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Cubs snap skid behind Heyward’s 2 HRs, Hamels’ 6 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have never seen this side of Jason Heyward. The way this season has been going, they were due for a pleasant surprise. Heyward hit two home runs for his first multihomer game in a Cubs uniform, and Victor Caratini and Javier Baez also went deep as Chicago snapped a […]
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Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analysts

North Korea has again pushed back the construction end-date of a massive beach resort -- a move analysts say shows the regime is struggling from international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons programmes. The eastern seaside strip, known as the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area, is intended as a centrepiece of the isolated country's nascent tourism industry as Pyongyang seeks to develop its economy despite the tough economic measures. The site's construction has been closely overseen ...
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang, Wonsan Kalma Coastal Tourist Area


Jason Sudeikis Returns to ‘SNL’ to Portray Joe Biden in Sensitivity Training Sketch (Watch)

Jason Sudeikis made a surprise appearance on the April 6 episode of “Saturday Night Live” as the late-night sketch comedy series kicked off with a cold open focusing on the recent allegations that former vice president Joe Biden inappropriately touched women at political events in the past. Sudeikis previously portrayed Biden during his time as […]
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Opinion: Official gets last-second call right, and Virginia gets Final Four win over Auburn

Auburn fans may not like it, and they made their feelings known with plenty of boos, but there’s nothing particularly controversial about the call.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near southwest Alaska island

AIAKTALIK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit an area near an island in southwest Alaska. The agency says the earthquake struck a spot 26 miles (42 kilometers) southwest of Aiaktalik island at 7 p.m. Saturday. The earthquake had a depth of 13 miles (21 kilometers.) The National Weather […]
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Muguruza bt Rybarikova (6-2 6-3)

Garbine Muguruza will face Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Monterrey Open after a straight sets win over Magdalena Rybarikova.
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Charlie Rowley: Novichok victim meets Russian ambassador

But Charlie Rowley says he "didn't really get any answers" after the meeting, arranged by a Sunday paper.
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Virginia, Texas Tech get defensive to move to title game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up. This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense. Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they’re here because they barely let their opponents breathe when possessing the ball. Two […]
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Dodgers go deep again in beating Rockies 7-2

Alex Verdugo homered and added an RBI triple as the Los Angeles Dodgers kept up their early power surge in a 7-2 win over the Colorado Rockies            [Author: AP]
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Most youth allowance recipients face housing stress despite getting rent assistance

Data shows more than half a million people on income support and rent assistance spent over 30% of their income on rentAbout 75% of all students receiving the youth allowance and rent assistance face “housing stress”, government data reveals.For those getting Newstart and rent assistance, the figure is about 60%, a statistic advocates say further highlights the need for an increase in welfare payments. The government often argues against an increase by noting that many recipients of the youth al...
Tags: Housing, Australia news, Australian politics, Welfare in Australia, Australian economy, Centrelink, Newstart, Australian budget 2019


Back from heart scare, Jansen saves Dodgers’ win at Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Kenley Jansen took a brief moment to catch his breath when he stepped on the mound. Then, he did what he does best — his past heart scare in Denver’s high altitude pushed from his mind. “Feels great to be out there again,” Jansen said. The Los Angeles closer earned a four-out […]
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Between Seahawks’ trio of stars with expiring contracts, who will end up on the short end?

With Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner also approaching the ends of their current contracts, if Frank Clark demands an exorbitant price tag, he may left on the outside looking in of the Seahawks' salary cap dilemma.
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Kelly’s hit lifts Diamondbacks in 9th as Red Sox fall to 2-8

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly watched teammate Eduardo Escobar get thrown out at home plate on Nick Ahmed’s hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kelly was on deck, and the play served as motivation for the Arizona Diamondbacks catcher. Kelly then drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring Ahmed with two […]
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Kelly’s hit lifts D-backs in 9th, Red Sox fall to 2-8

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring Nick Ahmed with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the struggling Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night. Boston has dropped three straight and fell to 2-8 overall, a lousy start to their World Series championship […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix, Kelly, Carson Kelly, Nick Ahmed


Novichok victim meets ambassador

But Charlie Rowley says he "didn't really get any answers" after the meeting, arranged by a Sunday paper.
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Brazil bridge collapses in Pará state after ferryboat hit

A ferryboat hits a bridge spanning the Moju River in Brazil, causing a portion to collapse.
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Los Angeles FC pounds DC United 4-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diego Rossi scored three times for his first career MLS hat trick, and Los Angeles FC snapped D.C. United’s 15-game regular-season unbeaten streak with a 4-0 win on Saturday. Carlos Vela scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season in the 15th minute, ripping a left footer from the top of the […]
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Analysis: Texas Tech rides dominating defense to title game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard has modeled his program after Michigan State. The physical play. The toughness. The attention to defense and rebounding. Everything Tom Izzo gets his players to do, that’s what Beard expects from his. Facing Michigan State with a spot in the national championship on the line, Beard and […]
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Analysis: Texas Tech rides defense, Mooney to title game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Tech did its defensive thing all night. Matt Mooney was money in the second half. Now the Red Raiders are riding into their first national championship game. Mooney scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and Texas Tech clamped down on Michigan State all Saturday night in a […]
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Endangered Orcas Spotted Off California Coast For The First Time In 8 Years

The "L pod" traveling from the Pacific Northwest included months-old calf and female orca in her 90s.
Tags: News, California, Pacific Northwest


Canadian broadcaster Bob Cole ends 50-year career

MONTREAL (AP) — Long-time Canadian broadcaster Bob Cole has always said the focus should be on the players — not him. There was little chance of that on Saturday night. The play-by-play man called his last game for “Hockey Night in Canada” to cap a 50-year run behind the microphone. The regular-season finale in Montreal […]
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McDavid avoids fracture after scary collision

The Edmonton Oilers captain will have an MRI performed to learn the extent of the injury after crashing shin-first into the post.
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Libya crisis: Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj vows to defend Tripoli

Fayez al-Serraj vows to defend Tripoli as rebel forces from the east advance on the capital.
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Michigan St endures more Final Four heartbreak vs Texas Tech

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, complimenting him on his team’s toughness and a fine defensive performance. It’s a walk Izzo has made a lot over the past two decades. Frustrated all night by the Red […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Ap, College sports, Michigan, Texas Tech, Tom Izzo, Izzo, Chris Beard


Brazil bridge collapses in Pará state after ferryboat crash

A ferryboat hits a bridge spanning the Moju River in Brazil, causing a portion to collapse.
Tags: News, Brazil, Pará, Moju River


Judge hits 2 HRs, Frazier adds 1 as Yankees beat Orioles 6-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — After Aaron Judge gave the New York Yankees the early lead with his first two home runs of the season, the pivotal long ball came from an unlikely source. Clint Frazier hit a three-run shot in the eighth inning to carry the Yankees past the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday night and provide […]
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Endangered Orcas Spotted Off California Coast For The The First Time In 8 Years

The "L pod" traveling from the Pacific Northwest included months-old calf and female orca in her 90s.
Tags: News, California, Pacific Northwest


N.C.A.A. Final Four: Texas Tech Upsets Michigan State

Texas Tech’s visit to its first Final Four will continue after a victory over Michigan State sent it to the final against Virginia.
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Elections over, Turkey's Erdogan eyes economic reforms

Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to promise reforms to revive the country's weakened economy. Now with no elections until 2023, Erdogan has room to focus on the economy, but analysts say he must convince investors already wary over his sometimes unorthodox policies, and worried about fallout from tensions with the United States. Turkey's lira can be volatile, but analysts said Erdogan's g...
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