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  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball's first National...

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that....

  • Candidate backs Massachusetts 'single payer' plan

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Don Berwick on Wednesday called for a "single health care payment system" for Massachusetts. Berwick, who headed the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 17 months, is one of five Democrats, two Republicans and three...

  • Experts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in...

  • Fire truck rams California eatery; 14 injured

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — At least five firefighters are among 14 people who were injured when two fire trucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. Officials say one of the victims is in critical condition. The crash in...

  • Troopers issue report on fatal Fla. day care crash

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When a car crashed into a central Florida day care last week, it slammed through the playroom where it hit three children — killing one of them and seriously injuring two others — and left 10 more people injured by flying debris, the Florida Highway Patrol...

  • Sacramento mayor to lead national mayoral group

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that raises the national political profile of the NBA All-Star. Johnson rises to fill a vacancy left by Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz., who...

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. The actions of the man, whose mother said he had a...

  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday. The lethal injection of Jose Villegas, 39, was carried out after his attorneys...

  • Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated...

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