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News of the Day From Across the Nation

1 House explosion: Federal authorities are investigating a suspected natural gas leak that caused an explosion at a newly renovated house in Dallas, killing a 12-year-old girl and injuring four other members of her [Read entire story]

With coach Sean Miller sitting out, Arizona falls to Oregon

No. 14 Arizona played without coach Sean Miller and lost 98-93 to host Oregon in overtime at the end of a difficult Saturday for the troubled Wildcats program. Miller sat out a day after ESPN reported [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the nation, Feb. 23

1 Campus shooting: Two people were injured Friday when gunshots were fired on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, school officials said. School spokeswoman Erin Cowser said the incident happened at 3 a.m. [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the nation, Feb. 22

1 Congressional map battle: A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. The filing made this [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Feb. 23

Autos Toyota tops consumer list Toyota has four of the 10 vehicles on Consumer Reports’ annual top picks, the [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the globe, Feb. 22

1 U.S. Embassy bombing: The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro’s capital of Podgorica, and then killed himself, was identified Thursday as Dalibor Jaukovic. The [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Feb. 22

Net neutrality FCC to publish rule change The Federal Communications Commission is set to publish its order to [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the nation, Feb. 21

1 Reversing Christie: New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health. It’s the first bill that Gov. Phil [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the globe, Feb. 21

1 U.S. drone strike: The U.S. military said Wednesday that it carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, killing three “terrorists.” The U.S. Africa Command statement said [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Feb. 21

Earnings Home Depot beats estimates A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot’s profit higher in the [Read entire story]

U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin pulls out of downhill to focus on Alpine combined

Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin are the shining stars of the U.S. ski team, but in a quirk of the sport, they rarely compete against each other. That was about to change in the next few days on the [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Across the Nation

1 Inyo County fire: A wildfire burning in Inyo County threatened buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. The blaze burning through chaparral and shrub [Read entire story]

Russian athlete fails doping test

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics has failed a preliminary doping test, putting in jeopardy his medal and Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Across the Nation

1 Camper gored: A man camping on Southern California’s Catalina Island was gored in his arm by a buffalo, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the man was sitting on a log Saturday evening [Read entire story]

No. 2 Michigan St. rallies from 27 down, beats Northwestern

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had a simple request after his team staged one of the biggest rallies in NCAA history: Try not to make it a 28-point comeback next time. Cassius Winston scored 17 points, [Read entire story]

Santa Clara’s Jake Brodt hits 2 grand slams in inning, 3 homers in game

To say that Jake Brodt was in a groove Saturday would be an understatement. Santa Clara’s first baseman hit two grand slams in a 14-run seventh inning, hit three home runs overall and finished with 10 [Read entire story]

Eric Hosmer, Padres agree on eight-year deal

The Padres got their man. The team and first baseman Eric Hosmer agreed to a deal Saturday, the San Diego Union Tribune reported. According to MLB.com and Bleacher Report, the pact is an [Read entire story]

Mets, Jason Vargas agree to two-year, $16 million deal

Seizing on a sluggish free-agent market, the New York Mets were able to land left-hander Jason Vargas for $16 million over two years, according to several people familiar with the deal. Vargas, 35, went [Read entire story]

Vonn’s quest to be oldest skiing medalist goes on after super-G defeat

There was no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the super-G at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the gold, with a [Read entire story]

News of the day from around the globe, Feb. 16

1 Ethiopia emergency: Ethiopian officials declared a state of emergency amid widespread antigovernment protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand [Read entire story]