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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the winner of a record-tying third Super Bowl MVP award and fourth Lombardi Trophy. He led New England to a 28-24 comeback victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Sunday night's Super Bowl. Brady completed 37 of 50 passes for 328 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is doing everything in its power to try to rescue an American woman being held by Islamic State militants. A day after a Japanese journalist held by the militants was purportedly beheaded, Obama tells NBC the U.S. and its allies are deploying all available tools to identify a 26-year-old U.S. aid worker's location.

TOKYO (AP) — The wife of the recently slain Japanese hostage says she's devastated. But Rinko Jogo says she's extremely proud of her husband, journalist Kenji Goto (KEN'-jee GOH'-toh), who she says "reported the plight of people in conflict areas." Goto was beheaded by Islamic State extremists. Jogo thanked those who supported the family and requested privacy to deal with their loss.

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A former star of the "Power Rangers" TV series is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword. Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say Ricardo Medina was jailed Sunday in the death of Joshua Sutter. Medina played the Red Ranger on "Power Rangers Wild Force" in 2002 and later played Deker on "Power Rangers Samurai."

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say they have arrested three naked protesters for violating the city's ban on public nudity. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday's demonstration in the Castro District was called to mark the second anniversary of the city law, which bans public nudity except at events whose sponsors obtain permits.

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