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  • NBA Calendar

    April 15 — Last day of regular season. April 18 — Playoffs begin. April 26 — NBA draft early entry eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 12-17 — NBA draft combine. May 19 — Draft…

  • NHL Calendar

    April 11 — Regular season ends. April 15 — Stanley Cup playoffs begin. April 16-26 — IIHF Under-18 World Championship, Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland May 1-17 — IIHF World Championship, Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic.…

  • NFL Calendar

    April 6 — Teams with new head coach can begin offseason workouts. April 20 — Teams with returning head coach can begin offseason workouts. April 30-May 2 — NFL draft, Chicago.

  • US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

    PRAGUE (AP) — A convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe that opponents threatened to block has entered Czech territory. In a campaign on Facebook and pro-Russia media, activists condemned the convoy, pledging to…

  • Va. State Bar defends decision to cancel trip to Israel

    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Bar is looking to clear the air after cancelling a trip for its members to Israel. While some are applauding the decision, others wonder if the decision was politically motivated. Kevin…

  • Indiana governor: New law ‘not about discrimination’

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama’s spokesman says the debate over Indiana’s new bill isn’t a political argument and that the governor is in “damage control mode.” Both spokesman Josh Earnest and Gov. Mike Pence…

  • Guinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers…

  • UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher…

  • Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the…

  • Cookie monster: Thief takes cash box at Girl Scout sale

    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies. Rochester police say they are looking for a man who stole a cash box from Girl Scouts selling…

  • HAWK signal comes to Fairfax County

    WASHINGTON — Drivers in Fairfax County will have to look out for a new kind of traffic signal. It’s aimed at protecting people walking to and from school. Although actual installation is not happening right away,…

  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on ‘abrupt’ landing

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an “abrupt” landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said Sunday 23 people were taken to a…

  • Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

    CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a…

  • Road to the Kentucky Derby

    Prep races for the 2015 Kentucky Derby, in which points are awarded to the top four finishers of selected races and point values increase as the season goes on. The highest point totals will determine…

  • Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz’s hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for…