Australian freed by jihadis arrives in Burkina Faso capital

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An elderly Australian woman who was kidnapped along with her husband by al-Qaida militants has arrived in Burkina Faso's capital after she was released. Jocelyn Elliott and her husband were kidnapped in mid-January in the country's north, where they have run a medical clinic for four decades.

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SUPER BOWL Broncos defense dominates in 24-10 Super Bowl win over the Panthers SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Broncos linebacker Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Russia's central bank revokes licenses of 2 banks

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Central Bank has withdrawn the licenses from two of the country's banks as part of a larger effort to consolidate the banking sector. The Central Bank announced on Monday that it has revoked Interkommerzbank's license. It said there was a significant imbalance between the assets and liabilities of the country's 67th largest bank. It also withdrew the license of the country's 186th largest bank, Alta Bank.

Dominant D carries Manning, Broncos to 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL's wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy game plans. Manning's possible farewell game in Super Bowl 50 was a throwback to the 1970s when his father Archie was running away from dominant defenses such as the Steel Curtain and Doomsday.

Aqib Talib calls Levi's Stadium turf "terrible"

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- T.J. Ward slipped twice on the same play. Blame that turf. The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers to win the Super Bowl, and some players weren't happy with the field at Levi's Stadium. "The footing on the field was terrible," Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said. "San Fran has to play eight games on that field so they better do something to get it fixed. It was terrible.

Newton, Panthers vow to get back to Super Bowl after loss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn't say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league's MVP did promise this: "We'll be back." But will they? Only time will tell. The Panthers could fade into oblivion, like the San Francisco 49ers did after losing the Super Bowl three years ago.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- After his Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl 24-10 over the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Peyton Manning said he would "take some time to reflect" before deciding if he will retire. The 18-year veteran got his 200th career victory and second title in this Super Bowl.

Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

DENVER (AP) -- By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to its own success. The contradiction is most evident when the rubber hits Colorado's aging and underfunded roads.

Asian stock markets inch higher in holiday-thinned trading

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 17,004.30 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 4,975.40. Thailand's SET added 0.3 percent to 1,307.56. India's Sensex was little changed at 24,632.26.

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets

DENVER (AP) -- Bronco fans have taken their celebration of Denver's Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers to downtown streets. Scores of fans gathered Sunday night in central Denver for impromptu partying. Longtime supporter Susan Tomlinson summed it up for many: "I've been a Broncos fan for 45 years. Way to go! What a run off for (Peyton) Manning for his last rodeo.

North Carolina Gov. McCrory in minor crash after Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sustained minor injuries after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended shortly after the Carolina Panthers' Super Bowl loss. California Highway Patrol Officer Ross Lee said the vehicle was traveling on State Route 237 around 8 p.m. Sunday after leaving Levi's Stadium when it was hit from behind by a Mercedes. McCrory's press secretary says the car the governor was riding in was totaled.

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SUPER BOWL Denver gets defensive in winning Super Bowl 50 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Denver's defense was pretty nifty in Super Bowl 50. The Broncos defense had powered Denver all season. And for one final game, the Broncos defense carried Denver to its third Super Bowl triumph, 24-10 over the mistake-prone Carolina Panthers.

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37. Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reported that Tsao Wei-ling called out "Here I am" as rescuers dug through to find her.

Tattoos on the rebound in Cuba after years underground

HAVANA (AP) -- Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm. "That's really good," the 21-year-old art student says, and Coca presses his electric needle to her forearm.

Wade Phillips earns his first Super Bowl title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Wade Phillips stood at the podium, pumped his right hand in the air and screamed: "Yes!" Son of Bum is a champion. Phillips' smothering defense shut down Cam Newton and the Denver Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 to give Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title Sunday. They wouldn't have done it without Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the rest of Phillips' D. "We were underdogs," Phillips said.

Broncos step on Panthers...Parts of New England to get heavy snow... UN Security Council condemns NKorea

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Thanks to Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Orange Rush, Peyton Manning can go out on top if he chooses.. Miller had 2 1/2 sacks, forced Cam Newton to fumble twice and the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 to win Denver's third Super Bowl title. For Manning, the victory was his 200th career win and second Super Bowl championship.

Column: As ugly as it was, it was beautiful for Manning

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera had seen enough. With 2:08 left in one of the ugliest Super Bowls you'll ever see, he threw in the towel. Actually, Rivera ordered a punt on fourth down.