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  • Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby. Larry Collmus will ...

  • Large Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro ($9.2 billion) bid. Fund manager Swedbank Robur on Thursday ...

  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — The trial of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on bribery charges has begun, in a case that could threaten the 83-year-old's grip on the sport. Ecclestone talked with his lawyers and smiled as he took his place ...

  • 3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete. A Merchant Marine Ministry statement says four other crew members were rescued by a merchant ...

  • Asian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement. Progress on the trans-Pacific pact would be a plus for ...

  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble. He got both. The Yankees' right-hander spoke quietly after being ejected in the second inning of the Red Sox' 5-1 win over New ...

  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may ...

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart ...

  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. No comments were made in favor of the ban, so ...

  • AP Top News At 3:19 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning Obama: US would defend Japan ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:17 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Feds propose e-cigarette regulations , including banning sales to minors, new product approval Obama: New sanctions against Russia 'teed up;' Moscow not easing tensions in Ukraine As Vermont moves toward labeling GMO foods, manufacturers worry about costs, confusion FCC to ...

  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal. That's according to ...

  • Last appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder'

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court has rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. The Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel's application ...

  • Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week. Pro-Russian protesters and masked gunmen have been occupying government ...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said. The firings were the first major personnel ...

  • Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks. Down in the series after losing the first two games in Anaheim, ...

  • Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. Here's the list of teams that ...

  • 2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear. The Irwindale City Council delayed ...

  • Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at ...

  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different. Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to pour ...

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