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'X Files' actor David Duchovny to release 1st album in May
05:38 PM, 03.31.2015

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, actor David Duchovny attends "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media in New York. Duchovny is set to release his first album. The actor announced Tuesday that he will release “Hell or Highwater” on May 12. It will include 12 tracks that he wrote. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "X Files" actor David Duchovny is releasing his first music album.

Buhari in historic Nigeria election win
05:34 PM, 03.31.2015

Supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrate on March 31, 2015 in LagosMuhammadu Buhari on Tuesday became Nigeria's president elect after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power ever in Africa's most populous nation. Thousands spilled onto the streets of the north's biggest city, Kano, in celebration, shouting his campaign slogan "Sai Buhari" ("Only Buhari") as he took an unassailable lead with one state to declare. The election was hit by glitches to new voter technology and claims of irregularities, having been played out against a backdrop of fears of deadly Boko Haram violence and poll-related clashes. "This is the first democratic change ever in Nigeria," Anas Galadima told AFP, as thousands thronged the APC headquarters in the capital Abuja, dancing and banging drums.

Saban kicks Alabama RB Tyren Jones off team after his arrest
05:33 PM, 03.31.2015

Alabama Coach Nick Saban discusses spring NCAA football practice, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUTTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban has kicked a second Alabama football player off the team, swiftly dismissing reserve running back Tyren Jones following his arrest for marijuana possession.

Djokovic beats Dolgopolov 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 at Miami Open
05:33 PM, 03.31.2015

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Alexandr Dolgopolo, of Ukraine, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic rallied from a set and a break down Tuesday to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 in the fourth round of the Miami Open.

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
05:33 PM, 03.31.2015

Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015. A House committee earlier Monday advanced an amended version of a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.

Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes
05:30 PM, 03.31.2015

Former University of Texas head basketball coach Rick Barnes addresses reporters after being named head coach at the University of Tennessee Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again "quicker than you probably think."

Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods
05:26 PM, 03.31.2015

FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.

Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan
05:25 PM, 03.31.2015

Main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari holds up his ballot paper prior to voting in Daura, in northern Nigeria's Katsina State, on March 28, 2015ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator to power Tuesday in the most hotly contested election in the country's history.

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison
05:23 PM, 03.31.2015

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, after signing a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies
05:20 PM, 03.31.2015

ADDS LOCATION OF DEATH - FILE - In this March 27, 2015 photo released by Hard Rock Cafe, Scott Weiland, left, performs with band mate Jeremy Brown, during an exclusive listening party at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood in Los Angeles. A band representative confirmed that Brown died Monday, March 30, at his home in Venice, Calif. No cause of death was given. He was 34. (AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe, Colin Young-Wolff)NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.

Florida State's Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs
05:19 PM, 03.31.2015

Jameis Winston passes during Florida State football pro day in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run.

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline
05:15 PM, 03.31.2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, center, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, second right, and German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with other officials from France, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.

Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean
05:13 PM, 03.31.2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study.

Negotiators power past midnight deadline in Iran talks
05:05 PM, 03.31.2015

A press photographer walks along news television vehicles parked in front of the hotel Beau-Rivage Palace during Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne late on March 31, 2015Top diplomats worked past a midnight deadline into the early hours of Wednesday seeking to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran, insisting "enough progress" had been made to continue the marathon talks. The announcement came late on a sixth day of talks in Switzerland aimed at laying the groundwork for a deal that world powers hope will prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian programme. The stakes are high, with fears that failure to reach a deal may set the United States and Israel on a road to military action to thwart Iran's nuclear drive, which Tehran says is purely peaceful. "We are in the final phase of the negotiations," he told Iranian television, adding there were still a few "limited" issues linked to sanctions to be resolved, along with questions about Iran's research and development.

Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets
05:05 PM, 03.31.2015

In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVENEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.

Oversight panel issues subpoenas in Secret Service incident
05:04 PM, 03.31.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.

Britain's Murray takes milestone 500th victory
05:02 PM, 03.31.2015

Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand against Kevin Anderson of South Africa in their fourth round match during the Miami Open on March 31, 2015 in Key Biscayne, FloridaBritain's Andy Murray won his 500th career victory Tuesday, defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals. Murray, who has won four of five matches against Anderson, improved his career match record to 500 triumphs and 155 defeats with 31 titles, including the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon crowns. Also advancing was Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, who dispatched Belgium's David Goffin 6-1, 6-2. Another quarter-final was set as Czech eighth seed Tomas Berdych advanced thanks to a mid-match withdrawal from France's injury-hit Gael Monfils.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat, says ambition not worth bloodshed
04:52 PM, 03.31.2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat, says ambition not worth bloodshed.

FBI identifies man killed outside NSA headquarters
04:49 PM, 03.31.2015

The National Security Agency (NSA) is seen from above on May 31, 2006, in Fort Meade, MarylandThe FBI on Tuesday identified the driver of a car who was killed when he refused police orders to turn back from a gate at the National Security Agency headquarters outside Washington. Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27, was shot by police Monday at the heavily-guarded entrance to the US eavesdropping agency at Fort Meade, Maryland, the FBI said in a statement. Another passenger in the car was being treated at a local hospital, and an NSA police officer was treated for injuries and released. Authorities were carrying out an investigation of the incident and collecting evidence, but the FBI's Baltimore office "does not believe this is related to terrorism," said FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson.

US gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland
04:48 PM, 03.31.2015

Switzerland's Goekhan Inler, left, challenges for the ball with US' Jozy Altidore, right, during the friendly soccer match between Switzerland and the US at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri)ZURICH (AP) — Leading by one goal at halftime against Switzerland, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann warned his players: "never joke with an Italian referee."

Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers
04:47 PM, 03.31.2015

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, center, addresses the crowd after arriving at the Nevada State Legislature building to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Carson City, Nev. Bundy garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Jason Bean) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, came to Carson City Tuesday with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government.

Christie private lottery deal helped friends, missed targets
04:46 PM, 03.31.2015

FILE - In this March 24, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center in Whippany, N.J. Christie’s move to privatize the state’s lottery’s operations has made the system more inefficient and costly _ all while financially benefiting lobbyists and public relations firms close to the governor, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's move to privatize the state lottery's management has benefited firms close to the governor while failing to deliver expected income gains.

Kentucky's platoon system gives way to traditional rotation
04:45 PM, 03.31.2015

Kentucky coach John Calipari smiles during his news conference after Kentucky's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari's platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations.

Townsend steals Kane limelight as England hold Italy
04:34 PM, 03.31.2015

England's midfielder Andros Townsend (R) shoots to score a goal during the friendly football match Italy vs England at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on March 31, 2015Tottenham winger Andros Townsend came off the bench to steal the limelight from club-mate Harry Kane with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin on Tuesday. England manager Roy Hodgson was forced to hand Spurs sensation Kane his full debut alongside Wayne Rooney due to injuries to both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck.

Niger: Troops prevent Boko Haram attack, destroy base
04:30 PM, 03.31.2015

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Soldiers fended off an attack on a border town in Niger by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic militants inside neighboring Nigeria in recent days, Niger said Tuesday.

AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M
04:18 PM, 03.31.2015

Graphic shows average salaries in Major League Baseball from 1970-2015 and top and bottom five 2015 payrolls by team; 2c x 2 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 69 mm;NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

NASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires
04:17 PM, 03.31.2015

Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman talks with his crew in the garage after practice at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, March 27, 2015. Rain delayed the practice and qualifying for Sunday's STP 500 Sprint Cup race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.

Train kills US jogger wearing earbuds
04:15 PM, 03.31.2015

A man was hit by an Amtrak train and killed in central Florida as he jogged with earbuds, police sayA man was hit by a train and killed in central Florida as he jogged with earbuds, police said Tuesday. The train's driver sounded his horn several times before hitting Eduardo Salazar, 26, Monday as he ran alongside the train tracks in Frostproof, Florida, Polk County police said. Salazar had his iPod earbuds plugged in and gave no sign of having heard the train, police said.

Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression"
04:04 PM, 03.31.2015

Passengers watch candles and flowers for the victims of the plane crash at the airport in Dusseldorf , Germany, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. One week ago 150 people died in the Germanwings airliner crash in the French alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his flight training with the German airline.

Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials
03:59 PM, 03.31.2015

Makenzie Vasquez, from left, Pamala Hunt, Latonya Suggs, Ann Bowers, Nathan Hornes, Ashlee Schmidt, Natasha Hornes, Tasha Courtright, Michael Adorno and Sarah Dieffenbacher, pose for a picture in Washington, Monday, March 30, 2015. Former and current college students calling themselves the “Corinthian 100” say they are on a debt strike and refuse to pay back their student loans. The name comes from Corinthian Colleges Inc., which operated the for-profit Everest College, Heald College and WyoTech schools before agreeing last summer to sell or close its 100-plus campuses. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money.

US stocks drop on final day of first quarter
03:58 PM, 03.31.2015

US stocks have been choppy as investors ponder US monetary policy, Greece's prospects for staying in the eurozone and the big drop in oil pricesNew York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks tumbled Tuesday, snapping a two-day winning streak to close the first quarter on a sour note as volatility in equity markets stays high.

Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus
03:56 PM, 03.31.2015

Google and Taiwan's Asus are launching a "computer on a stick" which can plug into a display to turn it into a PCGoogle and Taiwan's Asus are launching a "computer on a stick" which can plug into a display to turn it into a PC. Google said in a blog post that the Asus Chromebit would be arriving mid-year with a low price tag. "Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit is a full computer that will be available for less than $100," Google said. "By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer.

Americans seek 'war crimes' charges against Hamas leaders
03:54 PM, 03.31.2015

A Palestinian supporter of the Hamas Islamist movement holds a mock rocket during a rally on August 29, 2014 in the West Bank town of HebronTwenty-six Americans filed a complaint on Tuesday to the US Attorney General requesting the justice ministry prosecute Hamas leaders for "war crimes," the Israeli legal group representing them said. Shurat Hadin announced the move a day before the Palestinians officially become members of the International Crime Court, where they hope to see Israeli officials prosecuted for similar offences. We need to fight back," said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the director of the non-governmental organisation. She alleged that "the Palestinians committed war crimes," and stressed that courts other than the ICC had "the authority to try them, including in the United States".

Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record
03:52 PM, 03.31.2015

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV) MANDATORY CREDITFORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.

Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain
03:50 PM, 03.31.2015

Netherland's Wesley Sneijder (R) vies with Spain's Juanmi during the friendly football match Netherlands vs Spain in Amsterdam, on March 31, 2015The Netherlands once again proved too good for an under-par Spain as goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed the hosts a 2-0 friendly win in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Spain were hoping to exact revenge for the 5-1 thrashing they suffered at the hands of the Dutch at last year's World Cup, but their chances were undone by two goals in the opening 15 minutes. De Vrij rose highest to head home Wesley Sneijder's in-swinging cross before Klaasen was given an alarming amount of space inside the box to fire home on the rebound after David de Gea had saved his initial effort.

'General Hospital' leads Daytime Emmy nominations
03:48 PM, 03.31.2015

This photo provided by ABC shows Ryan Carnes, from left, Rebecca Herbst, and Jason Thompson, from ABC's Daytime "General Hospital." The show airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for the Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor and actress. (AP Photo/ABC, Rick Rowell)NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress.

Kraft pulls 'Kids Eat Right' label from cheese product
03:48 PM, 03.31.2015

Kraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will end a controversial children's nutrition awareness initiative for a processed cheese productKraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will end a controversial children's nutrition awareness initiative for a processed cheese product, a Kraft spokeswoman said Tuesday. The food giant said it will remove the academy's "Kids Eat Right" logo from Kraft Singles, individually wrapped slices of a processed cheese product, after it was criticized as an endorsement of the food giant's products. Both Kraft and the academy had denied that the logo constituted an endorsement for the processed cheddar cheese product. "Although we stand by our decision to work together to shine a light on this issue, and not to serve as a product endorsement, we believe misperceptions are overshadowing the campaign," said Kraft spokeswoman Jody Moore.

Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more
03:47 PM, 03.31.2015

In this Jan. 6, 2015 photo, a model wears SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones at the Intel booth during the International CES, in Las Vegas. With paid subscriptions to music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Pandora and others, you can listen to as many songs as you want on a variety of personal computers, phones, tablets and other devices. (AP Photo/John Locher)NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind what's being billed as the first artist-owned music-streaming service.

Charter nabs Bright House in latest pay-TV deal
03:46 PM, 03.31.2015

This Tuesday, March 31, 2015 photo shows signage at a Charter Communications facility in Glendale, Calif. Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion. Charter is the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S, while Bright House is the sixth biggest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)NEW YORK (AP) — Charter buying Bright House for $10.4 billion is the latest big deal in the pay-TV industry.

Watchdog group says 4 2016 prospects dodging finance law
03:46 PM, 03.31.2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of failing to follow federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running. Facebook Page

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