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San Francisco poised to ban performances by exotic animals

San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places that have similar prohibitions.

Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

The superintendent of a central Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged an orchestra pit, said Friday the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it’s unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection.

Nightclub lets San Francisco symphony tune in to young fans

A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco’s hottest venue for classical music.

Cruise line to offer free drinks on Miami-based ship

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering free booze to attract more customers on short cruises out of Miami.

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Wild beat Blues 4-1, take 3-2 series lead

Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

Thorough sweep of Statue of Liberty turns up no explosives

A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives.

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Royals-White Sox suspended by rain after 8 innings

Friday night's game between Kansas City and Chicago has been suspended by rain with the Royals and White Sox tied at 2 heading into the ninth inning.

Friday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

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Martinez pitches Cardinals past Brewers 3-0

Carlos Martinez struck out eight in seven innings, Jason Heyward and Jhonny Peralta homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Friday night.

Friday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: David Accam scored an early first-half goal and the Chicago Fire beat 10-man New York City FC 1-0 on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda pitched impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown Mets' 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday night in the Subway Series opener.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 24, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.

Royals promote Finnegan from minors

The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Missouri makes Pinkel latest $4 million coach in SEC

Missouri has extended football coach Gary Pinkel's contract through the 2019 season and upped his yearly salary to $4.02 million, making him the 10th Southeastern Conference coach to have a yearly salary of at least $4 million.

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

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Movie Review: 'Adaline' is both ludicrous and deeply moving

Is it possible for a movie to be at once ludicrously silly and genuinely moving? That's the strange question you might find yourself asking while watching "The Age of Adaline," a romantic fantasy with surprising heft that will likely have you scoffing at one moment, then furtively wiping away a tear the next.

Book Review: Narrative of 'Adult Onset' feels intensely personal

"Adult Onset" (Tin House Books), by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Ann-Marie MacDonald's latest novel, "Adult Onset," tracks a week in the life of Mary Rose MacKinnon.

Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

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