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Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

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US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men’s arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S Continue reading

Latest on NY fire, building collapse: Partial collapse, too

By The Associated Press 7:30 P.M. The Fire Department of New York says four people are in critical condition among a dozen injured in an explosion, building collapse and fire in Manhattan’s East Village. Continue reading

NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would prohibit state and local laws that “substantially burden” the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs. Continue reading

Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer The Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season. Then the giveaway got canceled once general manager Derek Franks spoke to the big league front office of the Grizzlies’ new parent club. Continue reading

Hollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the ’40s and ’50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir “While the City Sleeps,” died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer. Her publicist, Judith Goffin, announced the news Thursday Continue reading

BASEBALL 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium. Simple and direct, from manager Matt Williams. Continue reading

Mexico City businesses cite losses during Bond filming

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of small businesses in Mexico City’s historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, “Spectre.” Officials have announced some street closures in the nearly 500-year-old colonial district between March 19 and April 1. The head of the city’s small business chamber says his group appreciates the publicity from the film Continue reading

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Lisa Baertlein By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Lisa Baertlein NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters. The 60-page report is the first ever to tackle antibiotic resistance so broadly. Continue reading

New York City fire, building collapse injure several people

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy East Village. Orange flames billowed from the blaze on a block near New York University and the Washington Square Park area on Thursday as 120 firefighters converged to fight it Continue reading