$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) — A British artist’s portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday. Christie’s said the painting of Malala Yousafzai by Jonathan Yeo...
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Penguins face murky future after early exit

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Chris Kunitz (14), Sidney Crosby (87), and James Neal (18) sit on the bench in front of coach Dan Bylsma, left rear, and assistant coach Jacques Martinin during the third period of Game 7 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series against the New York...
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9/11 museum offers sights and sounds of tragedy

In this May 5, 2014 photo released by the National September 11 Memorial Museum, a firetruck, damaged in the attacks of September 11, 2001, is on display at the New York museum. The long-delayed museum will be dedicated during a ceremony Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/...

Children’s Museum of Findlay names executive director

Erin Poling has been named executive director of the Children’s Museum of Findlay. Poling previously served as the event coordinator for the Arts Partnership, and as the adult services director for Blanchard Valley Industries through the Hancock County Board of Developmental...

Boy survives 11-story fall from Minnesota building

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A young boy dubbed “the miracle baby” remains in critical condition but is expected to survive after falling 11 stories from a Minneapolis high-rise. Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib suffered a broken spine and ribs as well as a concussion and...
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Haden happy with contract, Manziel joining Browns

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, right, laughs with head coach Mike Pettine before a news conference at the NFL football team’s facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Haden signed a five-year contract extension with the team Tuesday. (AP Photo) Cleveland...
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As college students walk, speakers walk away

FILE – In this March 15, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice peaks at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif. Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests...

APR scores put 3 dozen teams postseasons at risk

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-six Division I athletic teams will face postseason bans next fall because of sub-par scores on the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate. Seventeen of those teams play either football or men’s basketball. Last year, 17 teams in all...
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Portugal targets Scolari for fraud, laundering

Brazil’s soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announces his list of players for the 2014 Soccer World Cup during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Brazil’s soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announces his list of...
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Panthers’ Hardy released from jail on $17,000 bond

Carolina Panthers NFL football defensive end Greg Hardy leaves the Mecklenburg County jail after being released on bond in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Hardy was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault on a female and communicating threats. (AP Photo) Carolina...