‘The Walking Dead’ tops Nielsen dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — For one week, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is the most popular drama on television. AMC’s creep fest often beats everything the broadcast networks offer among young viewers. But it’s much more unusual to achieve this feat when...

Paging Tommy John: Pitchers having painful spring

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen and Luke Hochevar are out for the season, Patrick Corbin and Brandon Beachy might join them in the operating room. All over spring training, there’s been an outbreak of wrecked elbows and pained pitchers. Next stop,...
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Seattle news helicopter crash: ‘Ball of flames’

Caution tape surrounds the charred wreckage of a news helicopter and two vehicles after the chopper crashed into a city street near the Space Needle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. Two people were killed and another critically injured. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Caution...

Putnam election board settles dispute, names new deputy director

The Putnam County Board of Elections has ended its feud over the appointment of a deputy director, voting today to name a new officer. Chairman Virigina Price said the board voted 3-to-1 to name Rebecca Hermiller, a Republican, as the new deputy director. Hermiller replaces...

Newspaper: NSA collects calls in 1 foreign country

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency has been sweeping up all of a foreign country’s telephone calls, then rewinding and listening to the conversations up to a month later. At the request of U.S. officials, the Post...
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Stocks gain after reports on housing, Ukraine

In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014, photo, specialists Anthony Matesic, left, and John Urrbanowitz confer as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Asian stocks advanced Tuesday, March 18, 2014, on stronger U.S. factory production and relief that sanctions imposed...

Palestinians seek to drill for oil in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday announced plans to explore for oil in the West Bank, throwing a new element of uncertainty and confusion into troubled U.S.-backed peace efforts. The Palestinians proclaimed the project, close to a small oil field in...
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Stones call off tour after L’Wren Scott’s death

The Rolling Stones perform during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) The Rolling Stones perform during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Buy AP Photo Reprints NEW...