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  • Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

    Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

    Associated Press - 5 minutes ago
    Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse. …

  • Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

    Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets — their vessels. …

  • Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. Its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday aren't expected ... …

  • Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem. …

  • Sherwood urges Grealish to focus on Villa

    Sherwood urges Grealish to focus on Villa

    AFP News - 13 minutes ago
    Sherwood urges Grealish to focus on Villa

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told FA Cup star Jack Grealish to forget about his international future for the time being and concentrate on his club commitments. Grealish, 19, shone as Villa beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday, setting up a May 30 showdown with holders Arsenal, and now finds himself at the centre of a tug-of-war between England and Ireland. Though Birmingham-born, Grealish qualifies to play for Ireland through his family. …