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    Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen’s farm

    HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office says two tractors were stolen from the farm in Hamburg, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) southeast of […]
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    NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, a ‘real star’

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager’s daughter tweeted that she was “just sick” over the news. Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-old wife, Erin, died Wednesday after […]
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    2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. The […]
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    Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

    PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their […]
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    Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan blades within 12 months. […]
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    Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

    HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island. Castro’s 90-minute valedictory […]
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    King’s lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The situation was dire, requiring playoff dominance. LeBron James delivered. No surprise there. Taking matters into his own hands, James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the series opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to […]
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    Utah lawmakers override 3 vetoes in balance of power debate

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers voted to override three bills that had been vetoed by Governor Gary Herbert. One of the bills was SB 171, which gives the legislature the right to voice their concerns in lawsuits that are filed against the state.  House Sponsor, Merrill Nelson, says they currently could only ask a judge to […]
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    Utah bank robber to prison for holdups in UT, CA, NV

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 28-year-old bank robber from Utah who held up a bank in St. George a few weeks after robberies in California and Nevada has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison. A U.S. District Court judge in Sacramento sentenced Gregory James Brown of Bountiful on Wednesday. U.S. […]
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    Stocks end modestly higher as earnings come in; oil surges

    US stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the S&P 500 its third gain in as many days. Energy companies rose more than the rest of the market, riding a big upturn in crude oil prices. Solid gains in industrial stocks and retailers outweighed losses among food and beverage companies, technology stocks and banks. Investors continued […]