• TV crew confronted on LA's Skid Row; 1 arrested

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries as they arrested a homeless man on Skid Row who confronted a TV news crew. Phil Shuman, a reporter for Fox affiliate KTTV-TV (http://bit.ly/1zYRNLY ), says the crew was filming around noon Wednesday in the...

  • Report: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle'

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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ...

  • Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day

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    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape. The 58-year-old...

  • Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines." Williams said he grew up listening to Gaye's music and was familiar with his...

  • Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

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    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and...

  • Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination. Billionaire John Doerr took the witness stand for a second day in the lawsuit...

  • NCAA reports big jump in home runs with new flat-seam ball

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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The new flat-seam ball in college baseball is having the desired effect, with teams hitting 40 percent more home runs so far this season. The NCAA announced Wednesday that teams are hitting a home run about every other game. Last year, teams homered about once every...

  • Cowboys re-sign slot receiver Cole Beasley on 4-year deal

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    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have re-signed restricted free-agent Cole Beasley after the diminutive receiver emerged as a threat in the slot last season for Tony Romo. Beasley signed a four-year contract Wednesday reportedly worth about $14 million, with $7 million guaranteed. The...

  • Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems

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    DALLAS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells jurors in a taped deposition the football league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the Super Bowl held in Arlington in 2011. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports...

  • Former player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana

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    DENVER (AP) — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future. Speaking at a marijuana business conference, Jackson called on the league to allow medical marijuana as a...

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