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  • [BC-MCT-SPORTS-BJT]

    Updated: 33 min ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 8 a.m. EDT. (1200 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • [BC-MCT-SPORTS-BJT]

    Updated: 33 min ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 8 a.m. EDT. (1200 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • [BC-MCT-SPORTS-BJT]

    Updated: 33 min ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 8 a.m. EDT. (1200 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two. "This is a team on a roll, that's for sure," Hamilton said. "I'm going to be working hard, we're going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us." Ferrari's Fernando Alonso held off fast-charging Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and give his team its first podium finish of the year, with new team pri

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians. More than 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. So great were their numbers that they overflowed the huge square, which was bedecked with row after row of potted daffodils, sprays of blue hyacinths and bunches of white roses.

  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election. The attack near the village of Iboudraren began at 10 p.m. Saturday night with 11 soldiers being killed immediately and another three succumbing to their wounds, the agency said. A local official said a large group of insurgents hid on both sides of the road and opened fire with automatic weapons on the military bus as it drove by. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.

  • 4 French journalists freed after 10 months' captivity in Syria return home to joyful families

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — 4 French journalists freed after 10 months' captivity in Syria return home to joyful families.

  • Police investigate rise of PCP use in Oklahoma City area

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Police expect to see PCP, or phenyclidine, appear more often as temperatures heat up. The powerful anesthetic is known to cause violent behavior and nightmarish hallucinations in users.

  • New life for Emma: Guthrie family sees hope, blessings with addition of preschooler

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Emma has Jacobsen syndrome, a disorder with low life expectancy. But her outlook is bright, if you ask Travis and Tonya Ratcliff, the Guthrie couple who adopted her in January.

  • Researchers divided over effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen for traumatic brain injury treatment

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Oklahoma lawmakers want to make a type of experimental therapy available for free to veterans with traumatic brain injury. But some researchers question the treatment, saying it’s ineffective at best and potentially dangerous at worst.

  • Fatal crashes on Oklahoma roadways are up this year

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    So far in 2014 there have been more fatal crashes on Oklahoma roadways than at this time last year. State troopers are hoping efforts will bring the numbers back down.

  • Oklahoma electric utilities want higher rate for solar, wind energy producers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Senate Bill 1456 allows regulated utilities to apply to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to charge a higher base rate to customers who generate solar and wind energy and send their excess power back into the grid. The bill passed the Legislature and is on Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.

  • Heaing with Vitality: Living life to the fullest after prostate cancer

    Updated: Fri, Aug 23, 2013

    Too many times men who undergo prostate cancer treatment suffer debilitating side effects. Urinary leakage. Erectile dysfunction. Bowel urgency. And, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, these side effects grow worse over time. But it doesn’t always have to be that way.

  • Martins' goal lifts Seattle over Chivas 2-1

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored in the 81st minute to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 win over Chivas USA on Saturday night. Chivas played the final 16 minutes with 10 players after Marco Delgado was ejected in the 74th minute. Lamar Neagle scored in the 24th minute for Seattle (4-2-1), which is 3-0-1 on the road this season. Erick Torres opened the scoring in the fifth minute on a penalty kick for Chivas (1-3-3). Seattle responded in the 24th minute when Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy could not hold onto the ball and Neagle sent the rebound into an empty net. Martins and Dempsey combined on the game-winner. Martins fed Dempsey, who dribbled toward the area and sent the ball back to Martins.

  • Eaton leaves White Sox' 6-3 loss to Rangers

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chicago White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton is going to get a few days off to rest a nagging injury. Eaton came out of Saturday night's 6-3 loss at Texas, but not because of another collision with big Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder. "It's kind of a mixture. ... The ankle was bothering me after (Friday), and then my hamstring was bothering a little after that also," Eaton said. "I knew today was going to be kind of a struggle, but I want to be like a hockey player, so I battled through it." One pitch after colliding with Fielder on a slow roller up the first-base line that was foul in the fifth, Eaton came up gimpy while running out an inning-ending grounder. Manager Robin Ventura sa

  • Real Salt Lake downs Portland 1-0 to stay unbeaten

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ned Grabavoy scored in the 78th minute, goalkeeper Nick Rimando fended off a flurry of late shots and Real Salt Lake defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 Saturday night to remain Major League Soccer's only unbeaten team. Rimando got his 111th career clean sheet, putting him a shutout away from tying Kevin Hartman on the league's career list. Rimando had missed the team's last two matches because of a knee injury sustained on international duty. The Timbers (0-3-4) have yet to win a match this season. Real Salt Lake is 3-0-4. Last season real Salt Lake defeated Portland 5-2 in the two-leg goal-aggregate Western Conference final. Salt Lake went on to the MLS Cup match, falling in a dramatic shootout t

  • Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something considerably more potent. Calvert banged his own rebound past Marc-Andre Fleury 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned their first Stanley Cup playoff win with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post. His first shot went into the goaltender's right pad. He roofed his second into the top of the net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.

  • Perez scores in 88th, Dallas tops Toronto 2-1

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Second-half substitute Blas Perez scored in the 88th minute to lift FC Dallas a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night. Perez entered in the 70th minute for David Texeira and scored his third goal of the season when the ball fell to his feet 3 yards from the goal line following a long ball in from Michel and deflections from Matt Hedges and Stephen Keel. The Panamanian rifled the shot off Toronto goalkeeper Julio Cesar's right foot and into the net to give Dallas (5-1-1) an MLS-best 16 points. "I'm very happy to go back to the pitch after the injury," said Perez, who sat out Dallas' 3-2 loss April 12 to Seattle because of a nagging hamstring injury. "I'm happy that the team won and I'm even