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Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:09
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday. They said soldiers on […]
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Mayflower II back in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for summer

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:52
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has been undergoing renovations at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since December as part of a multiyear plan. Officials hope to have the ship repaired by 2020 — the 400th anniversary of the […]
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Mayflower II back in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for summer

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:52
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has been undergoing renovations at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since December as part of a multiyear plan. Officials hope to have the ship repaired by 2020 — the 400th anniversary of the […]
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Boehner: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is no better off a year after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records to cover up the delays, House Speaker John Boehner charged Wednesday. In a speech on the House floor, Boehner […]
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Boehner: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is no better off a year after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records to cover up the delays, House Speaker John Boehner charged Wednesday. In a speech on the House floor, Boehner […]
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10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That’s according to guidelines released Thursday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as to how the GOP will handle its largest presidential class in recent memory. The party’s first debate is scheduled for Aug. […]
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10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That’s according to guidelines released Thursday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as to how the GOP will handle its largest presidential class in recent memory. The party’s first debate is scheduled for Aug. […]
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Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:42
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law. The vote margin in the unicameral Legislature was more than enough to override a promised veto from Gov. Pete […]
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Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:42
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law. The vote margin in the unicameral Legislature was more than enough to override a promised veto from Gov. Pete […]
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Thousands of gallons of oil coat California shoreline

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:37
Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a company official said the line was operating at full capacity when it broke, suggesting much more oil escaped than initially estimated.
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Thousands of gallons of oil coat California shoreline

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:37
Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a company official said the line was operating at full capacity when it broke, suggesting much more oil escaped than initially estimated.
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Pregame notes and lineups: Welington Castillo will catch Thursday

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:27
Welington Castillo was in the clubhouse before Wednesday’s game at Camden Yards, meeting teammates and coaches, learning signals and trying to get acclimated after a full Tuesday spent traveling across the country. The Mariners acquired Castillo from the Cubs in a trade for reliever Yoervis Medina late Monday night. Castillo left San Diego, where the Cubs were […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: Welington Castillo will catch Thursday

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:27
Welington Castillo was in the clubhouse before Wednesday’s game at Camden Yards, meeting teammates and coaches, learning signals and trying to get acclimated after a full Tuesday spent traveling across the country. The Mariners acquired Castillo from the Cubs in a trade for reliever Yoervis Medina late Monday night. Castillo left San Diego, where the Cubs were […]
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Sinaloa cartel enforcer pleads guilty in U.S.

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:26
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A top enforcer for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel has pleaded guilty in San Diego to drug charges in a wide investigation of the group in the United States. Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, known as “Chino Antrax,” acknowledged Wednesday that he helped bring tons of cocaine and marijuana to the country from Mexico […]
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Sinaloa cartel enforcer pleads guilty in U.S.

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:26
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A top enforcer for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel has pleaded guilty in San Diego to drug charges in a wide investigation of the group in the United States. Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, known as “Chino Antrax,” acknowledged Wednesday that he helped bring tons of cocaine and marijuana to the country from Mexico […]
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Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol facing 6 charges

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said Wednesday in a statement that a grand jury has indicted […]
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Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol facing 6 charges

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said Wednesday in a statement that a grand jury has indicted […]
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24 little penguins from Australia go on display at Bronx Zoo

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen members of the world’s smallest penguin species have taken up residence at the Bronx Zoo. The little penguins are also called blue penguins or fairy penguins. When fully grown, they are only about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds. All of the birds in the colony […]
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24 little penguins from Australia go on display at Bronx Zoo

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen members of the world’s smallest penguin species have taken up residence at the Bronx Zoo. The little penguins are also called blue penguins or fairy penguins. When fully grown, they are only about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds. All of the birds in the colony […]
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Collection of early American coins sells for $25 million

NBA - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:16
NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of 128 American coins from the late 18th and early 19th centuries has sold for a total of $25.3 million at auction in New York. A small gold coin from 1808 called a quarter eagle sold for $2.25 million at Tuesday’s auction. Auctioneers Sotheby’s and Stack’s Bowers Galleries say […]
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