April 17, 2014

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UPDATED: 4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said. The attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes Read More…

PETA drops restaurant proposal for Jeffrey Dahmer house

The Bath, Ohio, childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer, where he committed his first murder is for sale for just under $300,000.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Paul Tople)

BATH, Ohio (AP) — A national animal welfare group says it has abandoned the idea of turning serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home in Ohio into a vegan restaurant. Moira Colley, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tells The Akron Beacon Journal the group “won’t be able to move forward” with Read More…

UConn partying links men, women’s national title victories

Husein Becirovic of New Britain, Conn., left, Laura Purcell of Stoughton, Mass., center, and Yvonne Ambenge of Mansfield, Conn., right, cheer as they watch the broadcast of the UConn and Notre Dame women's NCAA title game Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The partying started Monday night on the UConn campus and spilled into Tuesday. And rightly so. It was in honor of the women’s basketball team, which beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, capturing a record ninth national title, and the men’s team, which beat Kentucky 60-54 in Arlington, Read More…

United vacating concourse at Cleveland Hopkins

A United Airlines employee staffs a ticketing counter at San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. United Airlines has announced it is vacating its concourse in Cleveland Hopkins. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials at the Cleveland airport are trying to determine the potential impact of United Airlines’ decision to vacate one of its concourses. The Plain Dealer reports that United notified the city and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Monday that it will consolidate all of its flights onto Concourse C, leaving the 16 gates Read More…

At 21, recovering Ill. heroin addict starts over

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  AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago streets last May as he headed to Read More…

College basketball: UConn goes from banned to banner, downing Kentucky to win fourth national championship

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium — the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. “Bittersweet. Bittersweet. Bittersweet,” he said, over and over again. Bitter because it’s over. Sweet because UConn won it all after being left behind and told to Read More…

Kyrie Irving, Josh Gordon at center of media spat

Browns Josh Gordon, left, and Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving have exchanged barbs across a number of platforms this weekend. (AP photo)

CLEVELAND (AP) — As if the Cavaliers and Browns don’t have enough trouble winning games. Now their most prominent stars are going at it. Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon are having a spat through the media, exchanging barbs across TV, Twitter and newspaper. Gordon, who led the NFL with Read More…

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

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NEW YORK (AP) — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won’t pay for inpatient rehab. Some users overcome their addictions in spite of the obstacles. But Read More…

NCAA Tournament: UConn, Kentucky meet for title tonight as unlikely finalists

Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright celebrates Saturday vs. Florida. The seventh-seeded Huskies will play eighth-seeded Kentucky tonight for the national title. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Connecticut and Kentucky couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s. Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky meet tonight in one of the unlikeliest NCAA championship games ever. Neither was around in last year’s postseason — Connecticut because of a tournament Read More…

NASCAR: Race at Texas Motor Speedway postponed by rain until noon Monday

A dryer runs on the track before a rain delayed start to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer )

FORT WORTH, Texas — On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR’s first rainout of the season. The Robertson family from “Duck Dynasty” had prominent roles at Sunday’s race, called the Duck Commander 500, but Uncle Si never got to Read More…