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Rare Stradivarius Viola Could Bring $45M at Sale

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A rare 1719 Stradivarius viola is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale.

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Five Madoff Ex-Workers Convicted in Case's First Trial

Monday, March 24, 2014

Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial.

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Houston Ship Channel Expected To Reopen

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Coast Guard could soon reopen the Houston Ship Channel that was the scene of an oil spill over the weekend.

The channel is one of the nation’s busiest seaports. Coast Guard Warrant Officer Kimberly Smith says the goal is to reopen part of it sometime Monday. The closure has ...

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Search Effort Continues In Washington Mudslide

Monday, March 24, 2014

There are concerns that the number of deaths from a mudslide over the weekend in Washington state will climb far above the eight people who’ve been confirmed dead so far.

A 1-square-mile mudslide on Saturday swept through part of a former fishing village about 55 miles north of Seattle. The ...

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Spartans Hold Off Harvard 80-73

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For 18 seconds, it was happening. Harvard owned basketball, too.

Laurent Rivard made a 3-pointer from the corner, flashed his 3-point goggles toward an unhinged group of Crimson fans and ran down the court. The Ivy Leaguers had overcome a 16-point deficit to take a two-point ...

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US First Lady Hosts Education Roundtable In China

Saturday, March 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education.

Mrs. Obama made her comments before hosting a discussion about education on the ...

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Wisconsin Wins 85-77 Thriller Over Oregon

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In a test of tempos, Wisconsin delivered the knockout punch.

Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and the second-seeded Badgers overcame seventh-seeded Oregon's transition game for a thrilling 85-77 win Saturday night to get into the Sweet 16.

Brust's clutch 3 from the corner gave ...

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NKorea Fires Short-Range Rockets For 2nd Day

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast for a second straight day on Sunday — 16 this time, according to South Korean officials, in what's believed to be Pyongyang's way of protesting U.S.-South Korean military drills.

The rockets flew about ...

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Rhode Island Speaker To Step Down After FBI Raids

Saturday, March 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

"Because ...

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Sheriff: 3 Killed In Big Washington State Mudslide

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive landslide of mud, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and several others, and destroyed six houses, authorities said.

The slide blocked the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, which prompted an evacuation notice because water was ...

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Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change?

These are lofty ambitions beyond what most of the world's 2.5 billion people with no access to modern sanitation would expect. Yet, scientists and toilet ...

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Crews Try To Contain Oil Spill In Galveston Bay

Saturday, March 22, 2014

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

Booms were brought ...

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More Planes Join Ocean Hunt For Missing Jetliner

Saturday, March 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More planes were joining the search Sunday of a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone.

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Lundqvist Posts Rangers Record 50th Shutout

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist has done more than set a couple of franchise records for the New York Rangers this week. The Swedish goalie is keeping the Blueshirts in the thick of playoff contention.

Lundqvist made 21 saves in posting his Rangers record 50th NHL shutout, and New ...

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Clinton Says She's Still Considering Future Plans

Saturday, March 22, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of enthusiastic college students Saturday that she is "very much concerned about the direction of our country" but was still deciding whether to pursue another presidential campaign.

During a forum at the Clinton Global Initiative University, Clinton fielded a question ...

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76ers' Skid Hits 24 Games With 91-81 Loss To Bulls

Saturday, March 22, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers' long losing streak continued and so did their march toward the wrong kind of record.

Joakim Noah finished with 20 points, Jimmy Butler scored 17, and the Chicago Bulls handed Philadelphia its 24th straight loss, winning 91-81 Saturday night and sending the 76ers within ...

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Circus Elephants Escape, Damage Parking Lot Cars

Saturday, March 22, 2014

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three elephants escaped from their handlers at a circus near St. Louis and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured.

Television station KMOV reports that the female elephants escaped from the the children's ride section of the Moolah Shrine ...

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Maria Sharapova Advances At Sony Open

Saturday, March 22, 2014

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Maria Sharapova converted her ninth match point to beat Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-2 in the third round at the Sony Open on Saturday night.

Sharapova closed out the victory 56 minutes after her first match point, which came in the tiebreaker. She had ...

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Lumberjacks, Bruins Play For Sweet 16 Berth

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — UCLA has the tradition and never-ending expectations.

Stephen F. Austin? The Lumberjacks thought it was cool getting a police escort from the arena to their hotel following the first NCAA tournament victory in school history.

That victory was a big one, an overtime thriller against VCU ...

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DePaul Women Earn 104-100 Win Over Oklahoma

Saturday, March 22, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — DePaul and Oklahoma traded shot for shot, point for point, in the highest-scoring regulation game in NCAA tournament history.

The Blue Demons managed to scrape together the one defensive stop they needed to win it.

And they got some help from the sideline.

Megan Rogowski scored ...

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