• Michael Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps experienced his first failure in his return to competition after a six-month suspension. He was too slow to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final Friday in the Arena Pro Swim Series meet, finishing 17th overall. Swimming in a far outside lane,...

  • Australia arrests 5 men on terror plot charges

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers in the latest security scare in the country linked to militants, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have...

  • Gunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city of Reynosa

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles have been reported in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas. The U.S. consulate in Matamoros said in message Friday that it had "learned of several firefights and roadblocks throughout the city of...

  • Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals. Reunited on Washington's top line, Backstrom delivered a goal and two assists, and Ovechkin scored once, leading...

  • Galchenyuk scores in OT, Canadiens top Senators 3-2

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored on a spin-around shot 3:40 into overtime, leading Montreal to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night that gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Max Pacioretty, back from a concussion, and P.K. Subban...

  • Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker vetoed legislation Friday that sought to temporarily restrict participation of a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project that he proposed. The veto was expected, though Walker has had talks with House Speaker Mike...

  • Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace

    Updated: 21 min ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping. Santos didn't propose any...

  • Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature

    Updated: 22 min ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward. Republican Rep. Knute Buehler...

  • USA Cycling reconvenes to examine Pan-Am Championships picks

    Updated: 22 min ago

    USA Cycling replaced two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong on its roster for next month's Pan Am Championships on Friday after questions surfaced about the criteria used in picking the four-member women's team. Up-and-coming star Tayler Wiles took Armstrong's place in the...

  • Christine O'Donnell responds to FEC complaint

    Updated: 45 min ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is fighting back against Federal Election Commission allegations that she illegally used at least $20,000 in campaign contributions to pay rent and utility bills at a Delaware town house. The...

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