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  • Official: Man on most-wanted terror list detained in Somalia

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A U.S. law enforcement official says a former taxi driver from northern Virginia included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been detained in Somalia. The official said 29-year-old Liban (LEE'-bahn) Mohamed is currently in ...

  • Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

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    (AP) General manager Marc Bergevin has added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, Ken Holland provided his young team a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As for the Toronto Maple Leafs, their long-expected purge ...

  • Caesars reports 4Q, annual losses; CEO encouraged by 2015

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gambling gods were not kind to Caesars Entertainment Corp. in the fourth quarter. The Las Vegas company reported a loss of over $1 billion during the final three months of the ...

  • Area of police shooting long a haven for the destitute

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row section of Los Angeles, where police officers fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday during a fierce struggle captured on video, is notorious as one of the nation's most gritty and depressing areas. ...

  • Ebola survivor leaves US after recovery to return to Africa

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    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year. A spokesman for the North Carolina-based charity SIM said Monday that Nancy Writebol is returning ...

  • Ohio sues BP for more than $33M in cleanup of storage tanks

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    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds ...

  • Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

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    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia artist says that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress. Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a ...

  • Proposal would allow governor and lieutenant governor ticket

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    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson is proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the governor and lieutenant governor to be jointly elected. Hutchinson presented SJR 3 to the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections alongside former ...

  • NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome. Qualifying ...

  • Former Yavapai County sheriff 'Curly' Moore dies at age 86

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Former Yavapai County Sheriff H. "Curly" Moore has died. Sheriff's officials say the 86-year-old Moore died Monday in Henderson, Nevada. The cause of death wasn't immediately released. Moore served as the sheriff of the north-central Arizona ...

  • House backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct. The bill is one of several measures proposed by GOP lawmakers to crack ...

  • Harden suspended 1 game for kicking James in the groin

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston's 105-103 victory over Cleveland ...

  • Southern California man charged with raping teen over 5 days

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    (AP) VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities have arrested a man they allege kidnapped a 16-year-old New York girl and raped her over five days in a recreational vehicle. Forty-nine-year-old Buck Wylde Murphy, of Victorville, was arrested Thursday in Apple ...

  • Susan Rice: Bad Iran nuclear deal is worse than no deal

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser says a bad nuclear deal with Iran is worse than no deal at all. Susan Rice is speaking to the annual meeting of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC. Her speech comes a ...

  • Tigers SS Iglesias back on field in win over Fla Southern

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    (AP) LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias played in his first game in more than a year, and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 12-2 Monday at spring training. As planned, Iglesias played one inning. He caught a popup in ...

  • To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) NFL games have begun for 2015. Don't bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it's tag. Monday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players who are ...

  • Contractor: Texas inmates in uprising wanted transfer

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    (AP) RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — A private contractor that operates a Texas prison where inmates set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility says prisoners orchestrated the uprising to get transferred. Utah-based Management & Training Corp. ...

  • Congress clears bill to award gold medal to Selma marchers

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the ...

  • Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk." Co-host Julie Chen announced on Monday's episode that Gilbert welcomed a son over the weekend. It's Gilbert's first with wife Linda Perry. Chen said ...

  • Joe Gibbs Racing picks 3 drivers for Busch's Xfinity car

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    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has planned for at least 14 Xfinity Series races that Kyle Busch will miss as he continues to recover from a broken right leg and broken left foot. JGR has already hired David ...

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