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Earnhardt Jr. wins 2nd Daytona 500 a decade later

The field takes the green flag after more than a six hour rain delay to restart the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) The field takes the green flag after more...

Asia stocks drop on China economy jitters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Monday after a slower increase in Chinese property prices added to jitters about the strength of the world’s No. 2 economy. China’s Shanghai Composite Index slid 2 percent to 2,070.70 and Hong...
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Olympic Viewing: Putin’s seatmate, most tweeted

Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in...
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Olympic Viewing: Putin’s seatmate, most tweeted

Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in...

Baseball set to announce plate-collision rule

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Baseball’s new guidelines regarding home plate collisions will be released on Monday. MLB executive vice president Joe Torre made the revelation Sunday after wrapping up a series of meetings to discuss expanded replay with the 15 teams...
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Collins enters game, NBA’s 1st openly gay player

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins warms up prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Collins is set to become the NBA’s first active openly gay player. He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets earlier...
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US-South Korea war games loom over Korean reunions

North Korean Nam Gung Ryuck, right, meets with South Korean daughter Nam Gung Bong-ja during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades are tearfully reuniting,...

CNN says Piers Morgan’s talk show is ending

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN says the prime-time talk show “Piers Morgan Live” is coming to an end. Morgan succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, but his show has had lackluster ratings. CNN said Sunday that the show’s final airdate...
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US killer in Israeli prison shot dead in gunbattle

Israeli Prison Service officers stand at the entrance to Sharon Prison while Israeli police SWAT team entered the prison, near Raanana, central Israel, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Israeli police say a SWAT team has killed an inmate who had seized a guard’s weapon and shot three...
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Powerball, Mega Millions give state budgets a lift

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo a woman buys Mega Millions lottery tickets at a newsstand in Philadelphia. Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world’s largest jackpots in the last two years. Fueled by their growth...