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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A fire in an 11-story garment factory in Bangladesh killed eight people, including a ruling-party politician and a top official in the country's powerful clothing manufacturers' trade group, as the death toll from the collapse of another garment factory building passed 900 on Thursday. By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month, the latest indication that the nation's foreclosure woes are waning. By ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — It’s been three years since the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, and they haven’t made it past the opening round in the playoffs since that run. One more win and that changes. The Blackhawks are on the verge of advancing in the playoffs for the first time since they captured the championship in 2010, with a 3-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild.
BOSTON (AP) — Pedro Florimon had a solo homer and a two-run double in Minnesota’s season-high, seven-run second inning that carried the Twins to a 15-8 rout over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. David Ortiz went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and three groundouts to snap his 27-game hitting streak, dating back to last season.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour on Wednesday for exposing him to “public humiliation and ridicule” during a 12-week investigation into his use of deer antler spray that ended last week when the tour dropped its case against him. The lawsuit was a surprise, and so was the timing — the day before The Players Championship, the flagship event on the PGA Tour held on its home course where Singh has honed his game for the last two decades. “I am proud of my achievement, my work ethic and the way I live my life,” Singh said in a statement.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland man arrested after three women missing for a decade were found alive at his home was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and raping them. Prosecutors brought no charges against his brothers, saying there was no evidence they had any part in the crime. By MEGHAN BARR and THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah teen accused of punching a soccer referee who later died was charged Wednesday with homicide by assault, a count issued when an attack unintentionally causes death. By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday described a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the middle of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, amid confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and fears about the safety of additional American personnel. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — The former head football coach for Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges, is no longer employed by the university. School spokesman, Dan Benson, says Todd Hoffner, isn't on the payroll. Benson declined Wednesday to say whether Hoffner was fired, saying it was a private personnel matter. Hoffner was charged with possession of child pornography in August after school officials found videos of his naked children on his work-issued cellphone, which he had turned in to be repaired.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A detention hearing is scheduled for a man arrested in what the FBI is calling a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota. Twenty-four-year-old Buford Rogers of Montevideo is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on Wednesday afternoon. Rogers is charged with one count of illegally possessing a firearm, and was in custody pending a formal detention hearing. He was arrested Friday after law enforcement searched a mobile home in Montevideo and found a cache of explosives and weapons.