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  • John Kerry arrives in Somalia; 1st US secretary of state ever to visit country

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — John Kerry arrives in Somalia; 1st US secretary of state ever to visit country.

  • Raleigh police officer burned by free coffee sues Starbucks

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned. WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1GXc10R ) reports attorneys said…

  • Volkswagen won’t rush choice of new board chair

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The acting chairman of Volkswagen AG says the company won’t rush its choice of a new chair after the resignation of company patriarch Ferdinand Piech. Acting chair Berthold Huber opened the…

  • Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at…

  • New D.C. law turning businesses into bars overnight

    WASHINGTON – There’s a new law in D.C. that is pulling the top shelf closer to customers. The law allows distilleries and wineries to sell their products to customers on site and also makes for…

  • The nation’s weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, May 05, 2015 National Forecast for Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 An area of low pressure will shift across the Four Corners on Tuesday, while a cold front will extend across…

  • Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore’s top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city’s mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and…

  • Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

    HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of…

  • Greek officials lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout

    PARIS (AP) — Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is meeting top European officials in Paris and Brussels as the cash-strapped country seeks the swift release of delayed bailout money that it needs to keep up…

  • Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii’s Kilauea

    HONOLULU (AP) — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall. The collapse triggered a small…

  • Astros’ 10-game win streak ends with 2-1 loss to Rangers

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros just couldn’t get much going against the Texas Rangers. Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Rangers snapped Houston’s 10-game winning streak with…

  • Blackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they’re only halfway there. The Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames…

  • Lufthansa’s operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 10 .615 — Tampa Bay 14 12 .538 2 Baltimore 12 11 .522 2½ Toronto 13 14 .481 3½ Boston 12 14 .462 4 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 10 .615 — Washington 13 14 .481 3½ Atlanta 12 14 .462 4 Miami 12 14 .462 4 Philadelphia 10 17 .370 6½ Central Division W…