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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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Clinton Wants 'Mass Movement' On Climate Change

Saturday, March 22, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of climate change and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate says at a Clinton Global Initiative University panel that young people are much more ...

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Rep: Bronchitis Sidelines Gregg Allman For Shows

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Bronchitis has sidelined Gregg Allman for at least two dates of the Allman Brothers Band's annual shows at the Beacon Theatre, but his rep says the musician hopes to return to the stage in a few days.

Allman was forced to sit out shows Friday and ...

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Padres RHP Josh Johnson (forearm) Out 4-5 Weeks

Saturday, March 22, 2014

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Johnson is expected to be out four to five weeks with a strained right forearm.

Padres manager Bud Black made the announcement Saturday after a 3-all tie with the Chicago White Sox.

The oft-injured Johnson was projected to be the team's ...

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San Diego Opera no Longer Operable, Votes to Close

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The board of the opera that has been a city cultural institution for 49 years voted overwhelmingly to shut down Wednesday.

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Herbalife Pyramid Scheme Claims Investigated

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has won a round in his 15-month fight against supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife. The direct seller’s shares tumbled Wednesday after Herbalife revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for possible “deceptive practices.”

Since December 2012 Ackman has spent millions ...

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2 NYC Buildings Collapse In Explosion, 2 Dead

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A thunderous explosion flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday as utility workers were on their way to investigate a report of a gas leak, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving over a dozen others unaccounted for.

The fiery blast rocked the neighborhood about 9:30 ...

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Analyst: Possible De-Escalation In Ukraine

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine – an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.

The referendum called for Sunday proposes seceding from Ukraine ...

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Lack Of Passport Checks Expose Air Security Flaw

Monday, March 10, 2014

When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there’s a good chance that no one’s checking whether you’re using someone’s lost or stolen passport.

A gaping, if little-known, loophole in international aviation security came into broader ...

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Pistorius Trial: Ex-Girlfriend Describes Gunplay

Friday, March 07, 2014

A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified Friday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial that he always carried a firearm, sometimes shouted angrily at her and her friends, once shot his gun out the sunroof of a car, and that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva ...

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Tea Party Influence Uncertain After Texas Primary Races

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

But to find out exactly how much, Texans will have to wait.

In a ...

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Obama Releases 2015 Budget Proposal

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

President Obama releases his 2015 budget today, which will include proposals to raise taxes on wealthy individuals, expand the earned income tax credit for low-income Americans without children, upgrade roads, enhance job training and finance pre-K programs.

NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley joins Here & Now’s ...

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Obama Says Russia Violating International Law

Monday, March 03, 2014

President Barack Obama says Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions violate international law.

Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the United States is considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia. The president called on Congress to work ...

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Latest Newscast: Obama Warns Russia on Ukraine, Charters Showdown in NYC

Friday, February 28, 2014

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USDA Releases New Rules On Sugary Ads

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.

Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be proposed Tuesday by the White House and the Agriculture Department would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools.

They would phase out the advertising of sugary ...

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Major Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline today amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.

The URL of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox was returning a blank page. The disappearance of the site follows the resignation Sunday ...

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