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Oil-train wreck brings demands for more regulation

Firefighters and rescue personnel work along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Nearby buildings were evacuated for a time, but officials said there were no...

Eastern League

___ Reading at Portland, ppd., rain Altoona 9, Erie 4, 1st game Erie 5, Altoona 2, 2nd game New Britain at Harrisburg, 5:30 p.m., 1st game Trenton at New Hampshire, 6:05 p.m., 1st game Bowie at Richmond, 6:35 p.m. New Britain at Harrisburg, 8:05 p.m., 2nd game Trenton at New...

Oklahoma prison chief calls for execution review

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report by the head of Oklahoma’s corrections department recommends changes to procedure and more oversight after a botched execution this week. The report by director of Oklahoma’s Corrections Department Robert Patton released Thursday...
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Internet giants eye cheerleader’s defamation suit

FILE-This Monday, July 30, 2012 file photo shows Sarah Jones, a former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arriving at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Kentucky. An appeals court is considering whether an Arizona-based gossip...
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Stocks edge lower after earnings, economy reports

Specialist Glenn Carell, foreground, works with traders at the post that handles Under Armour on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, at the closing bell, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Dow Jones industrial average is closed at an all-time high, with a gain of 45 points to...
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NBA handles Twitter threats sent to Wizards

Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) drives the baseline past Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and Marcin Gortat as Joakim Noah (13) and Nene Hilario (42) stand near during the first half of Game 5 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 29, 2014,...

Kansas guard Tharpe to transfer for final season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe will transfer closer to home for his final season of eligibility, ending a tumultuous run with the Jayhawks that included three Big 12 championships and multiple off-court distractions. Tharpe said in a statement issued by...
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55 schools face US federal sex assault probe

FILE – This March 6, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Education Department on Thursday took the unprecedented step of releasing the names of the 55 colleges and universities currently facing a Title IX investigation...

Ohio Libertarians Appeal To US Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court denied its attempt to get a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Charlie Earl was disqualified by Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO-sted) after...

Browns sign QB Vince Young

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011. Young was given a tryout this week at Browns’ three-day minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed...