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'Good Wife' creators welcome show's end; possible spinoff?

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King say they welcomed CBS' decision to end the series, allowing them to write its final chapter. The Kings already had decided to exit as executive producers after this season, the seventh, leaving CBS to weigh whether to keep the critically acclaimed show afloat without them.

Woman found dead in Hanahan; Police term it suspicious

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) -- Police say the death of a 68-year-old woman found in her home in Hanahan is suspicious. The Berkeley County Coroner's office has identified the woman found shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Monday as Frances Anderson. Hanahan Police Capt. Michael Fowler tells local media outlets that the death appears suspicious. He did not say how police learned of the death. No cause of death or other details were released.

Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong community relationships or a commitment to officer safety, Lynch said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press.

Cyprus ends tender for medium-term gas supply

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' Natural Gas Co. says it has ended a two-year bid to find suppliers of natural gas to fire up the east Mediterranean island's main power plant. The company, or DEFA, said in brief statement Monday that it was "unable to agree terms" for the supply of gas with any bidder. It said bidders have been notified that the tender is concluded, offering no other details.

Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

DALLAS (AP) -- Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that's being investigated by police that she lost hearing in one ear. An affidavit filed by Colleen Crowley was obtained by KXAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1olRUCr ). Crowley won a protective order last week against Manziel, the Cleveland Browns quarterback who is being investigated on allegations of domestic violence.

North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina state attorneys have asked a federal court to delay its order directing legislators draw new congressional districts by the end of next week. They are asking for the delay because the state's primaries are just five weeks away. A three-judge panel found the 1st and 12th Districts unconstitutional because state lawmakers relied too much on race in drawing them in 2011.

Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller's docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. "I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if you could make the plane do backflips on the way home," Miller said Monday after accepting the Super Bowl MVP trophy from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "It's definitely going to be a magical week for us.

Will Osweiler step in as Peyton steps out in Denver?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take a snap. Brock Osweiler is a free agent the Broncos probably can't afford to lose if Peyton Manning retires. And judging by how much the five-time NFL MVP's game has deteriorated through age and injury, a decision to do anything but leave pro football as a champion would be foolhardy.

Five Things to Watch in the NH Primary

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Tuesday will be a critical moment on the road to the White House as residents of the Granite State cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. With independents making up more than 40 percent of the electorate, the New Hampshire primary can often surprise, and that may be the case Tuesday. Here are the five things to watch for when New Hampshire votes: 1. The Sanders-Clinton Expectations Game Sen.

FAA: More registered drone operators than licensed pilots

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. There are 320,000 licensed pilots of manned aircraft.

Gwyneth Paltrow testifies that man's letters were upsetting

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he sent her upsetting letters discussing his intention to marry her, her death, pornography and unsolicited gifts. Dante Soiu is accused of stalking the Oscar-winning actress for 17 years, but the case focuses on the most recent batch of 66 messages he's sent her between 2009 and 2015.

Biography of Brett Favre coming out in November

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brett Favre, selected last weekend for the NFL Hall of Fame, will be the subject of a biography coming out in November. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired Jeff Pearlman's "Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre." According to the publisher, Pearlman will draw upon hundreds of interviews, including friends and family members.

Mountain snowpack above normal across Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday. Winter snowpack was 109 percent of normal across the state, but the numbers varied by location, according to a Feb. 1 report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year

NEW YORK (AP) -- Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years. That makes Sunday's game the third most-watched event in U.S. television history, the Nielsen company said Monday. Last year's down-to-the-wire contest between New England and Seattle keeps the record with 114.4 million viewers.

"Taxi Driver" Turns 40 Today

(NEW YORK) -- Monday, February 8 marks 40 years since Taxi Driver first hit theaters, grabbing us by the throat and dragging us into lead character Travis Bickle's dark, twisted world. The film, which starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel, was an instant classic, the 12th-highest-grossing movie of 1976.  It earned four Academy Award nominations and won the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or.

"black-ish," "Empire" Winners at NAACP Image Awards

(PASADENA, Calif.) -- ABC's black-ish and the Fox drama Empire won major awards Friday night at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, held Friday night in Pasadena, California. black-ish was named outstanding comedy series, while stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross received acting prizes. Anderson was the host of the ceremony. Empire earned the award for outstanding drama series, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson were honored for their performances on the show.

Chinese New Year Fireworks So Dangerous That Only a Few Get to Witness

(HONG KONG) -- For much of the next two weeks, millions of Chinese will welcome in the Year of Monkey, which begins Monday, with a cavalcade of fireworks lighting up the night's sky. In almost every corner of every city or village in Mainland China, families will light their own firecrackers and boxes of fireworks, with the sounds and flashes of explosions lingering each night into the early hours of the morning.

Conan O'Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) -- Conan O'Brien is coming to Harvard to talk about the value of a liberal arts education. The late night TV host will visit the Cambridge campus on Friday for a conversation about arts and education with university President Drew Faust, followed by questions from the audience. O'Brien is a Brookline native and a 1985 graduate of the Ivy League university, which has about 29,000 students.