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  • Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle. Harper is scheduled to bat second in Washington's lineup against the Cardinals. In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was easily thrown out at first base. The two-time All-Star was replaced in left field the following inning. Following the eventual 4-3 loss, Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams cited "lack of hustle," for removing Harper. "That's why he came out of the game," Williams said. "He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times." On Saturday, Harper said after

  • Yankees' RHP Nova on DL due to elbow ligament tear

    Updated: 54 min ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Nova left Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI exam after the game revealed the injury. "It's hard," Nova said. "I really don't know what to say. I'm sad right now." Nova will be further examined Monday in New York by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad. He had no discomfort in the elbow until his 82nd and final pitch Saturday when he felt a pop. The Yankees also, as expected, reinstated first baseman Mark Teixeira from the 15-day disabled list and he was in the starting lineup for Sunday's g

  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's spaceship when it begins ferrying paying tourists on suborbital trips promising a taste of weightlessness and a view of the Earth's curvature. The UAE is a seven-state federation that includes Dubai and the federal capital Abu Dhabi. The OPEC member country has a nascent satellite program and is eager to develop its own space industry as part of a broader push to diversify its economy.

  • OKC Schools human resource officer chooses to be inspirational

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Rodney J. McKinley is the chief human resources officer for Oklahoma City Public Schools.“For me here, in terms of my actions in this school district, I am going to be a man of character,” he said. “I choose to have strong character in how I act, my integrity, how I treat people and doing what is right.”

  • What's it like: To do a juice cleanse

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Juicing is growing in popularity, and with that, comes questions about its effectiveness in health promotion.

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 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 from sprawling St. Peter's Square, which was bedecked with row after row of potted daffodils, sprays of blue hyacinths and bunches of white roses.

  • The Instagram effect

    Lane Anderson and Amanda Taylor, Deseret News National | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Social media envy is driving consumerism in ways never seen before. Fame and fortune have replaced faith and family as the core of the American Dream, according to research by marketing firm JWT.

  • Devastating deceit: How perjury and dishonesty plague America

    Amy Choate-Nielsen, Deseret News National | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Perjury is a pervasive act that is not often prosecuted, but experts say that if it is left unchecked, the act of flaunting the law and lying under oath could unravel America's basic financial, judicial and democratic processes.

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

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 2 hr ago

    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.

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    Updated: 3 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

  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

    Updated: 3 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 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 as the military bus drove by. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. The region has been the site of past clashes, including one three years ago that killed

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    Updated: 4 hr 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.

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    (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.

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    Updated: 4 hr 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.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 6 hr ago

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

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 6 hr ago

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

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 100-86 series-opening win over Memphis

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 100-86 win over the Grizzlies in Game 1 on Saturday night: 1.

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

    Updated: 9 hr ago

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

  • What they're saying about Game 1: The Thunder and Grizzlies weigh in

    COMPILED BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Russell Westbrook said he didn’t do a good job setting the tone in the third quarter.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: Oklahoma City's Game 1 win tests the theory that there are no bad playoff victories

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    COMMENTARY — The opportunity to score major mental points on Memphis was lost in the third quarter. The game, however, was not.