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Play Ball!: D-Backs kick off MLB spring training

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the nation is buried in snow, glazed by ice or just plain shivering in the cold, it’s time to play ball in the desert. Spring training officially began Thursday when Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and...

Tenn girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda

SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man’s 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said. According to the Hawkins...
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Fashion Week: Slushy streets, boots on the runways

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — New York welcomed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Thursday amid icy sidewalks, crosswalks piled high with slush and temperatures in the 20s. Even dedicated fashionistas mostly wore boots to attend the shows rather than stiletto pumps. And...

TSA bans carry-on liquids on Russia flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia. The ban comes after the department warned airlines that terrorists might try to smuggle explosives on board hidden in toothpaste...

TSA bans carry-on liquids on Russia flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia. The ban comes after the department warned airlines that terrorists might try to smuggle explosives on board hidden in toothpaste...

Olympic Viewing: Off-ice issues jump to forefront

A day before athletes begin filing in to Sochi’s Fisht Stadium for Friday’s opening ceremony, NBC is already being tested on how it will cover the two biggest non-sports issues of the Winter Olympics. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned that terrorists...

Ex-Orleans mayor tells jury he took no payoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — During sharp exchanges with a prosecutor in his corruption trial, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin flatly denied seeking $60,000 from a contractor who had just been turned down for city business in January 2008. Nagin also continued to downplay his...
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Weather weary nation asks why such a nasty winter

A pedestrian walks in the snow in the Center Square neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Hundreds of schools across upstate New York are closed and authorities are advising against any unnecessary travel as a snowstorm moves across the region. (AP Photo/Mike...

20 Easy Paleo Recipes For Beginners + An Introduction to The Paleo Diet

In the new year, many of us strive to eat healthy. My goal for this year, in addition to eating healthier, is to eat less. Less sugar, fewer refined carbohydrates, and less food in general. I’m a chronic overeater and dieting has never worked for me. Plus, all the...
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House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees

FILE – This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows firefighter A.J. Tevis watching the flames of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The House has approved a wide-ranging bill that speeds logging of trees burned in last year’s massive Rim Fire in California. The...