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RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Kyle Busch pulls away to win at Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart in a two-lap overtime sprint

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TOKYO | World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117


TOKYO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah | The Latest: Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on Mitt Romney’s bid to win the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the party’s state convention. (all times local): 7:30

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SEOUL, South Korea| Road to N. Korea’s denuclearization is littered with failure


SEOUL, South Korea| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on


MANAGUA, Nicaragua | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Saturday that his government is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of protests and clashes

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LOS ANGELES | Jutanugarn, Ko share 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour’s LA tourney


LOS ANGELES | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie Jin Young Ko at 9 under going into the final round

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LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres


| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ___ FARQUHAR STATUS The Chicago White Sox will continue to monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized in stable but critical

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WASHINGTON| Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials


WASHINGTON| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven

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ANAHEIM, Calif | Angels’ Ohtani set for ‘full gorilla’ bullpen Sunday


ANAHEIM, Calif | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to throw a “full gorilla” bullpen session on Sunday that will give the Los Angeles Angels a better idea if the blister that

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HOUSTON | Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who

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BERLIN | Sancho nets 1st Dortmund goal; Hamburg boosts Bundesliga bid


BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Jadon Sancho scored his first Borussia Dortmund goal and set up two others in a 4-0 victory over top-four rival Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that pushed his team closer

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NEW ORLEANS | Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers


NEW ORLEANS | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail

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WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf

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LOS ANGELES | Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse


LOS ANGELES | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few

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SAN ANTONIO | Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry share Texas Open lead


SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th Saturday at the Valero Texas Open for a share of the third-round lead with Andrew Landry, a stroke ahead of record-setting

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WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings.

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WASHINGTON | Barcelona easily wins historic 4th straight Copa del Rey


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is

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WASHINGTON | Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump

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WASHINGTON | Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a

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NEW YORK | Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill


NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roberta Flack is under observation at a Manhattan hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports the

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida | Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson


WEST PALM BEACH, Florida | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump says he’s considering “a Full Pardon!” for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white

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WASHINGTON | Rep. Scalise out of hospital after surgery tied to shooting


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball

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CHICAGO | White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game


CHICAGO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the dugout in the sixth inning

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SAN ANTONIO | Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery


SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

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HOUSTON | Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of

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LONDON | Man United prolongs FA Cup pain for Spurs by reaching final


LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham. While Mauricio Pochettino wins admiration for his style of football, the

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BERLIN | Sancho stars for Dortmund, Hamburg gains hope in Bundesliga


BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jadon Sancho starred as Borussia Dortmund took a great stride toward Champions League qualification by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 on Saturday. The English forward scored one goal –

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April 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its

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NEW YORK | Roberta Flack cuts short her appearance at Apollo Theater


NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Roberta Flack has been rushed to a hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports the 81-year-old singer

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SAN ANTONIO | Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery


SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

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MONACO | Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final


MONACO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win

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LONDON | Herrera sends Man United into FA Cup final with win vs Spurs


LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Ander Herrera kept Manchester United in with a shot of silverware this season by securing a place in the FA Cup final after beating Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday. Herrera

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Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors


TRENTON, Fla./April 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A man who investigators say killed two sheriff’s deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote,

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WASHINGTON | IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking committee said Saturday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries’ heavy debt burden. Longer-term prospects are clouded

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DIEPPE, France | French nun known as allied troops ‘White Angel’ dies at 103


DIEPPE, France | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The mayor of a city in France’s Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the “White Angel” to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II

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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s president slams morality police’s tactics with women


TEHRAN, Iran | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s president has criticized the morality police’s use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code. Hassan

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HOUSTON | The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church

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Stars Group doubles down with purchase of Sky Betting


April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) By The Associated Press Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday

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MONACO | Marseille crushes Lille 5-1 to keep pressure on Monaco


MONACO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Marseille crushed Lille 5-1 on Saturday to stay level with Lyon in the chase for second in the French league and an automatic Champions League spot. They were one

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AMSTERDAM | Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’


AMSTERDAM | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | Fed Cup: France and US 1-1 in semifinals


AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Kristina Mladenovic rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. The 20th-ranked

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SALT LAKE CITY | Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race


SALT LAKE CITY | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state

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WASHINGTON | US calls on IMF to do more to address unfair trade practices


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Treasury Steven Mnuchin wants the International Monetary Fund to do more to address what the Trump administration says are unfair trade practices and says the World Bank should steer cheap

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of

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AMSTERDAM | Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests


AMSTERDAM | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. The former

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HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the

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HOUSTON | The Latest: George HW Bush, Clintons, Obamas at funeral


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 11 a.m. Former President George H.W. Bush has arrived with his family at

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PORTLAND, Maine | Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music


PORTLAND, Maine | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores. Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have

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MILAN | Roma beats Spal 3-0 ahead of Liverpool semi in CL


MILAN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Roma saw off relegation-threatened Spal 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday and stayed confident for the trip to Liverpool for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals. Spal

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