• Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital. The victims included two Fresno County sheriff's...

  • Rookie G Darling to start for Blackhawks in Game 3 vs Preds

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Scott Darling will start in goal in place of Corey Crawford for the Blackhawks against the Predators in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The series is tied 1-1 going into Sunday's game in Chicago. Crawford allowed three goals on 12 shots in the first...

  • The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    3:40 p.m. (EDT) Ohio Gov. John Kasich would like Republican voters in New Hampshire to hold off committing to a presidential candidate while he decides whether to become one. "Think about me, would ya?" he asked a roomful Saturday. "Don't commit too soon." "Let us all have a chance...

  • Pope hopes Milan world's fair will help environmental effort

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the planet that God entrusted to the care of the human race." Francis on Saturday praised Expo's theme of exploring ways the planet can feed its...

  • Charges dismissed against Missouri officer in shooting

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Missouri police officer who was indicted in the nonfatal shooting of a man during an arrest last summer, saying they wouldn't have been able to get a conviction. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said late...

  • Braves' Freeman hopes to honor late mom, play for Canada

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Freddie Freeman plans to look around downtown Toronto before the Atlanta Braves play the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon. But instead of taking in the typical tourist sights, the Atlanta first baseman has just one structure on his must-see list — the...

  • Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group. The accusation by President...

  • Spain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain's ruling Popular Party, which faces a general election late this year, the prime minister said Saturday. Speaking at a hastily...

  • NC-based paratrooper killed during training at Fort Polk

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) — The military says a U.S. Army paratrooper has died during an airborne training exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana. A news release from the soldier's division, the North Carolina-based 82nd Airborne, says Pvt. Joshua D. Phillips, 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died...

  • Lochte tops Phelps in 200 IM, 100 free heats in Arizona

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Lochte topped Michael Phelps twice in qualifying for the 200-meter individual medley and 100 freestyle Saturday at an Arizona meet. Lochte was the fastest qualifier for the evening finals in both events. He was timed in 2 minutes, 1.03 seconds in the IM and...

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