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Browns Remain Optimistic About Pro Bowl C Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t concerned about Pro Bowl center Alex Mack missing the team’s offseason program as he tests free agency. Mack recently visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract. The Browns would have...
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California man confesses to 40 killings

This undated photo provided by the Tulare County, Calif., District Attorney shows Jose Manuel Martinez. Prosecutors are calling this Central California man a contract killer and have charged him with murdering nine people in three counties. Tulare County Assistant District...

Reds Beat Cardinals 4-0, Avoid Sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1)...
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Editorial: Unanswered questions surround a police-involved shooting in Prince George’s

IN BROAD daylight Saturday, two Prince George’s police officers opened fire in a residential neighborhood at a car containing a pair of unarmed burglary suspects. The suspects were allegedly trying to evade arrest on a leafy suburban street in Clinton, just southeast of the...

Rapper Big Sean ends engagement to Naya Rivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged. A spokeswoman for the rapper announced Wednesday that he has canceled plans to marry the “Glee” star. Publicist Tracy Nguyen said Sean hopes the two can continue to work through...
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Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

AP Photo/Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one. The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the “Veep” star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of...

APNewsBreak: 56 Proposals For Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law is recommending 56 updates to the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges. The committee’s final report proposes eliminating...
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1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

A Florida state trooper, center, escorts a group of parents to a day care center to pick up their children after a vehicle crashed into the center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux) A Florida...
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Survivor saw homes ‘exploding’ from mudslide force

Washington mudslide survivor Amanda Skorjanc, left, talks to the media with her partner Ty Suddarth at Harborview Medical Center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Seattle. On March 22, Skorjanic said she was trapped in a pocket formed by her broken couch and pieces of her roof with...

House Debate Begins On Ohio Midterm Budget Bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has begun debate on nine bills containing Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) midterm budget proposals on taxes, higher education, veterans, workforce development and a host of other issues. All nine were scheduled for votes in the...