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Alvarez powers Pirates by Cardinals 12-2

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez homered twice and scored three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 on Friday night. Alvarez hit long solo shots in the second and fourth off Shelby Miller (0-1) and broke open a close game...
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Afghans defy rain, fears of violence to vote

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, female supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two Afghan women shrouded in black emerged from the campaign rally with bundles of sticks _...

PG Jackson Making Name For Himself At Wisconsin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson has one up on his famous father when it comes to accomplishments on the basketball court. Jim Jackson was a two-time All-American at Ohio State, but never played in the Final Four. He’ll be watching Saturday...
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Stern on ‘Late Show’ job: ‘My plate is full’

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman. At least for now, however, the longtime radio personality says his plate’s already full. Stern addressed...
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Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

This undated photo provided by Mozilla shows co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich. Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. At issue was Eich’s $1,000 donation in 2008 to the campaign to pass...
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Christie aide testifies in New Jersey bridge probe

FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, file photo, Michael Drewniak, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, speaks to reporters outside the U.S. District courthouse in Newark, N.J. Drewniak, a longtime aide to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has given...

Jackets Likely To Lose Foligno For Last 6 Games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno may miss the final six games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets without one of their leaders in the thick of a playoff race. Foligno has 18 goals, 21 assists and a plus-5 rating in 70 games. He was...

Sherwin-Williams Ends Deal For Comex’s Mexico Unit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sherwin-Williams Co. said Friday that it is ending its plans to buy the Mexico business of paints and coatings company Consorcio Comex. The Cleveland-based paint company had agreed in 2012 to buy Consorcio Comex in a deal valued at $2.34 billion, including debt,...

Plain Dealer Newspaper Editor Named To New Post

CLEVELAND (AP) — The editor of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland has been appointed to a new position with Advance Local. Debra Adams Simmons announced Friday she will become vice president of news development for Advance Local, which is part of Advance Publications Inc.,...

Ohio Newspaper Files Suit After Staffers Detained

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio newspaper and two of its journalists have filed a federal lawsuit against the government after a reporter and photographer were detained and had cameras confiscated at a tank plant. The lawsuit filed Friday by The Blade newspaper in Toledo says the...