Purim festival celebrates giving

Purim is a festive holiday in the Jewish faith. It celebrates the salvation of Jews in ancient Persia from a plot by the country's prime minister, Haman, to kill all of the Jews in a single day.

Giants' Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks after breaking forearm

San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.

J.B. Holmes matches tournament record with 62 at Cadillac Championship

DORAL, Fla. - J.B. Holmes shot 10-under-par 62, which tied the tournament record at the Cadillac Championship, to take a four-shot lead at Trump National Doral.

Islanders rally past Predators, take lead in Metropolitan Division

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Brock Nelson scored with 6:08 left, helping the New York Islanders rally after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Blixt did his best - a tie for second - in first Masters

Few likely remember that Jonas Blixt finished in second place at last year's Masters Tournament.

How much sugar is in that? A look at soup, salad dressing and other foods with sugar

The World Health Organiza­tion finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake of added sugars to just 5 to 10 percent of overall calories, which translates to about 25 to 50 grams of sugar a day for most people.

Hawks surge past Harden-less Rockets

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth consecutive game.

Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years

NEW YORK - For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000.

Cubs will ask for more time to finish upgrades

When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field in April, players and fans alike might feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.

Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts sales gain

Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts rise in US sales as strong economy trumps weather.