Jackson, Watson divvy up wins at College Football Awards

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson poses with the Maxwell Award after being named the College Football Player of the Year Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — Lamar Jackson picked up another trophy for his marvelous season.



Biden says world will look to liberal Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden arrive at a state dinner on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as genuine leaders during a time when they are in short supply at a state dinner in his honor in Canada on Thursday night.



US Supreme Court lets Alabama execution go ahead

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr.. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson, is asking the governor to stop his execution because a judge imposed a death sentence over the jury's 7-5 recommendation of life imprisonment. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday said Alabama could execute an inmate convicted of killing a convenience store clerk, a decision handed down after a whirlwind of legal fillings and two court-ordered delays.



Raffl scores late, Flyers beat Oilers for 7th straight win

Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Raffl (12) celebrates with Jakub Voracek (93) after Raffle scored the go-ahead goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 6-5. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Raffl scored with 1:29 remaining to cap Philadelphia's rally from two goals down in a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night for the Flyers' seventh straight win.



The Latest: Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr.. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson, is asking the governor to stop his execution because a judge imposed a death sentence over the jury's 7-5 recommendation of life imprisonment. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):





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