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Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove toast during a lunch reception for Australian and U.S. military servicemen and women at Admiralty House in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Jason Reed/Pool Photo via AP) SYDNEY (AP) —...

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

FILE – In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are asking the nation’s top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American...

Indians’ Kipnis Activated From DL, Makes 1st Start

CHICAGO (AP) — Second baseman Jason Kipnis was activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and was set to make his season debut against the Chicago White Sox. Kipnis was to start at second base and bat sixth Friday night. He was limited to two exhibition games...

Trump tells ‘dreamers’ to rest easy, targets criminals

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., right, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., second from right, and coal miners, watch as President Donald Trump holds up H.J. Res. 38 after signing it in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in...

Diamondbacks score 9 runs in 8th, rout Dodgers 13-5

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jeff Mathis, right, spins around after tagging Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, left, out at home plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 21, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) PHOENIX (AP) — For most...

Ohio Officials Forego $22 Million In Charter School Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state officials have turned down $22 million out of $71 million in federal charter school expansion grants, saying they don’t think enough potential schools will meet the high performance ratings needed to qualify. The grant money is for new...

Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 1981 file photo, Judith Clark is taken into police custody in Nanuet, N.Y. On Friday, April 21, 2017, New York’s Parole Board has denied Clark parole. The former Weather Underground radical drove a getaway car in the1981 Brinks armored car...

Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home

ADVANCE TO GO WITH STORY SYRIA CHINESE JIHADIS BY BASSEM MROUE. This frame grab from video provided in August 6, 2016, by Turkistan Islamic Party, a militant website outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Turkistan Islamic Party prepares...

LEADING OFF: Mets banged up already, Cubs unis a big sell

New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) fails to catch a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies’ Michael Saunders for an RBI single during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) A look at what’s...

Frustrated Pacers Still Looking To Fight Back Against Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George’s stone face and somber tone reflected the mood of the Indiana Pacers. With their season on the brink, they must win — or go home. Despite pushing defending champion Cleveland to the edge in three straight playoff games, Indiana now finds...