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Soundgarden revisits its biggest LP at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Soundgarden plans to play its breakthrough album “Superunknown” front to back for the first time Thursday night during the iTunes Festival at South By Southwest. There’s just one problem. “To be honest, we...
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South by Southwest goes on after crash kills 2

Bystanders and paramedics tend to a person who was struck by a vehicle on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, at SXSW on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades...
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Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment...
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Editorial: Bid to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gets a needed push

HOUSING FINANCE reform, the great unfinished business of the financial crisis, got a push forward Tuesday from the top Democrat and top Republican on the Senate banking committee. Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) put forward a proposal to...
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Editorial: Maryland’s ‘Jake’s law’ provides a prudent ban on drivers using cellphones

AT 55 mph, it takes less than five seconds to drive the length of a football field. That’s also about the amount of time a driver averts his eyes from the road in the course of reading a standard text message. No wonder so much of the carnage on the nation’s roads is...

Editorial: Malaysia Airlines plane could have been tracked with correct technology

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Purdue’s Basil Smotherman Leaves With Leg Injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue guard Basil Smotherman was helped off the court during the second half of Thursday’s game after injuring his right leg. Smotherman was hurt when Amir Williams put in a layup to give No. 24 Ohio State a 39-38 lead with 14:47 left in a first-round...

Cincy’s Legaux Tries To Overcome Knee Injury

CINCINNATI (AP) — Munchie Legaux isn’t giving up on his football career. Cincinnati’s starting quarterback suffered a horrific injury during the second game last season, tearing two ligaments and damaging cartilage in his left knee. The surgery went well, but doctors...

Nigerian author Adichie wins fiction prize

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest novel by the acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Chih-mah-MAHN’-dah EN’-goh-zee Ah-DEE’-chee), “Americanah,” has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Sheri Fink’s book on...
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Death toll in NYC explosion climbs to 8

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment...