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  • Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal; heavy damage

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. Nepal’s Information Minister Minendra Rijal told India’s…

  • Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food…

  • Kazmir throws 7 scoreless innings in A’s 5-4 loss to Astros

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir did everything he could to help the Oakland Athletics except swing the bat. Considering the A’s recent offensive struggles, maybe an at-bat would have helped. Kazmir threw seven scoreless…

  • Angels, Rangers talk about reports of Josh Hamilton trade

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reports that troubled Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton might be traded to the Texas Rangers dominated the chatter before the game between the teams Friday night. When asked about the…

  • Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food…

  • Extraordinary moment: Olympian identifies as transgender

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says he identifies as a woman and is making a transition from male to female. He ended speculation when he announced during an interview televised Friday…

  • Japan’s views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lester Tenney endured three hellish years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but with the passing of decades and repeated visits, he’s made peace with his former enemy. Yet as…

  • Social media a key battleground in Britain’s election

    LONDON (AP) — Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking “like.” In Britain’s close-fought races for Parliament, the battle online…

  • Japan’s war history will shadows PM’s US visit next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years after the end of World War II, Japan wants to look to the future but can’t shake off its past. When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S. next week,…

  • Quotations in the News

    “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner about his gender identity in interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. ___ “We all bleed when we lose an American life.”…

  • Mystery abounds when it comes to ‘neuroscouting’ in baseball

    CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball’s most compelling video game is not offered in any store. Exactly how many people are playing is unclear. When it comes to the sticker price, no one wants to talk about…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Boston 10 7 .588 — New York 10 7 .588 — Tampa Bay 9 8 .529 1 Toronto 9 8 .529 1 Baltimore 7 10 .412 3 Central Division…

  • Cashner pitches well, Greinke pitches better in LA’s 3-0 win

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner did his best to keep the San Diego Padres in the game. Problem was, his teammates couldn’t score. Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding…

  • Rangers head to 2nd round, await Capitals or Islanders

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers aren’t accustomed to this. In last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals, they went the seven-game limit in the first two series, then needed six games…

  • Success in NHL playoffs hinges on star players at their best

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A group of young, emerging prospects are moving to the forefront in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Of course, there are several key veterans having an impact on their…