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Chemist charged with taking cyanide, dumping in storm drain

A chemist stole potassium cyanide from his workplace to use as pest control at home and poured it down a suburban Philadelphia storm drain when he learned there was an investigation, prosecutors said.

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Watch: NYC Chinatown Celebrates Year Of The Dog

New York City's Chinatown celebrated the Lunar New Year Friday with dancing lions, cultural pageantry, and firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. This year marks the year of the dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. (Feb. 16)

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Westminster show dogs have some unusual food faves

Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he’s not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals.

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Raanta makes 39 saves, streaking Coyotes beat Oilers

NHL: Coyotes 1, Oilers 0

The customized title belt the Arizona Coyotes pass around for a top performance in a victory was already in Antti Raanta’s possession after a win two days earlier against Montreal.

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Bubba Watson takes the lead at Riviera

PGA

Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie.

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Suns’ Devin Booker walks off with 3-point title

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns won the 3-point contest as part of the NBA All-Star weekend with a record 28 points in the final round Saturday night.

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LeBron says he ‘will definitely not shut up and dribble’

NBA All-Star Weekend

LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

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Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF class

NBA

LOS ANGELES — Two-time NBA MVP and former Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

Winter Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago. That's where the similarities end.

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Vietnam vet Thompson to make Daytona 500 start at 66

NASCAR: Daytona 500 Preview

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The oldest driver in the Daytona 500 field is truly a race veteran. Mark Thompson did a tour of duty in Vietnam that wrapped two decades before his NASCAR debut.

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Shifting gears: NASCAR’s young look on display for Daytona

NASCAR: Daytona 500 Preview

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Never before has one race displayed NASCAR’s rapidly changing look more than this year’s Daytona 500.

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San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

It’s usually cats in trees that need a firefighter’s help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff.

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Is Maryland ready to rid ‘Northern scum’ from state song?

Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away “Northern scum” and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases.

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Poodle dashes off, stops New York subway line

On Friday afternoon, one bundle of fur stopped train service on a transit line between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Dozen day care workers say parent’s cookies made them high

The director of a Maine day care says cookies dropped off by a parent as a Valentine’s Day treat left about dozen staff members feeling high.

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Stun guns, pepper spray on college, university campuses OK’d by state House

State university and community college students would be allowed to carry pepper spray, stun guns and other "non-lethal" weapons under a bill approved by the state House late Thursday.

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Border officials in Arizona arrest 6 for drug smuggling

Border authorities in Arizona say they have arrested six people involved in attempts to smuggle a total of more than 200 pounds (90 kilograms) of methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States.

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Ex-cheerleading coach pleads guilty to attempted molestation

A former cheerleading coach who was accused of sexually abusing two girls has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Vonn struggles late, fails to medal in super-G

Winter Olympics

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the Olympic super-G title on Saturday, with a mistake costing Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium.

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As youngsters lead way, US not intimidated by Russians

Winter Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk were dominating the NHL before Ryan Donato, Troy Terry and Jordan Greenway even started playing organized hockey.

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Tough day for top Americans at Pyeongchang Olympics

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen.

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Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantay, McDowell lead

PGA Tour

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days.

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Greinke will get help from humidor in 3rd Arizona season

MLB: Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE — Zack Greinke is beginning his third season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and this time the right-hander will be throwing home games with baseballs that have been stored in a humidor.

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Making your home efficient in the wi-fi age

Only 9 percent of homes with broadband believe they’re efficient

New energy research announced today by Parks Associates reveals 56 percent of U.S. broadband households believe it is very important to have an energy-efficient home but only 9 percent think their home is very energy efficient.

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10 players to watch in college baseball this season

College Baseball: Season Preview

Ten players to watch in college baseball this season...

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Watch: Skiing Robots Take to the Slopes in South Korea

Human skiers competing at this year's Winter Olympics may soon have to up their game. A contest held in South Korea with 8 teams entering robots into a skiing tournament. (Feb. 14)

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Pennsylvania man the 7th teen to enter Kansas governor race

The field of teenage candidates running for Kansas governor has grown to seven, and the latest contender isn’t even from the state.

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‘Unseen’ museum exhibit to depict glow-in-the-dark creatures

New York’s American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow.

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Police pursuit of stolen Ohio school bus hits 100 mph

Authorities say speeds reached 100 mph during a police pursuit of a stolen school bus in southwest Ohio

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 16, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Italy's Moioli wins snowboardcross; Jacobellis finishes 4th

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Italy's Michela Moioli won the gold medal in Olympic women's snowboardcross Friday, overtaking American Lindsey Jacobellis about halfway down the course, then beating the rest of the field to the finish line.

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Perlini, Keller power Coyotes to third straight win

NHL

GLENDALE — The Montreal Canadiens scored twice within two minutes of the third period to turn a 3-0 deficit into a one-goal game, and Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta wasn't happy.

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No. 17 Arizona holds off No. 25 ASU for 77-70 win

College Basketball

TEMPE — Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 17 Arizona held off No. 25 Arizona State 77-70 on Thursday night to sweep the season series.

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Manfred promises pace changes by next week

MLB: Spring Training

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says proposed rules changes to speed pace of play will be in place by the start of big league exhibition games on Feb. 23.

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Chase Elliott wins at qualifying race Daytona

Sports in Brief

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chase Elliott won the second qualifying race for the Daytona 500. The win temporarily put the brakes on what has been a Team Penske route of Speedweeks.

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Coach: Fitzgerald says he'll be back for 2018 season

NFL

PHOENIX — No. 11 is coming back for the Arizona Cardinals.

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Sam Saunders opens strong again at Riviera; Woods has 72

PGA Tour

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods lost a ball in a tree early in his round, played from the wrong hole late and ended his return to Riviera with a reasonable start in the Genesis Open.

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Canadian women take 1st Olympic showdown against US 2-1

Winter Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Americans and Canadians pushed, shoved and grabbed each other, sometimes from behind, sometimes mask to mask, and bodies were crashing to the ice repeatedly in front of the net.

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Caldwell goes big, falls in aerials; 'It hurts or it hurts'

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — American freestyle skier Ashley Caldwell admits it: She loves the risk because she loves the reward.

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After elk crashes copter, some question wildlife chopper use

The case of an elk that died after it leapt in the air and brought a low-flying research helicopter down in Utah highlights the use of helicopters in wildlife monitoring, which has been criticized by animal-rights groups but praised as effective by wildlife managers.

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Florida teen charged with 17 murders legally bought AR-15

A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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TCU going for 5th in a row at CWS

College Baseball: Season Preview

OMAHA, Neb. — TCU is looking for some history. A deep pitching staff could lead the way for the Horned Frogs.

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Woods back at Riviera, a course that never treated him well

PGA Tour

LOS ANGELES — Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera.

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Skier lost in New York doesn’t know how he got to California

Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes.

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Fries, not flowers: Fast-food chains try to lure valentines

Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine’s Day.

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100 pizzas and counting: German police probe pizza stalker

German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund.

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Watch: Plein's 'blockbuster fashion show'

Philipp Plein’s New York Fashion Week show - and its sci-fi backdrop - wow front-row star Victoria Justice. (Feb. 12)

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 15, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Truly best in show: Westminster winner makes Broadway debut

America's new top dog became best in a Broadway show.

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American Shiffrin rallies on final run to win giant slalom

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea —American Mikaela Shiffrin has won gold in the women’s giant slalom in her Pyeongchang Olympic debut.

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