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My Point Exactly takes an unusual path to the Florida Derby

My Point Exactly has taken a most unconventional path to the Florida Derby. That seems to fit his connections perfectly. On one hand, the last time My Point Exactly lost a race was more than eight months ago. And that being said, the last time My Point Exactly so much ...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file picture, a Lufthansa Airlines pilot holds the brim of his cap at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Carsten Spohr, CEO Lufthansa _ the parent company of Germanwings _ says his pilots undergo yearly medical examination but that doesn't include psychological tests. (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler, File)

Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust. They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's turbulence, they offer reassurance. And when ...

South Florida suspect dies after swallowing drugs

Authorities say a South Florida man is dead after swallowing drugs in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest. The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that drug task force detectives were conducting an undercover operation in an Oakland Pak neighborhood Wednesday night when 38-year-old Michel Antoine Rodriguez arrived to deliver methamphetamine. When ...

Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates 7-5

Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday. Chris Johnson had three hits, including a two-run homer that capped a five-run first inning against Vance Worley, a drive just ...

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence holds a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Pence has declared a public health emergency in response to the HIV epidemic in Scott County.  Seventy two cases of HIV have been confirmed in the southern Indiana county. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive ...

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted immunity by the court in February, which means she can be compelled to testify or ...

Pallbearers carry the casket containing the body of Linden Officer Frank Viggiano in Linden Presbyterian Church, before funeral services, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Linden, N.J. Viggiano and Joseph Rodriguez died when the car they were riding in crashed head-on into a truck in the Staten Island borough of New York on Friday after a night at a strip club. Officers Pedro Abad Jr., who was driving the car, and Patrik Kudlac, remain hospitalized. The officers were off-duty at the time. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Officer in wrong-way NY crash had 2 drunken-driving arrests

An off-duty New Jersey police officer behind the wheel of a car that crashed last week while heading the wrong way on a New York highway, killing two passengers, has had two drunken-driving arrests in the last four years, including one for an accident in which he plowed through the ...

New Jersey suit over Florida pizza shop logo tossed

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority's lawsuit against a Florida pizza shop for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs has been tossed. A federal judge on Thursday granted the Jersey Boardwalk Pizza shop's request to dismiss the suit. He said that the shop doesn't ...

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New York City fire, building collapse injure several people

Firefighters say a building on fire in New York City has collapsed and several people have been injured. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near New York University and the Washington Square Park area. There are some reports ...

Shelly Sterling, estranged wife of former Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling, leaves for the lunch break during her lawsuit against her husband's mistress in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Sterling's lawyer says V. Stiviano manipulated and deceived Donald Sterling out of more than $3.5 million. Stiviano's lawyer, Mac Nehoray, says Sterling gave the gifts when he was separated from his wife, Shelly Sterling, and that no real community property was transferred to his client. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Expert doubts source of $1M for house of Sterling friend

An accountant who dug through the finances of billionaire Donald Sterling to track payments he made to a girlfriend ridiculed the woman's claim about the source of $1 million contribution she made to purchase her house. Jay Shapiro testified Thursday that he had traced all the funds to Sterling and ...

Rubio seeks to strip gun-control authority from DC officials

A likely Republican presidential candidate has introduced a bill that would ban local elected officials in the nation's capital from enacting gun-control laws. The bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida would essentially leave the District of Columbia governed only by federal gun laws. Rubio says in a ...

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna, left, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand during a news conference in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Southern California authorities have arrested four people in a plot to kidnap two newborn babies. The plot ended with the death of a 3-week-old girl and the shooting and beating of the children’s mothers, police said Wednesday. At left is an image of baby Eliza Delacruz, who was snatched Jan. 3, 2015, in Long Beach by a gunman who wounded her parents and uncle, Luna said. Her body was found the next day in a trash bin near the Mexican border. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Scott Varley)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach

The woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap infants and pass them off as her own claimed online to be a successful business coach and professional speaker who had written a book and helped multinational corporations improve their operations. Long Beach police say 47-year-old Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian tried to ...

This undated forensics photograph made by the FBI, released by the U.S. Attorney's office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Boston, shows Massachusetts driver's licenses of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with Tamerlan Tsarnaev to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured more than 260 spectators in April 2013. Tamerlan died days after the bombing when he was wounded during a gun battle with police and run over by Dzhokhar as he escaped. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

Jury shown graphic autopsy photos of Boston bombing victim

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have been shown graphic autopsy photos of one of the three people killed in the attacks. A medical examiner described the wounds of 29-year-old Krystle Campbell after the first bomb exploded near the marathon finish line April 15, ...

Intoxicated Tallahassee bank robbery suspect arrived by taxi

Authorities say an intoxicated man attempted to rob a Tallahassee bank after arriving in a taxi. Police say 47-year-old Stanley Geddie demanded $100,000 from a bank manager Wednesday afternoon at the Capital City Bank, claiming he had a .357 handgun and C4 plastic explosives. When officers first arrived at the ...

Push for resort casinos stalls in Florida Legislature

A push to bring casinos to South Florida is stalling again in the Florida Legislature. A top House Republican earlier this month proposed a sweeping overhaul of the state's gambling laws. That legislation would allow two casinos to be built in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But the bill has yet ...

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This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. (AP Photo/Vallejo Police Department)

Lawyer disputes police's hoax claim in California kidnapping

A lawyer disputes police claims that the kidnapping of a California woman was a hoax and says her boyfriend was bound and drugged during the abduction. Attorney Dan Russo says his client Aaron Quinn did not immediately call police when his girlfriend Denise Huskins was abducted early Monday because at ...

Nationals OF Harper out because of stomach bug

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is out for Thursday night's exhibition game because of a stomach bug. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Harper was at the Nationals' complex earlier in the day, getting ready to play against the New York Mets. "He came in, did a little bit of light ...

Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4

David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against ...

Florida State, Arizona State square off in women's Sweet 16

For years, Florida State and Arizona State have been fighting their way up the ladder in women's basketball. One is about to move a step closer to its first Final Four. The second-seeded Seminoles (31-4) face the third-seeded Sun Devils (29-5) on Friday night in a Greensboro Region semifinal. Neither ...

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