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  • Officers opened fire on a woman on U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning after she nearly ran over multiple U.S. Capitol Police officers while fleeing from a traffic stop, authorities said. >> Read more trending stories No injuries were reported. Officers spotted a woman driving erratically around 9 a.m. on Independence Avenue and attempted to stop her car, Capitol police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. The unidentified woman made a U-turn and fled. She stopped the sedan near the intersection of Washington and Independence avenues, where authorities apparently fired shots at the woman. Malecki declined to say where the bullets landed or how many shots were fired. The incident did not appear to be related to terrorism. “This appears to be criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism,” Malecki said.
  • though the shades of the color have varied. UCLA has been the most frequent No. 1 in the AP ranking with 134 appearances at the top, mostly thanks to coach John Wooden's unmatched dynasty on the 1960s and '70s. Next come Duke (129), Kentucky (124), North Carolina (110) and Kansas (65). The Associated Press has been ranking the best programs in college basketball since January 1949. Over 68 years and more than 1,100 polls, a total of 59 schools have been ranked No. 1, starting with Saint Louis. The Billikens wear blue. Maybe it was a sign of things to come. Wooden had been coaching at UCLA for 15 years, successful but without winning a national title. That changed in the 1963-64, when the Bruins went 30-0 and won the NCAA Tournament. It was the first of 10 championships in a 12-year span for UCLA. The Bruins were a regular fixture atop the AP rankings during UCLA's era of dominance. Three of those championships ('67, '68 and '69) were won with Lew Alcindor, now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bill Walton played center on the '72 and '73 title teams. 'While our practices were the most demanding endeavors that I've ever been a part of, so physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically taxing, there is always the sense of joy, of celebration and of people having fun playing a simple game,' Walton wrote on his website in a tribute to Wooden . 'Always positive, always constructive, John Wooden drives us in ways and directions that we are not aware of, always with the goal of making us better. It is never about him, never about the struggle for material accumulation, but always about individual skill and personal development within the framework of the team, the game and UCLA.' UCLA strung together a streak of 46 straight No. 1 rankings, starting in 1970-71 and ending in the 1973-1974 season. The next closest streak of consecutive No. 1 rankings belongs to Ohio State, which had 27 straight spanning the 1960-61 and 1961-62 seasons. Wooden's players did not only leave UCLA with records and championship rings, but with lessons for life. 'He wanted to win, but not more than anything ... My relationship with him has been one of the most significant of my life,' Abdul-Jabbar wrote in his book, 'Kareem,' ''The consummate teacher, he taught us that the best you are capable of is victory enough, and that you can't walk until you crawl, that gentle but profound truth about growing up.' Wooden was coach for 121 of the Bruins' No. 1 appearances. No other coach has more, but one is close. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is six No. 1 rankings away from tying Wooden. North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach, Dean Smith, led the Tar Heels to 61 No. 1 rankings. Kentucky and its Big Blue Nation has been No. 1 in each decade of the AP poll, the only program to pull off that feat. It has been 42 years since Wooden coaches his last game at UCLA, but his time as the Wizard of Westwood is still the standard in college basketball. ___ Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 __ This story has been corrected to reflect that Bill Walton won titles with UCLA in 1972 and 1973, not in the 1960s.
  • New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia has accepted a 15-game suspension without pay under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. MLB announced the suspension Wednesday, and Familia has agreed not to appeal. The suspension stems from Familia's Oct. 31 arrest on a simple assault charge. Prosecutors later dropped charges. Familia's suspension will begin on opening day. He is eligible to continue to participate in all spring training and exhibition games and activities leading up to opening day.
  • The lionfish has a venomous reputation with its ability to multiply like crazy, gobble up numerous crustaceans and fish, and swim around the waters off Florida without any predator in sight.  Well, they may soon meet their match.  >> Read more trending news A group called Robots in Service of the Environment, or RISE, said it has created a robot that will help to eliminate these zebra-striped invasives, according to Mashable. Colin Angle, who co-founded RISE with his wife Erika, told Mashable that the robot will be unveiled next month. However, they did provide a few tidbits on how it will operate. Essentially the robot will stun the fish, suck them into its ‘belly’ and then rise to the surface once it has a full load. The idea is to then deliver the fish to restaurants and stores, Angle said.  Most scientists and environmentalists are worried about lionfish because they can produce up to 30,000 eggs every four to five days, according to RISE. That’s about 2 million eggs a year.  Each lionfish can eat 20 fish in 30 minutes.  Read more at Mashable.