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Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine — blaming the crash on Russia-backed “bandits.” But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld...
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Yankees’ Sabathia (knee) expects to pitch in 2015

FILE – In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game on opening day in Houston. Any hopes the New York Yankees had of CC Sabathia returning to their ravaged...
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Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

Emergency workers carry a stretcher with a victim’s body in a bag at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the...
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Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after playing an eagle on the 16th hole during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Saturday July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland...

Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

FRESNO, California (AP) — Police in the Northern California city of Stockton say they’re looking for the driver of a car that was involved in a bank robbery and violent shootout that ended with three deaths, including a hostage. Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton...
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Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

FILE – In this July 19, 2013 file photo, four-year-old Jake Richards watches as his sister Stephanie makes signs reading “Remember Aurora,” during a remembrance event at which the names of people killed by gun violence in America over the previous year were read...

Year-old Ohio Arson Registry Lists 221 Offenders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve...

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x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ San Jose 52, Tampa Bay 43 Cleveland 50, San Antonio 47, OT Spokane 73, Arizona 66 Portland 44, Los Angeles 31 Orlando 66, Iowa 33 New Orleans 36, Jacksonville 35 Jacksonville at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at New...

Some Folklore Tales Told About Johnny Appleseed

Some tales told in folklore accounts about the man known as Johnny Appleseed: — Wore his cooking pot as a hat to save having to carry it while traveling. — Extinguished a fire he had built when he realized mosquitoes drawn to the flames were dying. He didn’t want to kill...

Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed Will Hit The Road

CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong. They’re hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western...