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Comedian injured in fatal crash; trucker charged

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan remained hospitalized as state and federal officials continued their investigation of a six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of a Morgan friend and left two others seriously injured, authorities say.


LA Kings outlast Rangers 5-4 in double OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.


State sends supplies to site holding migrant kids

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied migrant minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.


California Chrome's Triple try ends in defeat

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to long shot Tonalist and leaving his owner to complain others took "the coward's way out" by skipping the first two legs of the Triple Crown.


Poet Maya Angelou remembered for wisdom, clarity

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou's wisdom when they needed help to rise.


911 calls from Seattle campus shooting released

SEATTLE (AP) — One student talks to 911 operators while a classmate attempts to tend to his bleeding neck and chest. Two other callers after witnessing the shooting at a small Seattle university calmly describe their location, the shooter and the chilling scene.


Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.


Missing from World Cup action: Stars sidelined

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Elite professional footballers may be pampered like royalty, but near constant training and grueling club and country commitments are taking their toll on the World Cup before the tournament even kicks off in Brazil.


Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret.


Tracy Morgan critically hurt in fatal 6-car pileup

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left one person dead and two others seriously hurt, authorities said.


Ariz. rushes supplies to site holding migrant kids

PHOENIX (AP) — Angry about the federal government sending from Texas to Arizona immigrants who are in the country illegally, Arizona officials say they are rushing federal supplies to a makeshift holding center in the southern part of the state that's housing hundreds of migrant children and is running low on the basics.


Chrome fever picks up at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) — Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.


Authorities in Iraq say bombs kill 44 in capital

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 44 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province, authorities said.

Latin Americans journey to Brazil World Cup

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Planes, trains and automobiles? That's not all. With Latin American soccer fans eager to witness the sport's biggest event in their home hemisphere, travelers are taking to bikes, buses, boats and at least one homebuilt trailer.


Tributes for Maya Angelou at service

Family, friends and famous admirers including first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey gathered Saturday and paid tribute to poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou.


From prayers to fury: The journey of Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl stands, hands at his sides, his loose-fitting Pashtun smock and pants bright white against the rocky landscape. The hillsides are dotted with armed Afghans, rifles ready.


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