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Landon Donovan’s playing career is over. The United States and MLS legend has confirmed that he is retired once again and this time it will stay that way. “Yeah, I’m done,” Donovan confirmed to Yahoo! Sports. “I’m done. No more playing for me.” “I have not [gone public]. But that is definitely the case.” Donovan…
03.24 / 10:44
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SEOUL, South Korea –  Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry toward a transport vessel on Friday after it was successfully raised from waters off the country’s southwest coast. The massive attempt to bring the ferry back to shore, nearly three years after it sank, killing 304 people, is being closely watched by…
03.24 / 10:44
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AMSTERDAM –  The chief executive of U.S. paint maker PPG meets Dutch government officials on Friday to make the case for its proposed 22.7 billion euro ($24.5 billion) takeover of Dutch peer AkzoNobel . Continue Reading Below PPG was also due to meet representatives of the VEB, an organization that represents shareholders in the Netherlands,…
03.24 / 10:44
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Utter the word “Obamacare” in a crowded room, and you’ll get a host of mixed reactions (and perhaps some choice words). But the proposed Republican version — the American Health Care Act — is certainly not without controversy itself. One major provision of the plan, dubbed the age tax, is particularly troublesome for older Americans…
03.24 / 10:44
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ISLAMABAD (AP) Suspended Pakistan cricketer Khalid Latif didn’t attend a preliminary hearing of an anti-corruption tribunal in Lahore on Friday because of health reasons. But Sharjeel Khan, also suspended, did appear along with his lawyer. The tribunal, headed by a retired judge, directed Latif to make himself available on March 31, saying, ”No further adjournment…
03.24 / 10:44
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When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was cre…
03.24 / 10:21
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A leading U.S. senator is demanding to know why a teenager from Central America accused of raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school was allowed to enter and remain in the U.S. since crossing the border illegally months ago. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Government…
03.24 / 09:36
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White House officials said late Thursday President Trump wants the House to vote Friday on the legislation to begin dismantling ObamaCare, and if it fails, he is “done with health care,” and ready to move on to tax reform, a source told Fox News. “My understanding is he’s going to get it,” White House Press…
03.24 / 09:36
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Authorities in London made two more “significant” arrests in the investigation into Wednesday’s terror attack that sent shock waves through the country.  The latests arrests bring the total to nine. One woman was released on bail, Reuters reported. Authorities are working to determine if the attacker, Khalid Masood, who died at the scene, was directed.…
03.24 / 09:36
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MOSCOW –  French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has urged Russia and France to unite, during a visit to Russia less than a month before French elections. Le Pen said as she visited the lower house of the Russian parliament that Russia and France should work together to save the world from globalism…
03.24 / 09:36
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Oh people: it's been one of those weeks again. The focus on immigration continues, as the government promises to punish sanctuary cities and cities that have chosen not to do ICE's work for it by detaining undocumented immigrants until that agency can collect them for deportation. A number of police departments, including the LAPD, have indicated widespread fear of deportation in immigrant communities has had deleterious effects on how the police do their jobs. Stories like this one just…
03.24 / 09:13
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — One team will make history in the NCAA Tournament’s West Regional final Saturday. Either top-seed Gonzaga or 11th-seeded Xavier will make its first Final Four. A one-time Cinderella, Gonzaga (35-1) ranked among the top tier of title contenders all season, as the Bulldogs were No. 1 in the AP poll for…
03.24 / 08:31
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A Los Angeles-based group is set to begin its “No Sanctuary Campuses” campaign Friday that calls for state universities that refuse to cooperate with federal officials on illegal immigration to be defunded and the ouster of the school system’s president, Janet Napolitano. The David Horowitz Freedom Center plans to target 11 state schools and wants…
03.24 / 08:31
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PHILADELPHIA –   A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Officer Michael Long was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty and related misdemeanor charges. A passer-by came upon the trash bag…
03.24 / 08:31
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The family of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran 10 years ago reportedly filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the country, alleging it used a campaign of deceit and lies to hide its role in his capture. The lawsuit was filed in a Washington federal court on behalf of Robert Levinson, his wife and…
03.24 / 08:31
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BAGHDAD –  Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has threatened to boycott the upcoming provincial elections, urging instead followers to join a “reform revolution.” Al-Sadr spoke to thousands at an anti-government protest on Friday in Baghdad, calling for continued peaceful rallies. He says Iraqis who love their country and hate corruption, regardless of ideology, support…
03.24 / 08:31
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lewis Hamilton delivered the faster speeds that Formula One rule changes had promised Friday, going under the racing lap record in the second practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The three-time world champion had the fastest time in morning practice and his afternoon time of 1 minute, 23.620 seconds eclipsed…
03.24 / 07:26
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Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina. That’s when it hit him: His twin daughters would be doing the same thing at Auburn soon and he…
03.24 / 07:26
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LOS ANGELES — If the inconsistent Minnesota Timberwolves expect to have any shot at the playoffs, they need to string together some wins during their three-game road swing. The Timberwolves (28-42) begin their trip Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers (20-51) at Staples Center. Minnesota faces the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday before visiting…
03.24 / 07:26
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The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that he sees evidence Russia might be supplying the Taliban in an effort to undermine the United States, in what could be a significant turning point in the Afghanistan conflict.  “I’ve seen the influence of Russia of late, increased influence in terms of association and perhaps…
03.24 / 07:26
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