Kane leads Blackhawks past Wild 4-1

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — No. 101 went like so many of the first 100 playoff games for Patrick Kane. A perfect shot at a key moment, another big play at the very end, and a victory for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane scored two goals, Corey Crawford made 30 saves...

Ducks blast Hiller, Flames 6-1 in Game 1

By JOE RESNICK Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It’s too late for goaltender Jonas Hiller to prove anything more to the Anaheim Ducks. That ship sailed a while back. He’s wearing a Calgary uniform now, so all that’s left for him is to try and prevent them from advancing to...

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

By JULIET LINDERMAN and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an...

Defense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify

By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Half-empty tissue boxes littered the floor of Courtroom 201 after a day in which survivors told stories of heartbreak, revulsion and horror about the night James Holmes shot scores of people inside a packed a suburban...

Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow, ice

By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep...
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Britain has a new princess

By SYLVIA HUI and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — From Prince Charles to the bettors at the corner store, everyone in Britain was hoping for a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge delighted her nation and royal enthusiasts around the world Saturday by delivering one such...

Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without...

Small earthquake centered in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso said the 4.2-magnitude temblor was recorded shortly after noon Saturday....

Researchers still know little about bird flu virus

By DAVID PITT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu...

Vermont’s Sanders starts presidential bid

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One day after raising $1.5 million in donations, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was out to convince supporters in the early voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday he could raise the $40 million to $50 million to run a...