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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The NCAA is thrilled with the fan support during its national wrestling championships. The next step is to get the casual fan engaged for more than just a weekend. A proposal pitched Tuesday to the NCAA’s sports management cabinet includes a new, 24-team dual tournament with points available to pick up before the event. The proposal, first reported by the Des Moines Register, wouldn’t be implemented until at least 2016 because of procedural
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say four people are dead in a shooting south of downtown. The St. Louis Police Department posted on its official Twitter account that two women and two men are dead. Additional details weren't immediately available. Police cordoned off a section of a street where the shooting happened Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Honda is recalling more than 18,000 cars in the U.S. to fix problems with the brakes. The recall affects more than 13,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and the Honda S2000 sports car from the 2006 and 2007 model years. Honda says some power brake booster parts weren't made to specifications. That could cause a decrease in braking power over time and could increase the risk of a crash. But the company says it doesn't know of any accidents or injuries from the problem.
BRANDON, S.D. — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is scheduled to race at Huset's Speedway near Brandon on July 3. Stewart will race a sprint car in a World of Outlaws event. It will be the first time he has raced a sprint car in South Dakota. Stewart started his career on dirt tracks in Indiana. He now makes select appearances at dirt tracks in addition to his NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. He has raced at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo several times in the past few years.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad. But those days of working for free could be numbered after a federal judge in New York ruled this week that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage and overtime laws by not paying interns who worked on production of the 2010 movie "Black Swan." The decision by U.S. District Judge William H.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery. Sarah Murnaghan underwent a six-hour surgery Wednesday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a procedure her aunt said resulted because of the larger list of available organs.
CHICAGO - A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged Thursday toward the Mid-Atlantic after largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the Upper Midwest. Authorities in Ohio reported early Thursday morning that high winds from possible tornadoes had damaged barns in the northwest and knocked out power in some areas in the center of the Buckeye State. Related story: http://www.wctrib.com/content/state-state-look-minnesota-iowa-mid-atlant... " ta
Massive thunderstorms swept through the Midwest on Wednesday. Meteorologists warn that the line of storms could launch a weather event called a derecho, which is a straight-line wind storm spanning at least 240 miles.
SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway. The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series who had the nickname "LefTurn" above the driver's side window on his race cars, was pronounced dead Wednesday night shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said. "NASCAR extends its thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Jason Leffler who passed away earlier this evening," NASCAR said in a statement.