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Florida 1st to Final Four, beating Dayton 62-52

AP Photo/John Bazemore MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Gators are first yet again this season. Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half, and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the...

Cleveland Fire Stuck After Street Collapses

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland fire truck was stuck in a city street for three hours after the pavement partially collapsed. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1luB4NA) newspaper says the truck’s crew was giving out smoke alarms Saturday when the truck hit a hole in the street,...

Cleveland Fire Stuck After Street Collapses

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland fire truck was stuck in a city street for three hours after the pavement partially collapsed. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1luB4NA) newspaper says the truck’s crew was giving out smoke alarms Saturday when the truck hit a hole in the street,...
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Clayton Kershaw goes on DL for 1st time in career

AP Photo/Rick Rycroft ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back. The 26-year-old left-hander, coming off his...

Buckeyes Get Needed Help Inside With Transfer Lee

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has confirmed that Temple big man Anthony Lee is transferring to play for the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-9 Lee, set to graduate from Temple in May, would be eligible next year for one season. Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Owls last...
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Editorial: Venezuela’s neighbors watch as it spirals downward

VENEZUELANS DESPAIR at the lack of international interest in the political crisis that is rocking their country. Since anti-government protests began early last month, at least 34 people have been killed, most of them opposition supporters gunned down by security forces or...
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Worker dies at stadium hosting World Cup opener

AP Photo/Andre Penner SAO PAULO (AP) — A worker died Saturday after falling at the construction site of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo, marking the seventh death in accidents at World Cup venues in Brazil. Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, whose age was...

United Auto Workers Membership Grows Slightly

NEW YORK (AP) — A filing with the U.S. Department of Labor shows the United Auto Workers’ membership grew by nearly 9,000 people last year. UAW’s membership in 2013 was 391,415, compared to 382,513 in 2012. The union has been steadily adding members since 2009, when...

Trial Set For Ohio Daycare Worker Accused Of Rape

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former northern Ohio daycare worker accused of raping four children is now scheduled to go on trial in June. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Heather Koon of Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) raped the children at the urging of her boyfriend, a registered sex...
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Vonn hopes to return to racing in early December

AP Photo/Pat Graham BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn knows it was just some youthful exuberance when teenager Mikaela Shiffrin playfully announced she was dreaming of winning five gold medals at the next Winter Olympics. Vonn certainly appreciates such a lofty goal...