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Spurs beats Mavs 109-103, take 3-2 series lead

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker (9), of France, shoots around Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of Game 5 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) San...
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Raptors blow 26-point lead but beat Nets 115-113

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) goes up for a dunk as Brooklyn Nets’ Paul Pierce (34) and Deron Williams (8) look on during the first half of Game 5 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian...

Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The problems rippled across the West....

Senate leader: NFL Redskins should change name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it’s time for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, linking the issue to racist comments by a professional basketball team owner. In a Senate speech Wednesday, the Nevada Democrat said...
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Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

In this mobile phone photo provided Charles Peters, smoke rises after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Lynchburg, Va. Authorities evacuated numerous buildings Wednesday after the derailment. (AP Photo/Charles Peters) MANDATORY...

Bryan Cranston thrills student leaders at matinee

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Cranston may play a powerful U.S. president on Broadway, but he’s been outnumbered by about 70 leaders. The freshly Tony Award-nominated star of “All the Way” joined seven other company actors on Wednesday to answer questions about...
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Egypt’s judges rebuff criticism of death sentences

Leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie sits inside a defendants cage during his trial in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar) EGYPT OUT Leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie sits inside a defendants cage during his...

Court Seeks Answers On Ohio Flooding Compensation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is responding to complaints by dozens of landowners near Ohio’s largest inland lake who say compensation for flooding losses has been delayed again. At issue is how fast the Department of Natural Resources has responded to a court order to...
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Bieber’s friend gets probation in drug case

Rapper Lil Za, right, leaves Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney, Shawn Holley, after his arraignment on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Lil Za, who’s real name Xavier Smith, pleaded no contest to felony possession of ecstasy, and was sentenced to three years of...