Asia shares fall on worries over Ukraine crisis

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday as investors were rattled by mounting violence in Ukraine. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index fell 1.2 percent to 14,258.91, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost 1.5 percent to 22,223.53. Shares...

Classmates Honor Slain Teen At Ohio School Prom

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — High school students honored a slain classmate at their school prom in western Ohio. Students signed a photo of Jeff Wellington and a special song was played in his honor at the Springfield High School prom on Saturday night. The Springfield News-Sun ( )...

Hicks’ Homer Gives Giants 4-1 Win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Hicks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep. Buster Posey led off with a single and pinch runner Gregor Blanco went to...

Price Ejected, Reds Swept By Braves, 1-0 In 10th

ATLANTA (AP) — Seeing his Reds swept by the Braves for the first time in six years was bad enough for Bryan Price. Watching a replay fail to correct what he believed was an obvious call was too much for the manager to take. Price was ejected in the first inning and another strong...
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Raptors even series with Nets, win 87-79

Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett (2) defends against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas while they wait for a rebound in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Brooklyn Nets...
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Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

Santa Fe, New Mexico homeowner Hal Wingo, left, watches as Brian Tercero, of Keller Williams Realty flies his DJI Phantom drone as he takes video of the garden on April 18, 2014, in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Clyde Mueller) Santa Fe, New Mexico homeowner...

Freeman Singles In 10th, Braves Edge Reds 1-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman’s single to the center-field wall scored Jason Heyward from second base with two outs in the 10th inning on Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto and Atlanta’s Julio...
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Tornadoes strike central US, killing 2 in Oklahoma

A vehicle tops a hill along U.S. Route 56 as a severe thunderstorm moves through the area near Baldwin City, Kan., Sunday, April 27, 2014. Severe storms are expected in the area most of the day. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) A vehicle tops a hill along U.S. Route 56 as a severe...
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1,300 Muslims leave C. African Republic capital

Muslims with their belongings are seen before they are escorted by French peacekeepers from their homes in Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African...

Pens Look For Knockout Punch Against Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, buoyed by their best game in their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series, will be looking for a knockout punch. And nothing for Columbus: The Blue Jackets will be desperate. When the teams square off Monday night in Game 6, the...