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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018 file photo Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York. Pitch clocks are coming for spring training games. Looking to speed the pace of play in baseball, Manfred said, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, pitchers will have 20 seconds to deliver to the plate when teams play exhibition games in Arizona and Florida beginning this week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
February 17, 2019 - 8:51 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20...
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Venezuela' self proclaimed interim president and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, speaks during a session at the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Guaido said Wednesday that the National Assembly has appointed six executives to a transitional board for its PDVSA state-owned oil company and its U.S. subsidiaries, including Houston-based refiner Citgo. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the appointments by Guaido and his National...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, media, left record people entering the KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., after it was announced the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased at the store. Unless the winner chooses to come forward, the world may never know who won. The winner of a $1.537 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. With the prize unclaimed, the state Board of Economic Advisors is expected Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, to suggest removing the $61 million windfall from the state spending plan. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Economic officials estimated the winner would pay $61 million in state income taxes, and put that money into the budget...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the morning after House and Senate negotiators worked out a border security compromise hoping to avoid another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 12, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats — including a cast of presidential candidates — into a political bind. The...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment...
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Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (1) and Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) fight for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Atlanta. Orlando won 124-108. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 11, 2019 - 3:42 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Lin is about to be on the move again, with the veteran guard in the process of getting bought out by the Atlanta Hawks so he can sign with the playoff-contending Toronto Raptors. Jim Tanner, one of Lin's agents, confirmed the pending move to The Associated Press. ESPN first...
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This photo released by VSE42.RU, shows an overturned bus at the Raspadsky open cast, 100 kilometers (63 miles) away from the town of Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Region, Russia, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The bus overturned, killing several miners, according to emergency officials. (VSE42.RU via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 9:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say that seven workers have died in two separate accidents at Siberian coal mines. The Investigative Committee, the nation's top state investigative agency, said that in one accident Friday, a truck carrying miners to the Raspadskaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region...
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FILE - This illustration made available by NASA on March 29, 2018 shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. As of Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, NASA hasn’t heard from the briefcase-size spacecraft for more than a month - and doubts it ever will. The twin satellites shadowed NASA’s InSight lander to Mars in 2018. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 9:48 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two tiny satellites have fallen silent millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the briefcase-...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo Kevin Harvick waits for his car to go through inspection before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. NASCAR will strip victories in 2019 for illegal race cars in an effort to squash cheating and efforts to exploit the rule book. Inspections will now be done at tracks immediately following each race. If the winning car has any major infraction it will immediately be disqualified and dropped to last in the field. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)
February 04, 2019 - 2:33 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system. "If you are illegal, you don't win the race," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's chief racing...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, members of the Toronto Police Service excavate the back of a property in Toronto during an investigation in relation to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. The former landscaper, McArthur, accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in Toronto's Gay Village district over seven years pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, to eight counts of first-degree murder. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 8:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A former landscaper accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in Toronto's Gay Village district over seven years pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce McArthur, wearing a black sweater, stood up and softly said "guilty" as each...
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