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2 Washington hospitals urge HIV tests after syringe swap

SEATTLE (AP) — Two hospitals in Washington state are the latest to urge nearly 1,500 patients to get tested for hepatitis and HIV after a former surgery technician was charged with stealing and swapping a syringe in Colorado. Rocky Allen, 28, has pleaded not guilty to...

Primary Ballot Challenge To Kasich Dropped In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Supporters of failed presidential candidate Marco Rubio are ending a court challenge seeking to knock Republican presidential rival John Kasich off Pennsylvania’s primary ballot. A withdrawal petition was filed Wednesday. The decision comes a day...

Court To Decide Whether Kasich Ballot Lawsuit Beat Deadline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Supporters of failed presidential candidate Marco Rubio are ending a court challenge seeking to knock Republican presidential rival John Kasich off Pennsylvania’s primary ballot. A withdrawal petition was filed Wednesday. The decision comes a day...

Michigan wins on another late shot, beating Tulsa 67-62

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Zak Irvin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the closing minute as Michigan pulled out another one at the end on Wednesday night, beating Tulsa 67-62 in the First Four. The Wolverines (23-12) made the leap from bubble team to the NCAA...

Prosecutor says no grand jury in Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will not use a grand jury to determine whether two Minneapolis police officers should be charged in a black man’s November shooting death, saying it was a difficult decision but one that will bring more...

Auto safety chief’s car recalled for Takata air bags

DETROIT (AP) — The nation’s top auto safety regulator says one of his family’s cars is being recalled to fix a faulty Takata air bag, but parts aren’t available to repair it. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind says a car...

Subway safety shutdown makes for a very long day in capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented 29-hour safety shutdown of subways in the nation’s capital inconvenienced hundreds of thousands of people on Wednesday, but despite predictions of “Metromageddon” or “Metropocalypse,” it was hardly the end of...

Polar Bear That Escaped In Cincinnati Zoo Is Secured

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a polar bear that escaped from a behind-the-scenes holding area has been secured. Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley says the female polar bear named Berit escaped late Wednesday morning but remained contained and was never loose in the zoo....

Irving leads LeBron-less Cavaliers over Mavericks 99-98

CLEVELAND (AP) — There was no LeBron James to save the Cleveland Cavaliers in crunch time. He was on the bench. So Kyrie Irving stepped up. Irving scored 33 points and made a key steal on Dirk Nowitzki in the closing seconds as Cleveland — playing without James...

Lightning strike makes 2 students poster boys for CPR kiosks

AP Photo/AJ Mast Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason. Lickenbrock taught himself the lifesaving skill at one of the kiosks, then used it just two days later to revive Ferguson, who had been...