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  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders

    Through April 26 Points 1, Kevin Harvick, 357. 2, Joey Logano, 324. 3, Martin Truex Jr., 315. 4, Jimmie Johnson, 299. 5, Brad Keselowski, 283. 6, Kasey Kahne, 275. 7, Matt Kenseth, 273. 8, Dale…

  • Review: ‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

    It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing”: a low-budget, black-and-white…

  • Latest on Boston trial: Brother criticized US government

    1:30 p.m. An acquaintance has testified that Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) criticized the U.S. government’s actions abroad about four months before the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Robert Barnes spoke Monday during the penalty phase of…

  • Dredge survey results: Blue crabs in Bay more plentiful

    WASHINGTON — Things are looking up for the blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Monday released the numbers from its annual Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey — the results of…

  • Peltz gets key backer in fight for influence at DuPont

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Peltz gained a powerful backer Monday after the proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said that change may be warranted at DuPont and recommended shareholders give the billionaire investor seats…

  • Review: ‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

    It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing”: a low-budget, black-and-white…

  • Texas storms bring reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings

    DALLAS (AP) — A severe storm system that swept across parts of Texas over the weekend brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain, the National Weather Service…

  • AP PHOTOS: Quake in Nepal leaves more than 4,000 dead

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years has so far claimed more than 4,000 lives, even without a full accounting from vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling…

  • US stocks edge lower at start of busy week for earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower Monday afternoon as investors waited for a busy week of corporate earnings to begin. European shares rallied on the hopes that Greece will strike a deal with…

  • Teacher tackled teen during Washington high school shooting

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured…

  • UN envoy: Parties in Yemen had been ‘very close’ to deal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s outgoing special envoy to Yemen says the parties there had been “very close” to reaching a political agreement before the current violence and that the main sticking point had…

  • ‘Hedwig’ creator John Cameron Mitchell to get a special Tony

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and then played the lead character this spring, will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. The show —…

  • New Ellis Island center to complete US immigration story

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gallery opening next month at the Ellis Island Museum will complete the story of America’s immigration history. The Peopling of America Center opens on May 20. The museum will then…

  • Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies

    LONDON (AP) — The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived carrying emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment and tarps for shelter. Governments, charities and development agencies also announced…

  • Ex-South Carolina sheriff sentenced: 1 year, 1 day in prison

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who had been South Carolina’s longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme. U.S. District Judge Terry…