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Thousands turn out for St. Patrick’s Day parade

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors and bagpipe brigades march by. Politicians figured heavily in Sunday’s parade, including ...

2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, authorities said. The blast reverberated through storm drains and sent manhole covers into the air, fire department ...

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Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities ...

Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns ...

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and ...

NC man wanted in wife’s death caught in Arizona

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of killing his wife was arrested Sunday on an Arizona interstate, authorities said, adding they will take a closer look at the death of the man’s first wife more than a decade ago. Nash County, North Carolina, Sheriff Keith Stone said ...

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter ...

McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.— His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish. Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an ...

Kyle Busch ties Petty with milestone 200th win

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer FONTANA, Calif.— Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle of the pack at Auto Club Speedway. Busch had to pass 17 cars in 73 laps on sizzling old asphalt to get his landmark 200th victory ...

Can Republicans get elected in nonwhite US?

The Pew Research Center has produced a projected profile of what the American electorate will look like ethnically in the 2020 elections. The portrait shows a continued trend of America becoming an increasingly nonwhite nation and electorate. Pew projects that 66.7 percent of eligible ...