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  • Kanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20 concert in Atlanta

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows. WHTA, known locally as Hot 107.9, announced Wednesday that West will be one of the headliners at Birthday Bash 20 at Philips Arena on ...

  • Business Highlights

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    (AP) ___ Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world. Boston Beer Co., maker of ...

  • Where they stand: Rick Santorum on key campaign issues

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    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A look at where former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum stands on some key issues as he opens his race for the Republican presidential nomination: IMMIGRATION Santorum, who often talks about being the son of an ...

  • 6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial

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    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a ...

  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Office gets 3 proposals for review

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it has received proposals from three national firms on how to overhaul the agency in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed man by a reserve deputy. ...

  • Arizona dad denies molesting, beating daughter who died

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — A jailed father has denied sexually and physically abusing his 3-year-old daughter who weighed just 15 pounds and had numerous injuries when she died last weekend, a television station reported. Carlos Cruz, 28, and Rosemary Velazco, 36, ...

  • Officials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansas

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    (AP) MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation's food supply while also providing a boost to the state's economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony ...

  • Hostages taken at gas station in San Francisco suburb

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a hostage situation at a Northern California gas station. Television news helicopters show police officers surrounding an Arco gas station in the San Francisco suburb of Antioch on Wednesday ...

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal wants more consistent forehand

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's uppercut of a lefty forehand, thick with topspin, has flummoxed many opponents through the years and carried him to nine French Open titles in 10 previous appearances. Now he thinks it could be better. "With ...

  • US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Northern California county's drug disposal law, paving the way for similar ordinances. The court refused to hear the pharmaceutical industry's challenge to an Alameda County program requiring drug companies ...

  • Woman who dropped son into zoo cheetah pit pleads no contest

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    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman who dropped her toddler son into a Cleveland zoo's cheetah pit and was charged with child endangering has pleaded no contest to a reduced charge. Delaware, Ohio, resident Michelle Schwab was charged after authorities said ...

  • Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — It is the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side. Seductive though it is to risk-averse governments ...

  • Mexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured

    1 hour ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico has freed four men accused of lobbing grenades into a crowd celebrating Mexico's independence day in 2008, killing eight people. The Federal Judiciary Council said the judge declared the men innocent, ruling ...

  • UAW rival at VW represented by 'union avoidance' expert

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A labor group billing itself as the alternative to the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is represented by a lawyer who touts his expertise in "union avoidance." According to a Department of ...

  • Masters champ Spieth home at Nelson, where he got 1st test

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) IRVING, Texas (AP) — Before he was the Masters champion, Jordan Spieth had already made the cut twice as a teenage amateur at the Byron Nelson. Spieth even missed his high school graduation ceremony while playing at TPC Four Seasons. ...

  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override Gov. Pete Ricketts, a ...

  • Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Natalie Portman is advising graduating Harvard seniors to use their inexperience to their advantage. The Academy Award-winning actress spoke Wednesday at Harvard College's Class Day. She told graduates that not knowing their limitations can help them ...

  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty after Legislature votes to override Gov. Ricketts' veto

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolishes death penalty after Legislature votes to override Gov. Ricketts' veto.

  • AP source: Sabres interviewing ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head-coaching vacancy. The meeting was taking place in Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, and ...

  • Dodgers send 3B Juan Uribe to Braves in 6-player trade

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves in a six-player trade Wednesday. The Dodgers also sent right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow to the Braves for infielder Alberto Callaspo, left-handers Eric Stults ...

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