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Ohio Struggles With ‘epidemic’ Of Heroin Overdoses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some states, including Ohio, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what’s happening in Ohio: THE PROBLEM: Ohio Attorney General Mike...
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Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building

AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a...

Bobcats Clinch Playoffs In 96-94 OT Win Over Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Al Jefferson scored 24 points, including seven in overtime, and the Charlotte Bobcats clinched a playoff spot with a 96-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Charlotte is in the postseason for the second time in its 10-year history and the first...
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US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera participate in a joint news conference at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters Sunday April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel announced that the U.S. is planning to forward-deploy...
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Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves

Afghan election workers count ballots by the light of a lantern at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban, to...

Bradley’s Goal Helps Toronto FC Beat Crew 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Michael Bradley’s goal in the 11th minute was enough for Toronto FC to end the Columbus Crew’s unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory on Saturday. Bradley scored from a bad angle, beating goalkeeper Steve Clark at the near, right post with a shot taken...
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AP PHOTOS: Fans honor Cobain 20 years after death

AP Photo/Jordan Stead SEATTLE (AP) — Two decades after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in Seattle, fans flocked to the home where he died to pay homage to the influential rocker. Fans came from nearby cities like Portland, Ore., or faraway towns in Georgia...
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More ships head to probe signals in plane search

A woman ties a message card for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Search teams racing against time to find the flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crisscrossed...
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AP reporter in stable condition in Afghanistan

This 2012 photo shows Kathy Gannon, left, Associated Press special correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan. An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday, April 4, 2014 on the two journalists inside a security forces base...
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Aust.: ‘Pulses’ in plane search remain unverified

A woman ties a message card for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Search teams racing against time to find the flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crisscrossed...