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  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. But the 17-year-old girls weren't known for frequenting ...

  • Dutch man's case may be linked to Amanda Todd

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have filed indecent assault and child pornography charges against a 35-year-old man suspected of blackmailing underage girls to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. Dutch broadcaster Omroep Brabant has suggested the unidentified suspect's ...

  • Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

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    (AP) MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served ...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in California boating accident

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities ...

  • Rangers 8, Mariners 6

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    (AP) Seattle Texas ab r h bi ab r h bi Almont cf 5 1 1 0 Choo lf 5 1 2 1 BMiller ss 4 1 2 0 Andrus ss 4 1 1 0 Cano dh 5 1 1 3 ...

  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress. The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than ...

  • Mob Museum makes huge payment in cash, mob style

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took a cue from the mob in making a huge payment on behalf of the city's Mob Museum. Goodman presented $1.5 million in cash to the City Council at a ...

  • Superintendent: Kids victims in cheating scandal

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state superintendent called children the victims and adults the culprits in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school. Superintendent Dale Erquiaga spoke briefly about the matter Thursday, a day after the Nevada ...

  • Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain, based in ...

  • Altidore's playing time a concern for Klinsmann

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) Jozy Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished. Altidore, who scored 31 goals in 41 games for AZ Alkmaar in the ...

  • Clarification: NFL Concussion Lawsuit story

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story April 16, The Associated Press reported that a judge had again denied preliminary approval of a $765 million NFL concussion settlement. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody clarified Thursday that the ruling was not new ...

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of ...

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

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    (AP) Copyright 5/8/2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 4/13/14, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2013 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 2. "NYPD Red 2" by James Patterson and Marshall ...

  • Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway ...

  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 5:17 p.m. EDT

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) Chelsea Clinton announces she's expecting 1st child later this year Peaceful pro-unity rallies in eastern Ukraine after earlier attack on military base kills 3 Ukraine talks in Geneva leave gains for all, if agreement is implemented Officers of sinking South ...

  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City ...

  • Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He ...

  • Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council says the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich Arab states. ...

  • US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester. ...

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