Warriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 20, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 97-87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on "explosive and careless" basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next.



Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:
S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

This August 13, 2014, photo by St. Louis Post Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen shows Edward Crawford returning a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Four days earlier, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson. The killing ignited riots and unrest in the St. Louis area and across the nation. Cohen and members of the St. Louis Post Dispatch photo staff are winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography it was announced Monday, April 20, 2015, at Columbia University in New York. (Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Columbia University via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.



Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

In this April 20, 2015 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, left and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attend a press conference after their talks in Islamabad, Pakistan. Xi is on a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion worth of investment projects in energy and infrastructure development. (Lan Hongguang/Xinhua via AP) NO SALESISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor.



Ducks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0

Anaheim Ducks Ryan Kesler (17) celebrates with Jakob Silfverberg (33) after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of game three NHL playoff hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks.





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