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NFL DRAFT: Texans pick Clowney; Manziel to Browns

Johnny Manziel, from Texas A&M, reacts after being selected 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Johnny Manziel, from Texas A&M, reacts...

Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report. Citing people familiar with...
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Halfway there: Miami tops Nets in Game 2, 94-82

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) and center Chris Bosh, left, during the first half of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)...

Snake rattles Blazers in AT&T Center locker room

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers were clearly rattled by the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, and they were almost snake bit before Game 2. A baby rattlesnake, estimated at about 3 to 4 feet, was discovered in the...

Toledo Provost To Be University Of Akron President

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Trustees have picked a University of Toledo administrator as the University of Akron’s next president, choosing him over former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel and another finalist. Trustees say Scott Scarborough starts as president on July 1....

Detectives: 4 Found Dead In Florida Home Were Shot

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say that four people found dead in a Florida home that burned down had been shot. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that autopsies were still being completed to determine how they died. Col. Donna...
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Cop killed in clashes after raids in Venezuela

Bolivarian National Guard soldiers load a truck with students belongings as they dismantle student encampments outside of UN headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Hundreds of security forces broke up four camps maintained by student protesters, arresting more...
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Despite losses, Chicago relishes its hot dogs

In this May 7, 2014 photo, local tube steak aficionados and those from around the country line up outside Hot Doug’s, a gourmet hot dog diner in Chicago. Owner Doug Sohn announced that he is shutting the doors of his “sausage superstore” in October after nearly...

Accused Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty In Ill.

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A jobless Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting he robbed banks in Illinois and at least two other states. Carl Frederick Kieffer of Spokane, Washington, pleaded guilty Thursday in East St. Louis to federal...

Body Found Near Where Boat Capsized In Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Another body has been recovered in Lake Erie near where a boat with four passengers was found capsized nearly a month ago off the Ohio shore. The bodies of three of the boaters have been found, including one found this week along a beach east of Toledo....