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  • Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion

    Updated: 31 min ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer. Canada's...

  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    Updated: 42 min ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday....

  • Abbott: Pay teachers bonuses for high exam scores

    Updated: 45 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams. Abbott on Wednesday called for paying teachers up to $2,000 a year extra if their students perform well on...

  • Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

    Updated: 48 min ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism. The Navy says Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown, Md. will be posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps...

  • Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls

    Updated: 56 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. Not just any ol' 7:38. Not some stretch in the second quarter that people might vaguely remember. This was the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of overtime in Game 2 of a playoff series....

  • Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him

    Updated: 57 min ago

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won't be returning to the...

  • Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — The lawyer for U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday his client is certain he will go home in the next year, be it alive or dead. Speaking to reporters in Havana after visiting Gross, attorney...

  • Maine nursing homes may get $14 million boost

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After years of underfunding that has forced some of Maine's nursing homes to slash staff and close their doors, the facilities could get some relief under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage's signature. Lawmakers in the Democratic-led Legislature have...

  • 3 gubernatorial hopefuls roll out policy plans

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leading Democratic candidates for Rhode Island governor rolled out new policy initiatives Wednesday that focused on growing the state's struggling economy, fixing its aging infrastructure and boosting its "green energy" sector. In his first major policy...

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said. The car exploded just outside a...

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