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Pharrell Williams named as coach on ‘The Voice’

In this March 25, 2014 photo, Pharrell Williams poses in Los Angeles. NBC has signed Williams as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of its musical competition series “The Voice.” Earlier this year, Williams scored an Oscar nomination for his song...

Auto safety chief says GM didn’t share key data

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal safety regulator says General Motors didn’t share key information that might have led to a faster recall of small cars. In written testimony to a House subcommittee, acting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David...
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1 of 10 Sumatran rhinos in captivity dies in Ohio

FILE – In this July 17, 2013 file photo, Suci, a female Sumatran rhino, sniffs the air in her enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati. The zoo said Suci died Sunday, March 30, 2014, after showing symptoms of a disease that killed her mother five years ago. (AP...
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US stocks rise, post meager gain for 1st quarter

Trader Joel Luccese, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, March 28, 2014. After two days of declines, stocks were moving higher in early trading Friday following news that U.S. consumer spending rose the most in three months in February. (AP...
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Ump’s call overturned, 1st time by expanded replay

Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) and Jean Segura high-five after scoring on Aramis Ramirez’s two-RBI double against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning of an opening day baseball game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Milwaukee...

Doug McDermott Leads AP All-America Team

Doug McDermott of Creighton is a unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-America team, the first three-time selection in 29 years. McDermott is the nation’s leading scorer at 26.9 points a game. The senior is joined on the team Monday by freshman Jabari Parker of Duke...

Story of Benedict Arnold’s wife may go to film, TV

NEW YORK (AP) — The story of Benedict Arnold’s wife as depicted in a best-selling novel by the daughter of former New York Gov. George Pataki may be headed to the big and small screens. Princess Pictures announced Monday that it had acquired film and television...

Deadline extended for Ohio energy assistance program

COLUMBUS (AP) — The long, cold winter has been a drain on many household budgets in Ohio, so the state is extending the deadline for lower-income people to apply for heating assistance. Nearly 134,000 customers have received $34 million in help with heating bills through...
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Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches

SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left , assists Ruben Tares, 27, during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif. Monday marks this year’s open enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their...

Colter heading to Washington to discuss union idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group that is hoping college athletes will be able to unionize will be taking their message to Congress this week. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and National College Players Association President Ramogi Huma are scheduled to travel to...