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Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

FILE – In this Dec. 26, 2012 file photo, Japan’s minister in charge of North Korea’s past abductions of Japanese nationals Keiji Furuya arrives at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo. Furuya visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead...

Blue Jackets Edge Penguins 4-3 In Double Overtime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the...

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EDITORS: The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied at 3 after four periods in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. AP Sports
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Pope seeks to bring faith to “ends of the Earth”

Pope Francis holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a darkened St. Peter’s Basilica to begin the Easter vigil service, at the Vatican, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a darkened St....
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Pope seeks to bring faith to “ends of the Earth”

Pope Francis holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a darkened St. Peter’s Basilica to begin the Easter vigil service, at the Vatican, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a darkened St....

Jimenez Scores In 90th And Crew Tie Union 1-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hector Jimenez scored in the 90th minute to lift the short-handed Columbus Crew into a 1-1 tie with D.C. United on Saturday night. Jimenez took a long ball from Wil Trapp on the left flank and fired a perfect shot from 18 yards into the upper right corner...

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x-Clinched Playoff Berth y-Clinched Divisional Title NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Toronto 4, Rochester 3 Albany 5, Springfield 2 Worcester 2, Providence 0 St. John’s 5, Portland 4 Hershey 2, Adirondack 1 Syracuse 3,...
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Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez WASHINGTON (AP) — Already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. The...
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Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

AP Photo/Alonzo Adams OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series. Russell Westbrook had 23 points...
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NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

File-This Oct. 9, 2003, file photo shows John C. Houbolt explaining the size of different rockets required to launch various methods for landing on the moon at Grainger Engineering Library in Urbana, Ill. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were...