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Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, tangles with Calgary Flames' Brandon Bollig as Jannik Hansen (36), of Denmark, and linesman Darren Gibbs try to break them apart during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.


4/17/2015 11:06:56 PM

FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Chicago Cardinal Francis George pauses while speaking at a news conference in Chicago. George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78. George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the fall of 2014, died Friday morning, April 17, 2015, after a long fight with cancer, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.


4/17/2015 11:05:00 PM

Katie Ledecky adjusts her swim cap before competing in the 400m freestyle final during day three of the Arena Pro Swim Series, at the Skyline Acquatic Center in Mesa, Arizona, on April 17, 2015With Michael Phelps taking the night off, Katie Ledecky flew the US flag at the Mesa Pro Series swimming meeting with a sizzling 400m freestyle victory.


4/17/2015 11:01:36 PM

A cartel attacked Mexican security forces and set fire to vehicles in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in the city of Reynosa, near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers, on April 17, 2015A cartel attacked Mexican security forces in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers. The gang torched several vehicles, including a school bus, and used trucks and cars to block streets in Reynosa, sowing panic in the city of 610,000 people across from McAllen, Texas. Terrified Reynosa residents posted pictures on Twitter of burning vehicles and people taking cover on the ground, while the US consulate urged Americans to stay indoors. The firefights began after a leader of the Gulf cartel was arrested in the city, two federal officials said on condition of anonymity, identifying the suspect as Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes, also known as "El Gafe" (The Jinxed One).


4/17/2015 11:00:16 PM

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 22 people and injured around 50 on Saturday, the city's police chief said. The blast took place outside a bank where government workers collect their salaries, police chief Fazel Ahmad Sherzad said, adding that a suicide bomber appeared to have been responsible. No further details were immediately available. (Reporting by Rafiq Sherzad in Jalalabad; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

4/17/2015 10:54:30 PM

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Meredith Barber poses with her daughter Gabrielle Schwager, 10, at their home in Penn Valley, Pa. Barber, a psychologist from the Philadelphia suburb of Penn Valley, has decided Gabrielle will not be taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment this year and has been encouraging other parents to opt out. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.


4/17/2015 10:51:12 PM

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, is congratulated by Craig Smith, left, and Cody Franson (44) after Forsberg scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 Friday night to tie their Western Conference opening-round playoff series at a game apiece.


4/17/2015 10:45:52 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — A 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in suburban Seattle.

4/17/2015 10:40:33 PM

Fresno explosionFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A large explosion closed both directions of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people, authorities said Friday.


4/17/2015 10:24:13 PM

Google's new privacy and security team chief, Gerhard Eschelbeck is confident his team was up to the challenge of fending off cyber attacks, even from sophisticated operations run by the US National Security Agency or the Chinese militaryGoogle has a new sheriff keeping watch over the wilds of the Internet. He now holds the reins of security and privacy for all-things Google. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Eschelbeck spoke of using Google's massive scope to protect users from cyber villains such as spammers and state-sponsored spies. Eschelbeck took charge of Google's 500-strong security and privacy team early this year, returning to Silicon Valley after running engineering for a computer security company in Oxford for two years.


4/17/2015 10:18:55 PM
 
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