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It is a 1st round to savor in the NBA and NHL

Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, center, celebrates his winning shot against the Houston Rockets during the last .9 of a second of game six of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series game in Portland, Ore., Friday May 2, 2014. The Trail Blazers won the series in...
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5 cautionary signs in April’s US jobs report

In this April 10, 2014, photo, a sign points to a job fair on the campus of Kaplan University in Lincoln, Neb. At first glance, April’s U.S. employment report suggested that the agonizingly slow 5½-year-old economic recovery has gained new momentum. Yet several cautionary...
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What’s in a name for 19 Kentucky Derby horses

Exercise rider Joel Barrientos takes Kentucky Derby entrant Vicar’s in Trouble for a morning workout during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Exercise rider Joel Barrientos takes Kentucky Derby entrant...
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Syria activists say evacuations from Homs delayed

FILE – This file photo released on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 by the anti-government activist group Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens walking in a destroyed street that was...

Buffett to answer Berkshire shareholder questions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting is part celebration and part education. More than 30,000 people gathered Saturday to hear the company’s top two executives, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, answer questions. Meanwhile, some of the...

Guilty Plea Expected In Jogger’s Stabbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing where a 16-year-old boy charged in the stabbing death of a central Ohio jogger is expected to plead guilty. The teen is charged with one count of murder and one count of tampering with evidence. Franklin County judge Timothy...

Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet’s wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday. Kayla Rosenfeld, the spokeswoman for Hawaii’s Department of Human Services, said that the youth...

Woman Fatally Struck In Columbus, No Name Released

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed in Columbus. Authorities haven’t released the name of the woman who was hit Friday night on the city’s Northeast Side. A motorist tells The Columbus Dispatch she called...
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OSCE observers held in Ukraine released

The head of foreign military observers, German Col. Axel Schneider, speaks to the media after he has been feed, in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The leader of pro-Russia insurgents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk said the military observers from...
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Kerry urges steps to ensure democracy in Africa

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the US embassy in Juba, South Sudan, Friday May 2, 2014. Kerry, landing in the capital Juba on Friday, carried the threat of U.S. sanctions against prominent South Sudanese leaders if the rampant violence...