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Catriona Matthew leads Airbus LPGA Classic

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Catriona Matthew took the first-round lead Thursday in the Airbus LPGA Classic, holing a bunker shot for an eagle and finishing with an 8-under 64. The 44-year-old Scot rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 12th — her third hole in the...

Legal fight over gay marriage spreads to 30 states

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal lawsuits filed this week in Montana and South Dakota leave just one state — North Dakota — with a gay marriage ban that’s not facing some form of legal challenge. State marriage bans have been falling around the country...
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Performer convicted in Vegas dismemberment slaying

Jason Omar Griffith, center, blows a kiss to his mother before being lead away and after a guilty verdict was read during his murder trial at the Regional Justice Center on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Las Vegas. Griffith was convict of second degree murder of his girlfriend and...

Adorable bear cub charms police in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in southern Oregon held an unlikely suspect overnight: an adorable black bear cub. Myrtle Creek Police Chief Don Brown says a teen boy and his parents dropped off the cub in a large plastic storage bin at the police station Monday. The teen...

EPA reaches deal with Duke to clean river coal ash

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray...
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Domestic violence charge declined in kidnap case

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department, shows suspect Isidro Garcia, age 41 of Bell Gardens, Calif. who was arrested in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and...
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Fielder facing season-ending neck surgery

Texas Rangers’ Prince Fielder watches the flight of his solo home run to right off a pitch from Colorado Rockies’ Franklin Morales in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Texas...

Buehrle pitches Blue Jays to 7-2 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Mark Buehrle won his major league-leading eighth game, Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista homered on consecutive pitches, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Thursday for a three-game sweep. Toronto improved to 8-2 in its last 10 games,...
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VIDEO: Arcadia vs. McComb

  Blanchard Valley Conference members McComb and Arcadia faced off at Findlay High School on Thursday, with the Panthers winning 2-1 to advance to a Division IV District Final.

Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martin’s family over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice. Cuban even revealed some of his own prejudices in the interview with Inc. magazine, and said he...