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Survivor saw homes ‘exploding’ from mudslide force

Washington mudslide survivor Amanda Skorjanc, left, talks to the media with her partner Ty Suddarth at Harborview Medical Center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Seattle. On March 22, Skorjanic said she was trapped in a pocket formed by her broken couch and pieces of her roof with...

APNewsBreak: Death Penalty Restriction Recommended

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law makes 56 recommendations to update the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges, according to a copy of the report....
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Rapper Big Sean ends engagement to Naya Rivera

FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Big Sean, left, and Naya Rivera arrive at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Benefit at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles. The rapper and actress are no longer engaged. A spokeswoman for Big Sean announced Wednesday, April 9, 2014, that he...

Shaky Defense, No Offense Hurt Padres In 2-0 Loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitching for the San Diego Padres isn’t easy these days. Eric Stults made that painful discovery in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. Stults’ only major mistake came on Jason Kipnis’ two-run homer in...

Browns Remain Optimistic About Pro Bowl C Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t concerned about Pro Bowl center Alex Mack missing the team’s offseason program as he tests free agency. Mack recently visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract. The Browns would have...
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California man confesses to 40 killings

This undated photo provided by the Tulare County, Calif., District Attorney shows Jose Manuel Martinez. Prosecutors are calling this Central California man a contract killer and have charged him with murdering nine people in three counties. Tulare County Assistant District...

Reds Beat Cardinals 4-0, Avoid Sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1)...
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Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

This undated photo released by Rolling Stone shows the cover of the April 24, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, photographed by Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone. The cover image features the “Veep” star nude with a tattoo of the...

APNewsBreak: 56 Proposals For Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law is recommending 56 updates to the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges. The committee’s final report proposes eliminating...

Indians McAllister Shuts Down Padres 2-0 In Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been looking for a strong performance from a starting pitcher. Zach McAllister provided it on Wednesday. McAllister pitched 7 2-3 scoreless innings and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a...