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  • An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight. Freddie Roach may be ...

  • Astros 6, Phillies 3

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    (AP) Philadelphia Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 3 0 0 0 Grossman lf 3 1 2 2 Jor.Danks cf 1 0 0 0 P.Tucker lf 0 0 0 0 C.Hernandez 2b 2 0 0 0 ...

  • Iraq says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" ancient site

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the Nimrud archaeological site near the northern city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles. The statement, posted on the ministry's Facebook page Thursday, does not elaborate ...

  • Bill suspending prevailing wage passes Assembly

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    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has passed a bill loathed by Democrats because it would suspend prevailing wage rules on school construction projects. The Assembly approved the measure 23-19 on Thursday. SB119 is a two-part bill that ...

  • Funds flowing to My Brother's Keeper after first year

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Even more money than expected has been committed to President Barack Obama's initiative aimed at helping young minority men of color. White House officials said Thursday more than $300 million in grants and in-kind resources have been ...

  • Yankees 2, Pirates 1

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    (AP) New York Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Ellsbury cf 3 0 0 0 Tabata lf 2 0 0 0 J.Cave cf 1 0 0 0 M.Rojas Jr. lf 2 0 0 0 Gardner lf 1 0 ...

  • Former No. 1 Rios asks for doping check of Korda from 1998

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    (AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile officials say they will back a request by former world No. 1 Marcelo Rios to have the International Tennis Federation investigate whether Petr Korda committed a doping violation in the 1998 Australian Open. Korda beat ...

  • Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants 'bulldoze' Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants 'bulldoze' Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul.

  • Will they rise? Rate worries weigh on dividend stocks

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dividend investing used to be so easy, not to mention lucrative. But it may be set to get a lot different. Stocks that pay the biggest dividends took a nosedive last month. Power and gas utilities ...

  • States on edge about the future of health insurance markets

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for the states to come up ...

  • Undefeated Crawford moves for junior welterweight title shot

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    (AP) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford is moving up in weight to fight for the vacant junior welterweight title in his first bout of 2015. He will take on No. 2 world-rated junior welterweight contender Thomas ...

  • A robust US job market is expected to keep delivering

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after the most vigorous three-month hiring spree in 17 years, U.S. employers are showing few signs of letting up. Job growth for February, to be reported Friday, might not match the furious pace of November through ...

  • Only female chair of House committee says she'll retire

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The only woman to chair a House committee says she will retire from Congress when her term expires at the end of next year. Michigan Republican Rep. Candice Miller announced her decision Thursday. She did not say ...

  • Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental confirms credit card hack

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — High-end hotel chain Mandarin Oriental is the latest company to reveal that its credit card systems were hacked. The company says its hotels in the U.S. and Europe were affected, but did not specify which ones. ...

  • Lawmakers weigh tourism, local control in school year debate

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    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Debates over when the school year should begin are playing out in districts around the country, with lawmakers trying to balance concerns about local control, academic rigor and tourism revenue. Business owners express growing worries ...

  • Bill would let Nevadans refinance student loans

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow Nevadans to refinance their student loans and get a better interest rate. Sen. Aaron Ford and a long list of Democrats are sponsoring SB215, which would create ...

  • Cardinals 4, Marlins 1

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    (AP) St. Louis Miami ab r h bi ab r h bi M.Carpenter 3b 2 0 0 0 D.Gordon 2b 2 0 1 0 T.Kelly 3b 2 0 1 0 Dietrich 2b 1 0 0 0 Heyward rf 2 1 1 ...

  • Navy joins search for missing 17-year-old hiker in Hawaii

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    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A Navy helicopter team has joined the search for a 17-year-old hiker who's been missing in Hawaii for nearly a week. Honolulu news station Hawaii News Now reports ( a group from the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron ...

  • Ringling Bros to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest ...

  • NBPA attorney: Union anticipates clash on age limit

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining. National ...

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