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Men caught playing ball at unfinished Connecticut stadium

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:50

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Yard Goats won’t be the first to take the field at Dunkin’ Donuts Park when the Double-A team makes it long-awaited debut at the new stadium. Police say four men were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing after they were caught playing baseball in the yet-to-be-completed Connecticut ballpark at […]
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Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s revised buyout bid

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:45

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing is rejecting a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, saying it’s not in the best interest of shareholders. Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based in McLean, Virginia, […]
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Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s revised buyout bid

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:45

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing is rejecting a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, saying it’s not in the best interest of shareholders. Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based in McLean, Virginia, […]
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Pope embraces Al-Azhar imam in sign of renewed relations

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:28

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, in a sign that a five-year suspension of important Catholic-Muslim ties was over. As Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib arrived for his audience in the Apostolic Palace, Francis said that the fact that they were meeting […]
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Pope embraces Al-Azhar imam in sign of renewed relations

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:28

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, in a sign that a five-year suspension of important Catholic-Muslim ties was over. As Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib arrived for his audience in the Apostolic Palace, Francis said that the fact that they were meeting […]
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US General in Afghanistan: Mansour was an obstacle to peace

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:25

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour was an obstacle to peace and his death will have a disruptive effect on the insurgency. Resolute Support Commander, Gen. John W. Nicholson, said during a visit to the northern province of Kunduz that Mansour rejected […]
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US General in Afghanistan: Mansour was an obstacle to peace

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:25

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour was an obstacle to peace and his death will have a disruptive effect on the insurgency. Resolute Support Commander, Gen. John W. Nicholson, said during a visit to the northern province of Kunduz that Mansour rejected […]
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World’s first surviving septuplets graduate high school

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:19

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — The world’s first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan McCaughey all crossed the stage Sunday as part of Carlisle High School’s class of 2016. The septuplets were born Nov. 19, 1997, ranging in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to […]
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World’s first surviving septuplets graduate high school

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:19

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — The world’s first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan McCaughey all crossed the stage Sunday as part of Carlisle High School’s class of 2016. The septuplets were born Nov. 19, 1997, ranging in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to […]
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Man dies after falling from Ocean City hotel balcony

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:09

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel. Ocean City police say in a statement that 29-year-old Jordan M. Hess of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died shortly after crews arrived to the scene Saturday evening at the Stowaway Grand […]
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Man dies after falling from Ocean City hotel balcony

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:09

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel. Ocean City police say in a statement that 29-year-old Jordan M. Hess of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died shortly after crews arrived to the scene Saturday evening at the Stowaway Grand […]
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Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:52

FOS-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Behind a barricade of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil refinery are standing firm, playing the accordion — and slowly draining France of its fuel. The union-led blockade, one of several set up at refineries and depots across France, is aimed at securing the withdrawal of the […]
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Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:52

FOS-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Behind a barricade of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil refinery are standing firm, playing the accordion — and slowly draining France of its fuel. The union-led blockade, one of several set up at refineries and depots across France, is aimed at securing the withdrawal of the […]
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Former Yugo’s mega film star Bata Zivojinovic dies at 82

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:46

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia’s best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82. State TV said Monday that Zivojinovic died late on Sunday in a Belgrade hospital. He was suffering from several chronic conditions and recently had a leg amputated. […]
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Former Yugo’s mega film star Bata Zivojinovic dies at 82

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:46

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia’s best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82. State TV said Monday that Zivojinovic died late on Sunday in a Belgrade hospital. He was suffering from several chronic conditions and recently had a leg amputated. […]
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UK’s David Cameron warns of recession if Britain leaves EU

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:44

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that Britain would be plunged into a “do-it-yourself” recession if it votes to leave the European Union in the June 23 referendum. He said Monday that choosing to leave the 28-nation bloc would be a “self-destruct option” for Britain. The referendum is one month away […]
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UK’s David Cameron warns of recession if Britain leaves EU

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:44

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that Britain would be plunged into a “do-it-yourself” recession if it votes to leave the European Union in the June 23 referendum. He said Monday that choosing to leave the 28-nation bloc would be a “self-destruct option” for Britain. The referendum is one month away […]
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Official: Iran to try to ‘speed up’ held Lebanese man’s case

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:42

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry says his government “will try to speed up” a case involving a detained U.S. permanent resident accused by state-run media of being a spy. Hossein Jaberi Ansari’s comments are about Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka. Zakka disappeared in Tehran in September after attending a […]
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Official: Iran to try to ‘speed up’ held Lebanese man’s case

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:42

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry says his government “will try to speed up” a case involving a detained U.S. permanent resident accused by state-run media of being a spy. Hossein Jaberi Ansari’s comments are about Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka. Zakka disappeared in Tehran in September after attending a […]
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Greece to start evacuating Idomeni migrant camp within days

NBA - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:36

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they will start a gradual evacuation of the country’s main informal camp for refugees and other migrants within the next few days. Police and government officials said Monday the estimated 8,400 people at Idomeni, on the closed northern border with Macedonia, will be sent to newly-completed, organized camps. […]
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