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In a nail biter, the Baltimore Ravens topped the San Francisco 49ers during the Super Bowl XLVII, during which a half-hour long blackout added to the drama. But in between plays there were 10 ads that stood out. Here are the ads that will be the buzz around the water cooler - and on social media sites - on Monday. 1. Chrysler's two-minute spot during halftime was a salute to troops and their families. The ad featured Oprah Winfrey reading a letter from the Jeep brand to encourage families to stay hopeful until their loved ones return.
LEICESTER, England (AP) -- He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch's 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester - a discovery Richard's fans say will rewrite the history books.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of his gun proposals on Capitol Hill uncertain, President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota got into another game that was more about poise and hustle than shooting and passing. This time, the Gophers pulled out a victory. Austin Hollins hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Minnesota to a 62-59 win over Iowa on Sunday afternoon. “We showed a lot of heart toward the end of the game,” Hollins said. He finished with 17 points to help the Gophers (17-5, 5-4 Big Ten) survive the scrappy Hawkeyes (14-8, 3-6) and escape with an important win.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bill Parcells was a winner everywhere he coached. Time and time again, he took over struggling franchises and showed them what it takes to be a success, including a pair of Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants. Parcells pulled off another victory Saturday — election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Getting in on his fourth try, Parcells led an induction class that also included mouthy defensive lineman Warren Sapp, prolific receiver Cris Carter and a pair of stalwarts from the trenches, offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise. Strange way to describe career-threatening major knee surgery. The Minnesota Vikings’ star came back better than ever, just missing Eric Dickerson’s longstanding rushing record and closing out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. As sort of an added bonus, he beat Peyton Manning for both of them Saturday night.
NEW ORLEANS — A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation’s biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Flacco, voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason. Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record, to give Baltimore a 28-6 lead.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maybe Pau Gasol deserves to start after all. Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds in his return to the starting lineup and Kobe Bryant nearly had a triple-double in leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 111-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time in more than five years. It was just a number on a board, but it was enough to raise the hopes of some investors and cause others concern about an overheated market. And it brought reminders of a different era, back before the financial crisis rocked the world economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.