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2009-12-21T18:22:20-0600

WASHINGTON — The federal government will impose big fines starting this spring on airlines that keep passengers waiting on runways too long without feeding them or letting them off the plane.

Texas cuts into KU's lead in AP hoops poll

Kansas will be spending at least one more week atop The Associated Press' college basketball poll, a spot it has held all season.

Florida's speedy threat James out of Sugar Bowl

Florida's Brandon James, who leads the team in all-purpose yards, will not play in the Sugar Bowl after having surgery on his right foot.

The Day After: Is Favre coach and QB?

A day after Brad Childress and Brett Favre argued on the sidelines, it's hard to tell.

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and indus

Four-time NASCAR champ Johnson is AP's top athlete

Don't believe drivers are athletes? Tell that to AP athlete of the year Jimmie Johnson

Favre struggles as Panthers stifle Vikings

It was supposed to be a night when the Minnesota Vikings celebrated a division title and inched closer to the best record in the NFC.