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Tippett to coach Canada at world championships

Dave Tippett will coach Team Canada at the upcoming world hockey championships.

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NHL playoffs

Duck vs. Stars

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Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

WASHINGTON — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

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10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

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Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighter…

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Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighter…

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Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighter…

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3 school staffers on leave in Vegas cheating probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three Clark County School District employees are on leave after a state investigation concluded adults altered the answer sheets on standardized tests at a Las Vegas elementary school, leading to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next.

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Anthony Recker, Ruben Tejada, Miguel Montero

Anthony Recker, Ruben Tejada, Miguel Montero

Mets Ruben Tejada and Anthony Recker celebrate Recker’s home run; Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero simply hangs his head.

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Tucson judge issues cease and desist order in Phillips case

Tucson judge issues cease and desist order in Phillips case

A defense investigator has been told to stop contacting members of a Tucson jury who convicted a once-prominent U.S. socialite last week in the 1996 car bomb killing of her ex-husband.

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Estímulos de la Fed aún son necesarios, dice presidenta

Estímulos de la Fed aún son necesarios, dice presidenta

NUEVA YORK (AP) -- El mercado laboral de Estados Unidos todavía necesita ayuda de la Reserva Federal y ésta debe buscar ajustar su política para responder a los cambios imprevistos, dijo el miércoles la presidenta Fed, Janet Yellen.

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Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared

Stocks closed higher for the third day in a row on Wednesday as investors welcomed a crop of solid company earnings and encouraging economic news from China and the U.S. The major stock indexes hit their highest level since April 9. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines posted some of the biggest gains.…

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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

Chan Lai Ly is examined as part of a regular diabetes check-up at International Community Health Services in Seattle. 

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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

NEW YORK — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

President Barack Obama speaks during a tour of a classroom, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa., before speaking about the importance of jobs-driven skills training in a 21st Century economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Obama, Biden announce $600M for job-training grants

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job-training grants

OAKDALE, Pa. — Urging the U.S. to keep up in the global skills race, President Obama on Wednesday highlighted $600 million in new job-training grants that he said could help people land well-paying jobs.

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Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the massive mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso last month has risen to 39, officials said Wednesday.

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Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

A road sign advising the closure of Highway 530 stands in view of a flag still at half-staff Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Darrington, Wash. One more victim has been recovered from the mudslide that hit the nearby town of Oso, Wash., March 22, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County…

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Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with her unborn child.

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Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Relatives await word of their missing loved ones. The search goes on for the South Korean passengers who are unaccounted for, but there were fears Wednesday that the death toll from the sunken ferry, which now stands at six, could rise sharply.

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South Korean ferry passengers were told not to evacuate; 290 missing

South Korean ferry passengers were told not to evacuate; 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

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Former UN diplomat apologizes for failure to halt Rwanda genocide

Former UN diplomat apologizes for failure to halt Rwanda genocide

UNITED NATIONS — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council’s refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than 1 million people.

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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

In this photo provided by the United Nations, former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating addresses an open session of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations Headquarters, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Keating, who was president of the Security Council in April 1994, apologized W…

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Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

DENVER (AP) — Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.

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Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

In this April 15, 2014 photo, authorities investigate a homicide in Denver. Richard Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home. Police are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the killing. Police officers arrived just…

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Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

This undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows of Richard Kirk. Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home. Police officers arrived just after Kristine Kirk was shot in the head Monday, April 14, 2014, about 15…

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Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

In this April 15, 2014 photo, authorities investigate a homicide in Denver. Richard Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home. Police are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the killing. Police officers arrived just…

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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother’s skull and caressed it.

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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnian woman Denisa Hegic reacts as she enters at the Sejkovaca identification center, near the Bosnian town of Sanski Most, 260 kilometers (162 miles) northwest of Sarajevo ,on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Denisa Hegic was eight when Serb soldiers stormed her house and killed her entire fami…

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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnian Denisa Hegic hugs her husband as she enters the Sejkovaca Identification Center, 162 miles northwest of Sarajevo. Hegic was 8 when Serb soldiers stormed her house and killed her family at the beginning of the 1992-95 Bosnian war. 

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US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy.

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Robber was never ordered to report to prison

Robber was never ordered to report to prison

ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

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Soybean prices rise on signs of strong demand

Soybean futures are higher as traders see more signs of strong demand for beans. Wheat futures are lower.

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Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

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Bloomberg planning $50M push to get gun-control backers to polls

Bloomberg planning $50M push to get gun-control backers to polls

NEW YORK — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday.

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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, masked anti-government gunmen hold their weapons in combat position in Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked fighters and their allies seized the city of Fallujah and parts of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi in lat…

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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

FILE - In this June 22, 2004 file photo, a detainee in an outdoor solitary confinement cell talks with a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that this week's closure of the infamous A…

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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

FILE - This is a 2003 file image obtained by The Associated Press which shows an unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him in late 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 …

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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002 file photo, hundreds of Iraqis storm the Abu Ghraib jail 35 kilometers (21 miles) northwest of Baghdad, following the announcement by President Saddam Hussein that most prisoners were going to be freed. An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday, A…

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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.

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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.

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Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

The 2015 Toyota Camry is introduced at the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

The 2015 Toyota Camry is introduced at the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

NEW YORK — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.

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Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

FILE - This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington. When the Senate debates a Democratic proposal to raise the federal…

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Oil flat near $104 despite huge stock build

Oil rose one penny Wednesday as worries about upheaval in Ukraine canceled out a huge increase in U.S. oil supplies.

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