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  • AP Top Sports News At 4:19 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal NCAA board endorses more power for big schools Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs Kosar believes he's off TV ...

  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

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    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless ...

  • Microsoft 3Q earnings beat Street expectations

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    (AP) REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. posted flat revenue and a decline in net income for the fiscal third quarter. The results still beat analyst expectations. Net income in the quarter through March 31 came to $5.66 billion, or 68 ...

  • Young, Granderson, Colon lead Mets over Cards 4-1

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Young homered to start New York's comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday to send Lance ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 6-9-5 (six, nine, five)

  • Mets 4, Cardinals 1

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    (AP) St. Louis New York ab r h bi ab r h bi MCrpnt 3b 4 0 0 0 EYong lf 4 2 1 0 Jay cf 4 0 1 0 DnMrp 2b 3 0 2 2 Hollidy lf 3 0 ...

  • Stocks edge higher on earnings gains; Apple up

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain. Apple also announced a stock split, a dividend increase and a larger share repurchase program. The stock gained 8 ...

  • Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has ...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit April 23 17,479,418 Statutory debt limit suspended Total public debt ...

  • Basketball star Wells settles suit against Xavier

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    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Xavier University basketball player has settled his lawsuit against the school over their handling of what he says was a false rape allegation. Federal Judge S. Arthur Spiegel dismissed Dez Wells' lawsuit against Xavier on ...

  • North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste

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    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the ...

  • Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base

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    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there. Navy spokesman Brian O'Rourke said Thursday that a shelter-in-place order was issued ...

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERS

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    (AP) Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 19th. FICTION 1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 2. "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. "The Collector" by Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult) 4. "Frozen" by Victoria Saxon (Random House) 5. "Hard ...

  • Gaga over gorillas? 2 babies arrive at Bronx Zoo

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City zoo is celebrating the arrivals of two baby western lowland gorillas. They're the first gorillas born at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo since 2006. Zoo officials said Thursday the babies' genders ...

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

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    (AP) 1. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton's Children) 2. "The Collector" by Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult) 3. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. "Heaven Is for Real" by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) ...

  • University: Details of sperm mix-up still mystery

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    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he ...

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

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    (AP) Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 19th. FICTION 1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 2. "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. "The Collector" by Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult) 4. "Frozen" by Victoria Saxon (Random House) 5. "Hard ...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them ...

  • NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to ...

  • Cingrani, Ludwick lift Reds over Pirates 2-1

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    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after a pair of Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday. The Reds won for the seventh time in nine ...

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