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Eastern Michigan Tops Northern Illinois 53-48

CLEVELAND (AP) — Karrington Ward scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Eastern Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 53-48 in a Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinal game Wednesday. The victory over seventh-seeded Northern Illinois sends the No. 6 seed Eagles...
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Police under attack in Pakistan’s largest city

In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 photo, Pakistani Jamal Din, father of police officer Didar Ahmed, who was killed along with three other police officers in early February, reacts while talking about his son at his home in Karachi, Pakistan. The jacket that Karachi police officer...

Leftist declared winner in Salvador’s election

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s electoral court has officially declared leftist party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren the winner of the hotly contested presidential election, with 100 percent of the votes counted. The electoral court announced...
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Phyllis Schlafly family in beer trademark dispute

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ST. LOUIS (AP) — To many older Americans, the Schlafly name is most closely associated with Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative commentator known for her campaign to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. A younger generation knows Schlafly as...
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Teens ordered to trial in Australian player death

In this photo shot through a courtroom door, defendant Chancey Jones, left, is led from the courtroom following a hearing in Duncan, Okla, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. At right is defendant Michael Jones. Both are charged in the murder of Australian Christopher Lane. (AP Photo/Sue...

Investigators seek cause of San Francisco fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby structures and prompting evacuations as firefighters worked to...

Lawyer: Dad doesn’t deny tossing toddler in creek

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while still strapped into her car seat said Wednesday the real question for the jury is not whether he did it but whether he was thinking clearly that...

US to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

NEW YORK (AP) — An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but prosecutors suggested they might refile the charges stemming from claims she exploited her housekeeper....
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Gas blast destroys 2 NY buildings; 4 people dead

Emergency workers respond to the scene of an explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The explosion leveled an apartment building, and sent flames and billowing black smoke above the skyline. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)...

Wednesday’s Scores

Cin. Moeller 53, Middletown 47 Cols. Northland 57, Dublin Coffman 47 Trotwood-Madison 60, Huber Hts. Wayne 58, OT Cin. Summit Country Day 47, Day. Chaminade Julienne 38 Cols. Ready 47, Wheelersburg 35 Lucasville Valley 69, Martins Ferry 49 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 79, Day. Stivers 52