined public education and proved harmful to many of our most vulnerable students,\" the letter said.

LGBT groups also have protested Trump's choice of DeVos, saying she has funded conservative religious groups that promote what they consider to be traditional family values, including one organization that supports conversion therapy \u2014 counseling of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people with the aim of changing their sexual orientation.

DeVos told the hearing late Tuesday that she never supported the idea and that \"believes in the innate value of every single human being.\"

DeVos supporters, meanwhile, applauded her nomination. Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, said that American public education \"is in deep crisis,\" with 35 countries outranking American schools in math and 20 in reading.

\"I believe Betsy DeVos has the talent, commitment and leadership capacity to revitalize our public schools and deliver the promise of opportunity that excellent education provides, and I support her nomination as U.S. secretary of education,\" Moskowitz said in a statement.

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BEIJING (AP) \u2014 The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people dead, state media reported Wednesday, reflecting the stubborn persistence of safety problems despite years-long efforts to reduce deaths in the sprawling sector.

The people killed were doing maintenance work inside the mine shaft when it collapsed Tuesday morning, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said. Rescuers were able to save one person, who is now in stable condition at a hospital.

The cause of the accident on the outskirts of Shuozhou city in coal-rich Shanxi province was under investigation. Local government officials did not immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press.

China is the world's largest producer and consumer of coal. Its mining industry has long been one of the world's deadliest, even as the government has strived to improve safety inside the mines and phase out older operations with outdated safety standards. A heavy reliance on coal is also blamed for the serious air pollution and smog that routinely smother northern cities in winter.

China's work safety administration reported 931 coal mine accident deaths in 2014, the last year for which figures were available, although official statistics are often questioned for their accuracy. The head of the agency has acknowledged that some mines cut corners on safety standards under financial pressure, while operators sometimes cover-up deadly accidents to avoid prosecution.

Government regulators have said they will shutter as many as 1,000 outdated and underperforming mines in coming years, even as China also tries to keep energy prices in check and prevent economic devastation in regions dominated by mining.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) \u2014 An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.

The Palm Beach County state attorney's office released thousands of documents, photos and video and audio recordings to former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja's attorneys and the public, including recordings of two phone calls and Raja's interview with investigators hours after the shooting.

Those recordings played key roles in prosecutors charging Raja, 39, last year with manslaughter and attempted murder for the October 2015 shooting of 31-year-old Corey Jones, whose SUV had broken down on an Interstate 95 off ramp before dawn as he returned home from a performance.

Raja, who is of South Asian descent, has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys and union have said the shooting was justified as Jones was armed.

Jones, who also worked as a housing department inspector, was sitting in his SUV talking to a tow truck dispatcher when Raja, who was investigating car burglaries, drove an unmarked white van the wrong way up the off ramp, according to records.

Wearing a T-shirt and jeans, Raja got out of the van and came toward Jones, who had a Florida concealed carry permit for the handgun. His family said he had just purchased the gun to protect the expensive drum gear in his vehicle's trunk.

As Raja neared the SUV, the door chime began sounding, the recording shows, indicating Jones had opened the door.

As he apparently exited, Jones told Raja, \"No. I'm good. Yeah, I'm good.\"

\"Really?\" Raja replied, with Jones quickly responding \"Yeah.\"

Suddenly Raja yelled for Jones to raise his hands, twice using profanity. Jones responded, \"Hold on. Hold on.\" Raja again, using profanity, told him to raise his hands before firing two shots.

Jones began running down an embankment and into the grass as Raja fired several more shots, killing him. Jones' unfired gun was found about 75 feet from his SUV. Jones' body was found another 125 feet away.

In a 911 call that prosecutors say Raja placed about 30 seconds later, the officer yells for Jones to drop his gun even though they say he knew Jones had been felled by his shots.

About four hours after the shooting, Raja told Palm Beach County sheriff's detective Kenny Smith in a voluntary interview that he had walked up to the van thinking it was unoccupied and that he was surprised when he saw Jones inside.

\"The door swung open and, uh, this guy jumps outside immediately,\" Raja told Smith. \"He got out of the van and then he's like, 'I'm OK, I'm OK man.' And at which point I said, 'Hey, man, police, can I help you?' And the second I said police, he jumped back and I clearly remember him drawing and...pointing a gun at me.\" He said he ordered Jones to drop the gun and then fired when he didn't.

\"It's just like, you know, your family flashed in front of you, your kids flashed in front of you,\" Raja told Smith. He said he called 911 as he was chasing Jones and fired again only after Jones turned back toward him with the gun.

The recording of the 911 call contains no gunshots.

Raja was fired shortly after the shooting. Jones' family is suing him and the Palm Beach Gardens police.

A court hearing is set for Feb. 21. There, a date for Raja's criminal trial could be scheduled.

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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) \u2014 Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors' office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people were killed, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.

It was too early to say if the attacks were linked, but they were a marked intrusion of bloodshed into Mexico's main tourism zone, a region that had previously been spared much of the violence plaguing other parts of the country.

The governor of Quintana Roo state, Carlos Joaquin, said three attackers and one police officer died in Tuesday's incident. He said five suspected attackers were taken into custody. He urged calmed, saying the federal government was sending more security forces to the region.

A witness said the gunmen who attacked the prosecutors' office also threw two explosive devices at a perimeter wall. A reporter at the scene saw police remove a body from a guard post near the building after the attack.

A few hours later, hundreds of people fled the Plaza de Las Americas shopping center after possibly hearing gunfire inside. It wasn't clear what happened, or if any shots were fired, but soldiers swarmed into the mall.

Irma Huxool, a woman who had just bought tickets to the movies, told The Associated Press that she heard three shots \"at the entrance to the cinema\" and people started running in confused panic.

The U.S. Consulate in Merida issued an alert about the incidents in Cancun and urged U.S. citizens to take care and \"to follow local authorities' warnings and directives and consult with their hotels before leaving the premises.\"

Earlier in the day, the hypothesis of drug links to the shooting in nearby Playa del Carmen before dawn Monday was strengthened after a banner briefly appeared along a roadside, signed by the \"Old School Zetas,\" part of the fragmented Zetas cartel, suggesting the attack was carried out as part of a battle against rival gangs.

Quintana Roo's attorney general, Miguel Angel Pech, said investigators were looking into whether the banner referred to the BPM music festival or one of its organizers.

Pech said authorities were investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind the shooting at the closing party for the BPM electronic music festival. Five people died and 15 suffered injuries.

Pech said the gunman fired directly at one of the Mexican victims at the Blue Parrot nightclub where the party was being held. A confused shootout ensued in which guards \u2014 it is not clear whether festival security personnel or the Mexican's bodyguards \u2014 returned fire.

One guard was hit by gunfire, and as he fell, his pistol went off, wounding several concert-goers, Pech said. It was unclear why the Mexican man might have been a target. Pech said his family told prosecutors that he had \"an important relative\" in the state government of Veracruz, a state plagued by corruption and violence.

The attacker fled, but Pech told the Televisa TV network that a taxi driver who helped the man escape has been linked to previous extortion attempts. Some businesses in Mexico are forced to pay protection money under threat of being attacked.

\"Either they didn't reach an agreement over protection payments, directly extortion, or it may be that somebody did not allow them to sell drugs inside\" the nightclub, Pech said.

\"Perhaps the strongest hypothesis is that this person had gone there to demand they comply with protection payments,\" he added at a news conference.

Playa del Carmen residents said the shooting came amid a growing and increasingly open drug scene in the resort town, which has long been spared the violence of Mexico's cartel wars.

Concerns that violence may be creeping into the once-tranquil beachside town were voiced as people attended a Monday evening vigil in front of the Blue Parrot nightclub.

\"This is a sign of what has been happening,\" said Lenin Amaro, a local business owner and politician.

\"It has reached us,\" Amaro said of the country's drug violence. \"We were living in what you could call a bubble.\"

Federal authorities say the Zeta cartel has been in the state for years, especially in Cancun itself, where the Zetas were blamed for the firebombing of a bar in which eight people died in 2010.

And drug cartel influence in the state as a whole goes back at least to the 1990s under Gov. Mario Villanueva, who was later convicted in the U.S. of involvement in large-scale drug smuggling.

___

Associated Press writer Mark Stevenson in Mexico City contributed to this report.

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A Tucson woman accused of defrauding a Boston couple in an adoption plan was given a stern warning Tuesday before being sentenced to 100 days in jail and four years of probation.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley had considered sentencing Karla Vargas to prison, he said, for a financial crime he called both unusual and deeply hurtful. McGinley said he changed his mind after reflecting on Vargas\u2019 difficult life, and also because the victims asked that she be spared prison.

McGinley then warned Vargas to stop making poor decisions and \u201cusing other people\u2019s good will against them.\u201d

The judge did not provide details about what had happened in Vargas\u2019 life.

Victim Cindy Cantrell, a Boston journalist, said after Tuesday\u2019s hearing that she had requested prison time for Vargas and so did her husband, Jack McHugh. She was confused how this message was not clearly conveyed to the judge, but also said she is just grateful Vargas was prosecuted.

\u201cWhat\u2019s done is done,\u201d she wrote in an email exchange with the Arizona Daily Star.

Vargas, 35, who has had 12 children and a long history of child-welfare issues, kept the November 2015 births of her twins a secret and then tried to get money after the babies were born while pretending to still be pregnant, Tucson police said. A Tucson police detective said Vargas admitted that she didn\u2019t want to give up the twins she was carrying and kept it quiet to get money from Cantrell and McHugh.

Vargas, the judge said, used her pregnancy to string along the couple and got them to \u201cinvest time and money and emotion\u201d toward adopting children he said Vargas \u201cknew they would not be getting.\u201d

\u201cYou are not before this court because you decided to change your mind,\u201d he said, adding she had the right to do that at any time if she had simply told the people involved.

Vargas pleaded guilty in December to one count of attempted fraud and artifice, in return for other charges being dropped. She was indicted on five counts including two of forgery, two of fraud scheme and artifice and one of theft.

McGinley said if she violates her probation and ends up back in his courtroom, he will send her to prison.

\u201cYou will have used up all of everyone\u2019s good graces,\u201d he said.

Vargas and her sister, Lucianna Lopez, set the couple up from the beginning, Tucson Police Detective Jennifer Burns said during an interview last week, by telling them Lopez was Vargas\u2019 landlord and exaggerating by $100 per month the amount of rent due. Lopez, who was indicted on the same charges as her sister, still has her case pending.

The total in rent and other living expenses paid by the couple to Vargas over four to five months amounted to $6,014. That amount was reimbursed by the California-based Adoption Network Law Center.

The twins were removed from Vargas\u2019 care in May by Arizona\u2019s Department of Child Safety. Their status is not a matter of public record.

Neither Benjamin Mendola, a deputy Pima County attorney, nor Vargas\u2019 defense attorney, Michelle Bowan, would comment on the sentencing.

Mendola did not make a specific request for sentencing, other than pointing out Vargas had a prior conviction for theft and that she carried out the current crime for financial gain. He said there wasn\u2019t much he could add that went beyond Cantrell\u2019s letter to the court, which was not read aloud, but which Cantrell provided to the Star Tuesday.

\u201cOur final message to you, Karla, is simple. Get it together. Stop lying. Stop stealing. Stop hurting people,\u201d Cantrell wrote in her victim impact statement because she couldn\u2019t be present for the hearing.

\u201cYou are fortunate to have so many children, and even if none of them lives with you, you still can and should become a mother and productive citizen of which they can feel proud.\u201d

When the judge asked Vargas if she had anything to say before her sentencing, she answered, \u201cI\u2019m sorry.\u201d

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share \"a commitment to engage with all of the world.\"

Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, Pence said President-elect Donald Trump told him to pass on that \"we're going to do an infrastructure bill, and it's going to be big.\"

Trump, who consistently lamented the state of American bridges, roads and airports while campaigning, has promised to invest $1 trillion in transportation and infrastructure spending, though he has provided few details.

Pence also said the new administration will work with cities as partners. He looked ahead to Friday's inauguration, saying it will mark \"the dawn of a new era for our country, it's an era of growth and opportunity and renewed greatness for America.\"

Trump also made his first trip to Washington in weeks on Tuesday, as his inauguration festivities approach.

Trump flew in for a black-tie dinner honoring Tom Barrack, his longtime friend and head of the Inauguration Committee. The Chairman's Global Dinner drew nearly 150 diplomats and ambassadors, well-heeled donors, soon-to-be White House staffers and Cabinet picks.

\"We have great respect for your countries. We have great respect for our world,\" Trump told the group after he was introduced by Pence, who assured that the future president was willing to engage with the world, despite his \"America First\" mantra.

\"I'm not sure that the national media here in America completely understands the president-elect. I can assure you that the world will,\" Pence said, adding that Trump \"will be a president who puts America first, but we will work every day with nations around the world to advance the peace and prosperity of our allies and our friends across the world.\"

The president-elect is expected to return to New York after the dinner. He'll make his final trip to Washington on Thursday to attend a concert at the Lincoln Memorial and stay, as is custom for incoming presidents, at Blair House, the presidential guest quarters, the night before he's sworn in.

In New York on Tuesday, Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Trump has criticized the cost of Boeing's Air Force One program.

\"We made some great progress to refine requirements for Air Force One, to streamline the process, to streamline certain features, all of that will lead to a better airplane at a lower cost,\" Muilenberg said after the meeting. He said Trump \"is doing a good job as an agent of business\" and added that more conversations would be forthcoming. He did not set a timeline on settling on a final price tag.

Trump's comments on Twitter and to news organizations threatened to overshadow the pomp and circumstance of Friday's inauguration.

On Tuesday, the president-elect continued his attacks on Rep. John Lewis, whom he berated Saturday for challenging his legitimacy to be the next president. Trump said that the veteran African-American congressman from Georgia had wrongly claimed that it would be the first inauguration he's missed since 1987.

\"WRONG (or lie!)\" Trump tweeted. \"He boycotted Bush 43 also because he 'thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.' Sound familiar!\"

Lewis' office on Tuesday confirmed that the civil rights icon had missed George W. Bush's 2001 swearing-in, saying it was also a form of dissent.

Trump has been widely criticized for the comments and more than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott his inauguration. Trump had sought to ease friction Monday, meeting with a son of Martin Luther King Jr.

Asked about the boycott on a phone call with reporters, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said they would \"love for every member of Congress to attend but if they don't, we've got some great seats for others to partake in. It's a shame that these folks don't want to be part of the peaceful transfer of power.\"

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the boycott was a \"reflection of the division\" in the country.

Trump also put GOP lawmakers on the defensive Tuesday over their tax plan, after he called their approach \"too complicated\" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

At issue is a proposal called \"border adjustment\" that would tax imports to the U.S. while exempting exports. It's part of a sweeping planned rewrite of the U.S. tax code aimed at lowering overall rates on corporations from 35 percent to 20 percent.

\"Anytime I hear border adjustment, I don't love it,\" Trump said.

Trump also appeared to outline a different health care goal than many Republicans over the weekend. During interviews with The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, Trump said that after the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he'll offer \"insurance for everybody.\" Congressional Republicans have been careful to say that they want to provide \"universal access.\"

European Union nations bracing for Trump's ascension showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the European Union.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the Trump's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair share had \"caused astonishment.\"

Also this week, Trump's picks for Cabinet posts continue their trek to Capitol Hill to win support from lawmakers considering their confirmation for Cabinet positions.

On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana made his case to be interior secretary. And Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, has a confirmation hearing Tuesday evening.

___

Associated Press writers Julie Pace and Jill Colvin in Washington and Steve Peoples in New York contributed to this report.

___

Reach Lemire on Twitter at http://twitter.com/@JonLemire

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) \u2014 The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.

Orlando police Chief John Mina said Markeith Loyd, 41, was flushed out of an abandoned house and taken into custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 killing of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store.

Local television stations showed Loyd with a bloodied face as a half-dozen officers and deputies took him into police headquarters.

Mina tweeted, \"Captured and wearing Lt. Debra Clayton's handcuffs.\"

Loyd was wearing body armor and carrying two handguns \u2014 one equipped with a 100-round magazine \u2014 when he surrendered after a SWAT team surrounded the house in western Orlando, Mina said at a news conference. He said Loyd resisted arrest and had some facial injuries that were being treated.

Mina denied rumors that the arrest was the result of an anonymous tip, saying that Loyd was captured by the tireless efforts of law enforcement.

\"They've basically been living in their vehicles, using the bathroom in their vehicles, to try and do everything they could to bring justice for the Dixon family and for the Clayton family,\" Mina said.

Before the officer's shooting, authorities had been looking for Loyd for questioning in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. Clayton had been tipped off that he was in the area while she was at the store and was shot when she approached Loyd, who then fled.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at the news conference that the arrest is bittersweet, noting that in addition to Clayton, a deputy in his agency, Norman Lewis, died in a traffic crash during the manhunt for Loyd.

\"I believe that our entire community is going to breathe a sigh of relief at this point,\" Demings said. \"They will sleep better knowing tonight that... this maniac is off the streets.\"

Demings said Loyd would be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Dixon's death last month. Dixon's brother was shot and other relatives were threatened at the time. Loyd will face one count of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in the incident.

Police arrested a former supervisor at the fried chicken restaurant where Loyd worked, an ex-girlfriend and a niece last Tuesday and Wednesday on charges of helping him in the weeks after Loyd's ex-girlfriend was fatally shot.

Mina said he expects more arrests in the case for anyone who helped him evade police.

\"Anyone who harbored, aided or abetted him in any way is going to be arrested, and we know from our investigation that people did assist him,\" Mina said.

Hundreds of officers and deputies had been searching for Loyd, and a $100,000 reward was being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

The U.S. Marshals Service had added Loyd to its list of most wanted fugitives Tuesday and added $25,000 to the reward offer.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) \u2014 North Carolina State's beleaguered defense had enough.

Called out by coach Mark Gottfried after a miserable performance two nights earlier \u2014 and with things threatening to fall apart yet again \u2014 the Wolfpack regrouped down the stretch and held Pittsburgh to one field goal during the final eight minutes of a 79-74 victory Tuesday night.

Maverick Rowan and Terry Henderson each scored 21 points, with Rowan's point total a season high and his six 3-pointers matching a career best, to help the Wolfpack (13-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rally from seven points down in the second half and snap a three-game losing streak.

But the key of this one was the way N.C. State's defense turned things around down the stretch after Gottfried challenged them for their lack of toughness less than 48 hours earlier against the Yellow Jackets.

Pitt missed 10 of its 11 shots during the final eight minutes, including two in the final 30 seconds of what at the time was a three-point game.

\"We came out and they showed some toughness and some character, and I liked that about them,\" Gottfried said. \"It's a process in learning how to win, and what you have to do to win at this level, in this league, how hard you've got to play every night and how hard you've got to play on defense. ... This was a good, important game, the outcome the way it came out.\"

Michael Young scored 25 points, Cameron Johnson had 17 and Jamel Artis finished with 16 while Sheldon Jeter had 11 rebounds for the Panthers (12-7, 1-5), who have lost four in a row to take over sole possession of last place in the ACC.

Twice in the final minute, Pitt had the ball down by three. Artis missed a 3 with about 25 seconds to play, and after a parade of free throws an N.C. State turnover gave the Panthers one last chance, but Johnson missed another 3-pointer with about 3 seconds remaining.

Omer Yurtseven finished with 12 points and a season-high 16 rebounds for the Wolfpack while fellow freshman Dennis Smith Jr. had 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting.

BIG PICTURE

Pitt: In his second game wearing a mask \u2014 though this one was a newer model that gave him an improved field of vision \u2014 Young finally looked as close to comfortable as possible. He missed his first three shots \u2014 giving him 13 consecutive misses over two games \u2014 before burying a 3 from the top of the key with six minutes left in the first half, bringing some members of the Pitt bench to their feet. He finished 9 of 19 from the field with four 3s.

Being able to count on big numbers from Young despite the mask is \"critical for us to really even have a chance, honestly,\" coach Kevin Stallings said. \"Mike and Jamel have been great for us, and we need those two guys, but we can still get more out of Chris (Jones) and Sheldon.\"

N.C. State: That maligned defense came up big down the stretch \u2014 and such a stand hardly seemed likely after N.C. State allowed Pitt to make 14 of its first 18 shots in the second half. But the Wolfpack locked down and got stops on 10 of the 11 possessions that followed, an impressive stretch that coincided with a switch to a zone defense.

\"I didn't necessarily think our defense was that bad\" early in the half, Gottfried said. \"I just thought they got rolling. They made some tough ones.\"

STAR WATCH

In two career games against the Panthers, Rowan has made 10 of the 15 3-pointers he's attempted. That led Gottfried to quip: \"I wish we could play Pitt every night for Mav.\"

UP NEXT

Pitt: The Panthers return home and have the weekend off before a Jan. 24 rematch with No. 12 Louisville, which beat them 85-80 on Jan. 11.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack play host to instate rival Wake Forest on Saturday. They haven't lost to the Demon Deacons in Raleigh since 2005.

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All events are free unless otherwise noted.\u00a0

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain \u2014 La Vista at La Posada, 501 S. La Posada Circle, Green Valley. Interactive workshop for individuals living with chronic pain and their caregivers. 18 and up. 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Through Feb. 27. $35. 305-3410.

Tuesday

Alzheimer\u2019s Film and Discussion Series: Alzheimer\u2019s\u2013Facing The Facts \u2014 TMC Senior Services, 1400 N. Wilmot Road. Alzheimer\u2019s disease and the challenges and impact on care partners and family. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 24. 324-4345.

Wednesday

Mental Health First Aid Training \u2014 Plaza Arboleda Conference Center, 2502 N. Dodge Blvd. Information on identifying the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders/crises in adults, as well as risk factors and protective factors for this population. Ages 18 and up. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25. 325-4268.

Wednesday

Compassion and The Caregiver \u2014 The Core at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Information on cultivating compassion for caregiver fatigue and burnout by Mary-Frances O'Connor. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25. 324-2673.

Wednesday

Orthopaedic Lecture Series: Shoulder Pain and Movement Issues. \u2014 TMC Senior Services. Information on causes and treatments for shoulder issues such as pain and movement problems. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25. 324-4345.

Saturday

Sight Savers Free Eye Screenings \u2014 St. Elizabeth's Health Center, 140 W. Speedway. No age, insurance or health requirements. 8 a.m.-noon. Jan. 28. 694-1471.

Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference: Healing Spaces \u2014 Banner- University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Presentations throughout the day. Prior registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28. $20. 626-5040.

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) \u2014 Trey Moses scored a career-high 20 points, on 7-of-8 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a career-best four shots as Ball State pulled away in the second half for a 98-83 win over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.

Tayler Persons added 18 points, Franko House scored 16 on 7-of-11 shooting, Francis Kiapway added 14 points and Jeremie Tyler 10 for Ball State.

Tyler and Moses scored five points apiece during a 12-2 run that gave the Cardinals (12-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) a 60-50 lead with 12:10 to play. Braylon Rayson hit back-to-back 3s to cut Central Michigan's deficit to 62-59 fewer than two minutes later, but Ball State scored 15 of the next 18 points and the Chippewas never again threatened.

The Cardinals made 35 of 63 (55.6 percent) from the field and outrebounded Central Michigan 43-34.

Marcus Keene, who came in leading the nation in scoring at 28.7 points per game, made a career-high tying eight 3-pointers and finished with 29 points and seven assists for the Chippewas. Rayson had 20 points and David DiLeo added 14, including four 3s. Rayson and Keene were a combined 13 of 43 (32.6 percent) from the field.

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WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

9:30 p.m.

Donald Trump has been tweeting that his inauguration will bring record numbers of people to Washington \u2014 and he's doing his utmost to make that happen.

The Trump team is posting ads on Facebook and Twitter encouraging people to come to Washington for the inaugural festivities.

The ads say Trump \"wants to personally invite\" people to Thursday's inaugural welcome concert and Friday's swearing-in ceremony.

They include a video from Trump promising the concert will be \"really fantastic.\"

Christopher Geldart, the district's director of homeland security, says officials are planning for inaugural turnout of 800,000 to 900,000 people.

That would be a sizable turnout but nowhere near the 1.8 million who attended Barack Obama's first inauguration.

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9:10 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump will sit down Wednesday with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and a possible 2020 White House contender.

Cuomo says he hopes to use Wednesday's meeting in Manhattan to focus on the needs of New York state, including Cuomo's ambitious plans to upgrade and rebuild bridges, train stations and airports in New York City and around the state.

Trump and Cuomo have known each other for many years and spoke shortly after the Republican president-elect won the election in November.

Cuomo supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in the election. He has called on the state to stand up to the intolerance and discrimination that he says was revealed in the election.

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9:05 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump is telling a room filled with diplomats, well-heeled donors and soon-to-be White House staff that he's assembling a Cabinet \"the likes of which has never been assembled before.\"

Trump traveled to Washington Tuesday evening to attend the black-tie Chairman's Global Dinner, a pre-inauguration event that drew nearly 150 diplomats and ambassadors.

Trump told the group: \"We have great respect for your countries. We have great respect for our world.\"

Trump also joked about the \"beauties\" he'd considered as potential running mates, made a reference to the scrutiny his pick for secretary of state has received, and bragged about his support from bikers.

He also claimed people are predicting record crowds for his inauguration Friday. That's despite the fact that plenty of hotel rooms remain available.

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8:55 p.m.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates has agreed to stay on and run the Justice Department until a successor has been confirmed.

The Justice Department made the announcement Tuesday, saying Yates would begin serving as acting attorney general at the end of this week.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general and had his confirmation hearing last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is expected to be confirmed within weeks by the Republican-led Senate.

Yates will become acting attorney general effective at noon Friday, when Trump is sworn in.

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7 p.m.

France's ambassador to the United Nations says his nation has a message for President-elect Donald Trump: \"Stay committed to world affairs.\"

Francois Delattre tells reporters at France's U.N. Mission in New York that the United Nations is \"the key venue\" for carrying out that commitment, along with other international organizations, including NATO.

He says, \"That's why the U.N.-U.S. partnership is so critically important for the United Nations, and consequently for us all.\"

Trump has questioned the U.N.'s effectiveness, calling it \"just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.\" He has called NATO obsolete.

Delattre says of the U.S.-France relationship, \"We are not only the oldest ally but one of its closest friends \u2014 and a true friend is rarely a 'yes man.'\"

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6:25 p.m.

A former reality television show contestant who accused President-elect Donald Trump of aggressive, unwanted sexual advances has filed a defamation lawsuit against him.

Summer Zervos, a contestant on \"The Apprentice,\" announced the suit Tuesday in Los Angeles with her attorney Gloria Allred. She alleges Trump defamed her in tweets and at rallies when he said her claims were fabricated.

Zervos alleged in November that Trump accosted her in New York City and at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007. Tuesday's lawsuit had no new claims of sexual misconduct.

Allred is a Democratic activist, but says she's had no contact with Hillary Clinton about the suit.

Zervos says she'll drop her lawsuit if Trump retracts his claims.

Trump has said he never acted inappropriately toward Zervos. Trump's spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said Tuesday there is \"no truth to this absurd story.\"

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3:55 p.m.

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the rest of the high court are expected to attend Donald Trump's inauguration as president.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the eight justices will be on the West Front of the Capitol Friday for the ceremony.

Ginsburg criticized Trump in interviews with The Associated Press and other news organizations in July, then apologized for her comments a few days later. Trump fired back at Ginsburg on Twitter.

Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Trump, as is customary. Mike Pence has chosen Justice Clarence Thomas to administer the vice presidential oath.

One Supreme Court seat remains vacant, more than 11 months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump has said he will name a replacement soon.

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3:40 p.m.

A federal appeals court says protesters planning to demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump can't gather on key portions of the inaugural parade route.

The ruling Tuesday upholds National Park Service regulations that say most of the area known as Freedom Plaza and the sidewalks in front of the Trump International Hotel are limited to bleacher seating.

The Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition had argued that the restrictions favored the incoming administration over dissenting speech.

But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the regulations did not infringe on protesters' speech rights. Judge Cornelia Pillard says just 13 percent of the parade route was set aside for Presidential Inaugural Committee bleachers while 70 percent of the route is open to the public.

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2:55 p.m.

Most young Americans are concerned about the media's ability to report on Donald Trump and his efforts to obstruct coverage of his administration.

Most, too, think it's at least somewhat likely he will make it harder for Americans to express dissent.

That's according to a new GenForward poll of Americans aged 18 to 30.

Nearly two-thirds say they're either very or somewhat concerned about Trump trying to impede journalists as they report on his incoming administration.

Most young people in the poll also said Trump is likely to make dissent and protest more difficult. More than 7 in 10 young people say they have little to no confidence that Trump will show respect for people he disagrees with.

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2:35 p.m.

President Barack Obama has met with his national security team to discuss security preparations for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the president met with his team earlier that day and directed them to maintain a \"high state of vigilance\" during Friday's ceremony.

Washington is currently a maze of barricades and detours in preparation for the ceremony to inaugurate Trump as America's 45th president.

Earnest says Obama also discussed security issues related to Iraq and Syria with his team.

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2:30 p.m.

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.

Moore told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he felt that the criticism leveled at singer Jennifer Holliday, which led to her backing out of the event, was unfair. Several other musicians have also backed away from performing.

The 81-year-old Moore said he wasn't going to be intimidated by critics. He will perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration on Thursday. Others expected to play include country stars Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith.

Sam and Dave were known for their performance of Isaac Hayes' \"Soul Man.\"

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1:50 p.m.

The European Union's Iran nuclear envoy says it would be impossible to renegotiate the deal limiting uranium enrichment in the Islamic Republic even if President-elect Donald Trump wants to do so.

Helga Schmid said Tuesday \"there is a misunderstanding that you can renegotiate this agreement. This cannot be done.\"

Schmid said \"there is no willingness\" to reopen the talks among the five world nuclear powers plus Germany which reached the agreement with Iran on curbing its nuclear ambitions.

During election campaigning, Trump called the Iran nuclear pact \"stupid,\" a \"lopsided disgrace\" and the \"worst deal ever negotiated.\" Israel is deeply opposed to it.

Noting that the deal is endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, Schmid said \"it's a multilateral agreement that cannot be renegotiated bilaterally.\"

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1:45 p.m.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says a planned boycott by some members of Congress of Friday's inauguration ceremony is a \"reflection of the division\" in the country.

Speaking at his final daily press briefing Tuesday, Earnest said that members of Congress are \"freer to express their opinion in a way they choose,\" adding that they don't have \"the same kind of institutional responsibilities that the administration has.\"

Earnest said President Barack Obama spoke \"forcefully and with conviction about the determination he and his team would show\" in the transition with President-elect Donald Trump and his team.

The press secretary said they've tried to work with the Trump team, \"in spite of our in some case profound concerns with the rhetoric and policy positions that are being articulated by the other side.\"

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12:15 p.m.

The head of Boeing says \"great progress\" has been made in negotiations with President-elect Donald Trump to settle on a new price tag for the Air Force One program.

Trump last month blasted the proposed cost to replace the aging fleet of presidential aircraft. He met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg last month and again Tuesday in Trump Tower.

Muilenerg said they were working to \"to refine requirements for Air Force One, to streamline the process, to streamline certain features\" and \"all of that will lead to a better airplane at a lower cost.\"

He said Trump \"is doing a good job as an agent of business\" and added that more conversations would be forthcoming, though he did not set a timeline on settling on a final price tag.

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10:15 a.m.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee says Donald Trump will be sworn in as president Friday using two Bibles \u2014 his own and the Bible that Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration. The oath of office will be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Committee chairman Tom Barrack says Trump \"is humbled to place his hand on Bibles that hold special meaning both to his family and to our country.\"

Trump's Bible was presented to him by his mother upon his graduation from Sunday Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, on June 12, 1955. The Bible is a revised standard version published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in New York in 1953 and is embossed with Trump's name on the lower portion of the front cover.

The Lincoln Bible was purchased by William Thomas Carroll, clerk of the Supreme Court, and is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold-washed white metal rim along the edges of the covers. After Lincoln's first inauguration in 1861, it was next used for President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009 and again in 2013.

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8:39 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the Obama administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations.

Putin, speaking at a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday, described a dossier on Trump as part of efforts by the Obama administration to \"undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect\" despite his \"convincing\" victory.

Putin dismissed as \"fake\" the dossier's unverified allegations about Trump's sexual activities at a Moscow hotel. He added that people who ordered it are \"worse than prostitutes.\"

Trump has rejected the allegations as \"fake news\" and \"phony stuff.\"

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8:10 a.m.

Donald Trump is shrugging off polls that show him with low approval ratings.

The president-elect tweeted early Tuesday, \"The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.\"

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3:49 a.m.

A son of Martin Luther King Jr. says Donald Trump is talking unity.

Martin Luther King III said the president-elect spoke in a private meeting Sunday of representing all Americans. King III said he believes \"that's his intent.\"

Trump met with King's son on the holiday marking the life of the assassinated civil rights icon, just days after the president-elect had gone on Twitter to strike back fiercely at Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the billionaire businessman's election as president. Lewis and the elder King were among the Big Six civil rights leaders of the 1960s.

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) \u2014 Kwan Cheatham Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his third double-double this season and four starters reached double digits as Akron raced past Ohio 83-68 on Tuesday night, pushing its win streak to eight games.

Isaiah Johnson and Jimond Ivey scored 15 points each for the Zips (15-3, 5-0 Mid-American Conference), and Antino Jackson tossed in 11 with three 3-pointers. The win was Akron's 26th in a row at James A. Rhodes Arena, third longest in Division I.

Jaaron Simmons scored 19 points to lead the Bobcats, who trailed 38-35 after a half. Gavin Block scored to start the second half as Ohio (11-5, 3-2) came within two points, but Cheatham hit a jumper, Ivey dunked and Johnson added a layup to kick off a 22-10 run. Ohio didn't get closer than 12 points over the final 11 minutes.

Akron shot 55 percent (31-56) with nine 3-pointers.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) \u2014 Nate Navigato drilled 6 of 8 from beyond the arc to total a career-high 22 points as Toledo rolled over Bowling Green 85-73 on Tuesday night to get back on the winning track.

Navigato was 6 of 10 from the floor and made all four free throws while dishing out a career-best seven assists. Jonathan Williams had 20 points and Steve Taylor Jr. added 10 while grabbing 12 rebounds.

Toledo (10-8, 3-2 Mid-American) had won five straight before dropping two consecutive conference road games. The Rockets have beaten Bowling Green six straight to tie for most consecutive wins in the series.

Toledo led 43-32 at the break after finishing the first half on a 13-0 run. They took their largest lead, 66-44, with 9:10 remaining in the game.

Demajeo Wiggins had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Bowling Green (7-11, 1-4), which has dropped three straight.

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\"Aaron

After watching a Wild Card Weekend that was devoid of any exciting games, NFL fans were rewarded with a lively Divisional Round. Saturday's doubleheader was a nice warmup for what ended up being a thrilling pair of games on Sunday.

The spectacle of watching Aaron Rodgers, one of the league's all-time greats at the height of his powers, rip the hearts out of Cowboys fans everywhere was something to behold. His completion to Jared Cook with four seconds left that set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal was diabolically executed, a feat that's even more amazing considering Rodgers literally drew up the play in the huddle. For Dallas, it brought about an unceremonious end to what was a phenomenal season. For the rest of us, it means a heavyweight showdown this weekend between Rodgers, the hottest quarterback still standing, and Matt Ryan, the likely league MVP.

As we gear up for what should be another great week, PointAfter, a sports data site powered by Graphiq, used data from Bing Predicts to analyze Sunday's doubleheader. Bing Predicts uses web activity and social sentiment -- in addition to historical player, team and match stats -- to predict the outcome of NFL games. Web and social data allow Bing Predicts to capture real-time information about lineup changes and reaction to them to tune the strengths of teams.

First up is the NFC Championship Game, where the Atlanta Falcons will play their final game in the Georgia Dome. The Rodgers vs. Ryan matchup will garner most of the attention in what should be an entertaining shootout. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots square off in the AFC title game, with the Patriots attempting to reach their seventh Super Bowl in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.

Note: Also included with game predictions are the opening lines for each game, courtesy of Vegas Insider.

Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons

\"Matt

Bing Predicts winner: Falcons (63 percent)

Opening line: ATL -4
Kickoff time: 3:05 p.m. EST

Let's start with the negative from Aaron Rodgers' performance in Dallas. Rodgers threw his first interception since Week 10, ending a streak of 318 consecutive passes without a pick. Other than that, he was brilliant. Green Bay has now won eight straight games, making an improbable run to the conference title game after starting the season 4-6.

This game has all the makings for a shootout, as Atlanta boasts an offense that can outpace Rodgers and Co. The Falcons averaged 33.8 points per game this season, the highest for any team since the Broncos in 2013 (37.9). For all the attention Rodgers gets as the hottest quarterback in the league, Ryan has been on a similar tear as of late. In his last five games (including the playoffs), Ryan has completed 115 of 157 passes (73.2 percent) for 1,469 yards, 14 touchdowns and no interceptions. He's posted a passer rating of 120 or better in every game during that stretch.

Ryan should keep this up, as the Packers' defense ranked 26th in the regular season in opponents' passer rating (95.9). During their current win streak, Green Bay has allowed a passer rating above that mark four times. The list of quarterbacks to top the 95.9 mark: Brock Osweiler, Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott.

Ryan is clearly better than all of them, and he'll lead a very balanced offense that also ranked fifth in rushing yards per attempt (4.6). The Falcons' defense struggled often during the regular season but has rounded into form of late. In the team's 36-20 win over Seattle in the Divisional Round, the Seahawks averaged 6.45 yards per play in their first two drives (one touchdown and one field goal). In their final eight drives, Atlanta held Seattle to an average of 4.94 yards per play and picked Russell Wilson off twice, while also notching a safety during the second quarter.

Just like we said last week, Rodgers is playing at a level where, if he's at his best, he can be enough to swing the game in the Packers' favor almost single-handedly. He'll most likely be without Jordy Nelson, who missed last week's game in Dallas, though it didn't seem to slow down Green Bay's passing attack too much. But the Falcons are the more balanced team, and with the home-field advantage in what will be the last game in Georgia Dome history, Bing can't pick against the Dirty Birds.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots

\"Tom

Bing Predicts winner: Patriots (70 percent)

Opening line: NE -6
Kickoff time: 6:40 p.m. EST

The Patriots are viewed as heavy favorites to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2014 season, as Vegas is spotting the Steelers six points on the road. New England dispatched the Texans in a fairly boring Divisional Round game, while Pittsburgh squeaked the Chiefs in Kansas City, 18-16, in a game in which the Steelers' scoring output consisted of six field goals.

That Pittsburgh failed to find the end zone with Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown on the field is amazing, and that trio will need to take advantage of their scoring opportunities to have a chance this weekend. One factor in Pittsburgh's favor is that the Patriots haven't exactly faced a murderers' row of opposing quarterbacks.

Of the 14 different quarterbacks New England faced this season, 10 of them had passer ratings equal to or worse than 91.8, which was Andy Dalton's passer rating and ranked 15th among qualified players. Of the four who topped that mark, two of them were backups who only played part-time this season: Matt Moore (105.6) and Cody Kessler (92.3).

Among the group of passers who fell short of the 91.8 threshold is Landry Jones, the Steelers' backup quarterback who started against the Patriots in Week 7. New England won that game, 27-16, in Pittsburgh, but missing out on Big Ben was a huge break for the Pats. Jones completed 29 of 47 passes in that game for 281 yards, one touchdown and one interception, good for a 76.6 passer rating.

Despite not having Big Ben calling the shots, Bell still gashed the New England defense for 149 total yards from scrimmage. Bell should have another strong game, especially against a mediocre Patriots front seven. If the Steelers' Killer B's can capitalize on their scoring chances, this has a chance to be a much closer game than many expect.

In a classic misdirection, and despite all of the factors seemingly in Pittsburgh's favor, Bing doesn't advise picking against Tom Brady and Co. at home in the postseason. Brady did not impress in the Divisional Round, completing under 50 percent of his throws with two interceptions, but Pittsburgh's pass defense is not on the same level of Houston's. Expect him to bounce back on the big stage and send the Patriots back to the Super Bowl.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) \u2014 Matt Williams made 11 3-pointers and finished with 38 points, both career highs, and Central Florida rolled to an 86-64 victory over South Florida on Tuesday night.

Williams, who surpassed his previous career-best of 24 points and eight 3s, was 12 of 23 from the field. Tanksley Efianayi added 12 points for Central Florida (14-4, 5-1 American), which has won seven of eight. Tacko Fall and A.J. Davis scored 10 points apiece. Davis grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Geno Thorpe had 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting to lead South Florida (6-11, 0-6). Troy Holston added 16.

The Knights had a double-digit lead midway through the first half and built a 42-30 halftime lead. UCF stretched its lead to 20-points with 14:34 to play and cruised from there.

UCF outrebounded the Bulls 46-30, and shot 14 of 37 (38 percent) from long range. South Florida made 7 of 17 (41 percent0 from distance.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) \u2014 One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a \"sneaker wave\" as his wife looked on.

The man and his boy were but the latest to be lost to a sneaker wave, which are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. A leading expert says there needs to be greater awareness to prevent future tragedies.

In fact, Tuba Ozkan-Haller of Oregon State University has just finished the first year of a three-year research project to devise a sneaker-wave early warning system, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. She hopes the warnings will be sent out by the National Weather Service.

A sign along the trail to the beach warns of sneaker waves and high surf, though it was not immediately clear if warning signs are posted where Thomas and his family were.

The seas off Cape Blanco were not particularly rough on Sunday afternoon when Thomas, his wife and their son, who lived near Eugene, were on the beach, Ozkan-Haller noted.

But appearances can be deceptive.

\"People make up their minds about how safe an area is pretty quickly, after watching the beach for five minutes,\" Ozkan-Haller said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Corvallis. \"That doesn't give you the information you need to assess that an area is safe.\"

While the weather might be fine, a storm far out to sea, even across the Pacific, often generates such a wave. As it moves through the broad surf zone and over the gentle slope approaching Oregon's coast, one wave can catch up with another, combining forces and allowing it to run up further on the beach, said Ozkan-Haller, who is with OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Six years ago, a sneaker wave knocked two high school students from Eugene off a rock near Yachats, sending them into the turbulent waters where they drowned.

Stormier winter weather produces more sneaker waves, and victims are often bundled up in winter clothing, which weighs them down when they're soaked, Ozkan-Haller said.

When the sneaker wave came on Sunday, the tide was high \"so that means the dry beach was very narrow and there was not much space to run away,\" she said.

The Oregon State Police said Thomas' wife, Charity Woodrum, who is studying astrophysics at the University of Oregon, was an arm's distance away when her husband and her son were struck by the wave. Witnesses indicated the two were the only ones who were hit, Oregon State Police Capt. Bill Fugate said.

No one, even in a survival suit, would be expected to survive the high seas and cold water temperatures this long, Fugate said.

The U.S. Coast Guard searched Sunday and Monday with two helicopters and a 47-foot motorized life boat while state police and other rescuers used ATVs. They found only Thomas' jacket and a child carrier he had been wearing.

The Coast Guard, state police and local sheriff's office will continue to search for the bodies, Fugate said.

Messages of prayer and condolences were filling Thomas' Facebook page on Tuesday, which featured a photo of him and his son on another beach.

One woman wrote: \"as a person who has before lost a dear friend to the same waters, my heart breaks for this precious family.\"

Rick Warren, a host at Boice Cope Park not far from Cape Blanco, said: \"The beaches here are awesome, but they can be dangerous ... You never turn your back on the ocean.\"

\"They're called sneaker waves because people essentially don't watch them,\" he said. \"People go to the beach, not paying attention, looking for agates and walking.\"

Ozkan-Haller recommends that when people go to the beach in Northern California, Oregon and Washington state, which because of the nature of the coastline are susceptible to sneaker waves, they study the wave action and ensure escape routes aren't blocked by rocks or cliffs.

\"The more people learn and have a healthy respect for the ocean, the more that we can avoid these occurrences,\" Ozkan-Haller said.

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Follow Andrew Selsky on Twitter at https://twitter.com/andrewselsky

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) \u2014 A South Korean court has begun reviewing the arrest of a Samsung Electronics vice chairman who faces allegations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.

Lee Jae-yong, the only son of the Samsung chairman, has arrived Wednesday for the hearing at the Seoul Central District Court but said nothing to the huge media gathering awaiting him outside the court.

If the court approves the arrest, prosecutors will be able to detain Lee for a period of time set by the court before they formally bring charges against him. It would mark a stunning fall for a member of the business elite leading South Korea's most successful company.

A special prosecution team investigating the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye requested Lee's arrest, accusing the Samsung heir of bribing Park and her friend who faces a trial for secretly meddling in state affairs.

The 48-year-old faces allegations of giving bribes worth 43 billion won ($36 million) to Choi Soon-sil, the president's confidante, and the president to win the government's backing for a 2015 Samsung merger that was crucial as Samsung prepared the leadership succession from Lee's ailing father to Lee. The younger Lee has been serving as its de facto head since his father suffered a heart attack in 2014.

Lee also faces allegations of embezzlement and of lying under oath during a parliamentary hearing last month.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) \u2014 Longtime major league executive Dan O'Brien Sr. has died at 87.

The Texas Rangers said he died Monday in Dallas. The Rangers were one of four major league teams with whom O'Brien held front-office jobs over 45 years in professional baseball. O'Brien was the Rangers' second general manager, from 1973 to 1978.

He began his baseball career in 1955 as a minor league general manager and spent 10 years in the minors before joining the Rangers. He left Texas to become president and later general manager of the Seattle Mariners. He also worked in the front office with the Cleveland Indians, California Angels, Arizona Fall League and USA Baseball before his retirement in 2000.

His son, Dan O'Brien Jr., was general manager of the Cincinnati Reds during the 2004-05 seasons after working an assistant GM in Texas from 1996 to 2003.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) \u2014 University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.

The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she has or respond to inquiries seeking further details. Her condition had not previously been made public and emerged after a side effect from treatment sent her to the hospital Monday.

Her office said Napolitano has performed her duties at full capacity and is expected to be discharged in the next day or so. The president of the 10-campus system has kept the chairwoman of the UC Board of Regents informed throughout her treatment, which is nearly complete, the university said.

The rest of the board learned of Napolitano's diagnosis in a phone call Tuesday, followed by an email from chairwoman Monica Lozano.

\"As you no doubt have observed, Janet has been able to consistently perform her wide range of duties and extensive travel at full capacity,\" Lozano wrote. \"Yesterday, however, she experienced side effects from her treatment that required her to be briefly hospitalized.\"

A spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown, Evan Westrup, said Brown's office was contacted \"ahead of time\" about her illness but did not respond to a request for more specifics about when the governor was notified.

Napolitano is entitled to privacy about her medical condition as long as she can reasonably perform her duties, said George Annas, director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health.

\"This is both because medical privacy should be presumed for everyone, and it permits people to consider treatment options without having to consider how the public will react to each treatment decision and the effects of the treatment on the person,\" he said in an email.

Napolitano, who previously was treated successfully for breast cancer, was a two-term governor of Arizona, serving from 2003 to 2009, before leaving to join President Barack Obama's Cabinet. She was secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013.

Before that, she served as Arizona's attorney general from 1998 to 2003 and as the U.S. attorney for Arizona from 1993 to 1997.

Regent Norman J. Pattiz, who had cancer, said he had no idea Napolitano was sick and that he supported her decision to keep her cancer diagnosis and treatment out of the public light.

\"There is a tendency for people to look you a certain way when you are in cancer treatment, even though today most people survive cancer treatments and live a long and healthy life,\" Pattiz said.

Pattiz said he got the impression Napolitano will be back at work soon and will attend the UC Regents meeting next week.

Napolitano now oversees the 10 UC campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. She is among the highest-paid public employees in the state, receiving an annual salary of $570,000 and benefits totaling nearly $150,000 a year.

As president of the system since 2013, Napolitano has fought for additional funding for higher education, and she recently announced a policy saying UC employees will not assist government agencies trying to enforce federal immigration laws.

Napolitano has repeatedly sought to ensure students in the country illegally feel safe on UC campuses since the election of Donald Trump, who made immigration a key point of his campaign.

In the past year, she has faced ethics scandals involving the chancellors at two of the largest schools in the system, UC Berkeley and UC Davis, both of whom eventually resigned.

Napolitano was previously diagnosed with breast cancer and had her right breast removed in 2000. Four years later, she had surgery to remove her right ovary and an ovarian cyst, which was benign. She resumed a normal work schedule three days later.

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Associated Press writers Sudhin Thanawala and Olga R. Rodriguez in San Francisco and Sophia Bollag and Juliet Williams in Sacramento contributed to this report.

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With a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, Pima County supervisors extended the lease for Rillito Park horse racing through 2021, likely guaranteeing $1 million in private funding for needed repairs and improvements at the aging track.

Without the extension, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry had recommended the grandstand be demolished.

Before the vote, the supervisors heard from a number of people, the vast majority of whom spoke in favor of extending the lease and keeping Rillito horse racing alive.

\u201cWe need to honor the past, and history of horse racing, and history of events and concerts,\u201d said Page Repp, co-creator of the Dusk Music Festival held at Rillito. \u201cIf it\u2019s stewarded correctly, it can become the hub of an amazing amount of future activity.\u201d

The Tucson Soccer Academy\u2019s Ebie Aldaghi, one of a handful of speakers to ask the supervisors to stick to their 2006 resolution supporting complete conversion to sports fields, said more fields is what the board unanimously decided was \u201cbest for the community.\u201d

\u201cPlease don\u2019t stop now, don\u2019t lose your sight,\u201d he added.

County officials estimate that getting rid of the racing facilities and adding as many fields as the park can accommodate would cost around $8 million, an expense that is not budgeted .

Despite the years-long tension between horse racing and some local youth soccer organizations, which have advocated for converting the entire park to sports fields and moving the horse racing facilities, representatives of the two sides had positive things to say after the vote.

\u201cWe appreciate the opportunity to show that we can succeed,\u201d Russell True, director of the Rillito Park Foundation Board, a subsidiary that oversees horse racing and won the lease extension, told the Star after the vote.

\u201cWe\u2019re very pleased,\u201d said Ted Schmidt, president of the Pima County Junior Soccer League, the umbrella organization for regional youth soccer.

Schmidt has been a longtime advocate of expanding the number of fields at Rillito and across the county to alleviate growing shortages. However, given the county\u2019s tight budget and voters\u2019 2015 rejection of bonds that could have funded some park improvements, he said he appreciated the economic reality that makes moving horse racing and adding fields difficult.

\u201cI and the thousands of kids playing youth sport are very grateful that they have given concessions to youth sport in addition to the lease, to make it a better multi-use facility for everybody,\u201d he added.

Those concessions could include funding for additional field lighting (two of the 11 sports fields are unlit), a passageway from the four fields in the center of the track to outside it, and additional parking lot lighting to cut down on vandalism.

Less certain is a net system designed to prevent runaway balls from disrupting races. Huckelberry told the board it could cost up to $250,000, and other county officials have cited potential liability concerns.

The only available funds for such work come from a likely $1 million donation from the Bert W. Martin Foundation, the offer of which was contingent on the lease extension.

While it is private money, Huckelberry pointed out that any improvements at the county-owned facility must be approved by the board, and that things like lights for the parking lot benefit both sides.

True said the park foundation has \u201calways included soccer in our vision,\u201d adding that he\u2019s in favor of improvements that \u201cbenefit the park and everyone in general, as long as everything is prioritized appropriately.\u201d

A list of over $2 million in needed repairs and improvements for racing facilities was included in the lease amendment approved by the supervisors. Among the priorities listed were bringing racetrack bathrooms into ADA compliance, electrical work in the grandstand and clubhouse, and clubhouse roof repairs.

Huckelberry\u2019s recommendation to the board also included limiting race days to 16, something foundation President Jaye Wells previously told the Star could limit the potential of horse racing.

Wells did not return a call for comment on the board\u2019s decision.

WASTEWATER VOTE DELAYED

The supervisors were also set to consider a one-time 4 percent hike in the county sewer user fee, but opted to consider the increase at their next meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, after a 10:30 a.m. public hearing.

County officials said three 4 percent hikes are necessary to address declining revenues and rising debt service and operation costs.

The wastewater advisory committee recommended the supervisors approve just one increase as early as possible in 2017, and hold off on the others pending the completion of a sewer rate study expected by late spring.

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The Baboquivari Unified School District will receive 181 U.S. flags for its schools and district offices on Friday.

Superintendent Edna Morris will accept the flags from the nonprofit organization Flags for the Flagless, which donates Old Glory to schools, businesses, churches, homeowners and senior centers.

Officer Charles Foley, of the Tucson Police Department, is a co-founder of the flag organization and will meet with Morris in Sells to deliver the flags.

\u201cI am happy and grateful for the people that made this happen,\u201d said Foley, explaining that he met with Morris in December after she approached him to discuss the organization and its work in Tucson and across the nation in providing flags to schools that are in need of Old Glory.

\u201cThis is the single, largest donation that Flags for the Flagless has done,\u201d said Foley, adding that he is humbled to provide the flags for the children, along with their families, and the district employees.

The flags will be put up in classrooms at the district\u2019s Indian Oasis primary, elementary and intermediate campuses; Baboquivari High School and middle school campus; and the alternative high school.

All the schools, except Baboquivari High and middle schools, are located in Sells, which is the capital of the Tohono O\u2019odham Nation and is 60 miles southwest of Tucson. The nation is about the size of Connecticut.

Baboquivari High and the middle school campus is in Topawa, which is about 15 minutes south of Sells.

Foley initially formed Flags for the Flagless in 2014 to raise Old Glory on barren flagpoles in Tucson. The flag, said Foley, \u201crepresents freedom, responsibility and hope.\u201d

Paul Volpe, of Nova Home Loans, and his wife, Briana Volpe, who is a teacher, donated more than $2,000 for the purchase of the flags for the Baboquivari district. \u201cWe come from a military family and we realize the flag represents everybody in this country. There is a lot of meaning behind what it stands for \u2014 whether you are a new immigrant or from a long line of generations of Americans,\u201d said Volpe.

Volpe said his late father, James Thomas Volpe, was an Air Force veteran.

\u201cMy father passed away when I was 19, and his interment flag sits above my mantle at my house,\u201d said Volpe.

He said he is proud when it has flown at the University of Arizona football stadium for the past two Arizona Bowl games because of Flags for the Flagless.

Foley has raised veterans\u2019 interment flags at UA football games . Veterans\u2019 interment flags have also flown over Tucson on 13 flagpoles for the Fourth of July.

The Tucson community has supported Flags for the Flagless with about $10,000 in donations since it was founded.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Schadrac Casimir came off the bench to score 21 points as Iona dominated in the second half, beating Manhattan 82-67 on Tuesday night to even its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record.

The score was tied at 59 with 11:28 left. Sam Cassell Jr. drilled a 3-point jumper to start a 22-7 run as the Gaels pulled away in the final half of the second period. Iona limited the Jaspers to 24 second-half points.

Casimir almost had a perfect night, hitting 7 of 9 from the floor, making all three from distance, and dropping in all four free-throw attempts.

Jon Severe was 6 of 9 from the field for 18 points and Rickey McGill added 12 for Iona (11-8, 4-4).

The Gaels hit 11 of 23 from beyond the arc. Manhattan made 6 of 16 from distance.

Zavier Turner led the Jaspers (7-12, 2-6) with 20 points.

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The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted.

Abrams, Edward, 70, nurse practitioner, Jan. 8, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Allen, Nora L., 84, nurse, Jan. 15, Adair Dodge.

Barnette, Lawrence J., 62, landscaper, Jan. 9, Adair Dodge.

Bavery, William A., 87, sign man, Green Valley, Jan. 12, Adair Dodge.

Brown, Betty L., 87, homemaker, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 31, Evergreen Mortuary.

Callanan, Verna, 80, sewing machine operator, Jan. 7, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Chenowth, Douglas L., 61, Nov. 29, Adair Dodge.

Clark, Robert, 87, banker, Jan. 10, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Clark Jr., Neal A., 46, manager, Oro Valley, Jan. 13, Adair Avalon.

Cox, Duane L., 52, equipment operator, San Manuel, Jan. 11, Adair Dodge.

Craft, Mildred L., 91, homemaker, Marana, Dec. 30, Evergreen Mortuary.

Cummings, Gertrude, 89, driver, Jan. 11, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Curran-Martin, Marie, 76, counselor, Jan. 10, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Dodge, Charles D., 86, job setter, Jan. 2, Evergreen Mortuary.

Egan, Dorothy, 80, purchasing agent, Jan. 9, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Hopkins, Joan, 78, photographer, Jan. 7, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Horsfall, Frank, 77, scientist, Jan. 13, Adair Avalon.

Koster, Mary, 88, bookkeeper, Jan. 7, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Lynch, Catherine, 70, teacher, Jan. 3, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Matzkewitz, Clara, 98, supervisor, Jan. 8, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

McCully, Patrick S., 51, Jan. 11, Adair Dodge.

McKissick, Arlene, 77, nurse, Jan. 14, Adair Dodge.

Montano, Jimmie E., 75, manager, Costa Mesa, California, Jan. 10, Evergreen Mortuary.

Phillips, William, 69, military, Jan. 10, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Ramirez, Dorothy V., 95, homemaker, Dec. 29, Evergreen Mortuary.

Ray, Charles, 82, physician, Jan. 15, Adair Avalon.

Reeser, Robert, 65, machinist, Jan. 6, Bring\u2019s Broadway.

Rosenkrantz, Doris M., 90, sales, Jan. 4, Evergreen Mortuary.

White, Vera M., 92, note examiner, Jan. 10, Evergreen Mortuary.

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TOKYO (AP) \u2014 Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.

She ruffled some feathers early on by tweeting her opposition to Japan's dolphin hunt, shortly after her embassy issued a statement expressing \"disappointment\" that Japan's leader had visited a shrine that memorializes World War II war criminals, among others.

During her tenure, though, the conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and liberal U.S. President Barack Obama built a relationship of trust despite coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum.

\"She has great skills and authority as a convener, a much needed function in U.S.-Japan relations,\" said Kent Calder, the director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. \"She has been more of a network builder than a concrete policy initiator, but that is almost an inevitable role for ambassadors these days.\"

Her legacy includes facilitating Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima last May, one of two Japanese cities devastated by U.S. atomic bombs in 1945, Calder said. Kennedy was in Pearl Harbor at the end of last year when Abe reciprocated with a visit to the site of Japan's 1941 surprise attack that drew America into World War II.

On a smaller scale, some will remember the efforts of the first female U.S. ambassador to Japan to promote literacy and women's and LGBT rights, and for her visits to the northeast region slowly recovering from a deadly and destructive tsunami in 2011.

The daughter of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy arrived in November 2013 to more fanfare than the typical envoy. Thousands of onlookers lined streets to snap pictures and wave as she traveled by horse-drawn carriage to present her credentials to Japan's emperor. The procession was broadcast live on Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

Her popularity strained embassy resources, a 2015 U.S. government report found, because of the demands for her participation in events across the country. It noted that the embassy \"has now caught up on the backlog of gifts sent to the ambassador in her first six months in Japan.\"

Now 59, Kennedy is returning to her Manhattan home with husband Edwin Schlossberg, who split his time between Tokyo and New York. She hasn't indicated publicly what her future plans are.

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) \u2014 Trevis Wyche scored 17 points and Saint Peter's never trailed in a 69-55 victory over Fairfield on Tuesday night.

Wyche was 7 of 13 from the floor and made three 3-pointesrs. Quadir Welton added 12 points for the Peacocks (9-8, 5-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic) Conference), who have won four of their last five games.

Jerome Segura scored 13 points and made three 3s to lead Fairfield (8-8, 3-4), which has lost three straight. Tyler Nelson added 11 points and Jerry Johnson Jr. had 10. Amadou Sidibe grabbed 12 rebounds and chipped in eight points.

The Peacocks had a double-digit lead about midway through the first half and built a 38-27 halftime lead. St. Peter's stretched its lead to 15 points three minutes into the second half. The Stags pulled to 48-40 with 10:42 to play but didn't get closer.

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