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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday approved a prohibition on performances using wild animals, joining dozens of other places that frown upon the display of bears and big cats, elephants and monkeys for human entertainment. ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Mourners gathered at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday for the first of three days of visitation for the late Cardinal Francis George.People lined up in front of the church hours before visitation started at 2 p.m. It follo ...more

Reuters News - 11 mins ago

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior U.S., British and French diplomats hoping to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, U.N. diplomatic sources ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to ban chewing tobacco from sports playing fields in the city, including AT&T Park.San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell said the proposal specifically targets baseball, which has a ...more

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful head of Venezuela's congress announced Tuesday that he is suing several news outlets for publishing reports linking him to the drug trade.National Assembly chief Diosdado Cabello said he will file a lawsuit ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency is disappointed Lance Armstrong has not apologized for costly and time-consuming lawsuits before the former cycling champion admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.In an in ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, T ...more

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the ba ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing that was intended to encourage conservation had water agencies reviewing rates Tuesday and some residents exploring whether to bring similar challenges.The ruling ...more

Reuters News - 23 mins ago

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerr ...more