Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed Nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed. “The nine Lebanese held in Syria are on their way to Turkey ... 10/18/2013 - 8:01 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT (AP) — Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The complicated three-way deal ... 10/18/2013 - 7:18 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images BEIRUT Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The ... 10/18/2013 - 6:00 pm | View Link
Lebanese official in Syria for deal on kidnapped ‘pilgrims’ The nine Lebanese citizens were kidnapped in May 2012 in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, as they were returning from a pilgrimage to Iran. Their families insist they were simply religious travellers, but their kidnappers accused them of belonging to ... 10/18/2013 - 1:18 am | View Link
Relatives of pilgrims kidnapped in Syria hold demo BEIRUT: The relatives of the group of Lebanese kidnapped in Syria last year protested Tuesday outside Arab ... to do more to secure the release of the nine Shiite pilgrims. According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, Sleiman met with Turkish Foreign ... 03/26/2013 - 1:05 am | View Link
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Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.
The 23-year-old Mrazek was pulled Saturday after Tampa Bay's three-goal second period, replaced by the struggling, but much more experienced Jimmy Howard, who gave up Tampa Bay's final goal to Valtteri Filppula on a power play in the closing minutes.
The Lightning, who haven't won a playoff series since 2011, ended a six-game postseason losing streak after dominating the series opener — outshooting the Red Wings 46-14 — but also going
 in the second half of the Hoosiers' spring game, he even rallied his team.
After throwing one touchdown pass in six starts last season, the rising sophomore threw two TD passes in the final two quarters Saturday — the second coming with 4 seconds left to give the Crimson its only lead of the game and a 13-10 victory over the Cream.
 when starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld and backup Chris Covington sustained season-ending injuries in the same game last October, Diamont became the Hoosiers' only real option.
Sudfeld then tried to tackle the 305-pound defensive lineman — a decision he quickly regretted.
Tevin Coleman's projected replacement, Jordan Howard, missed much of spring practice with a hyperextended elbow.
Starting linebacker T.
The state uses official population figures to determine how much each city receives in shared revenue from sources such as income, sales and vehicle taxes.
The competitive nature of the system is pitting high-growth communities like Gilbert and Peoria against more-established cities like Phoenix and Mesa, The Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/1HE9nvH ).
When three small communities with limited resources — Prescott Valley, Page and Chino Valley — proposed the same legislation to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns last summer, the resolution was rejected.
Phoenix and Mesa are pushing for adjustments to the state's population estimate process to improve accuracy in lieu of an expensive door-to-door count.
Expect decisions on hot-button issues, including a bill to restrict students to the school bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex and a tax plan championed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.
The Assembly Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday to review AB483, which would require districts to set aside money each year for merit pay and prevents a collective bargaining agreement from sweeping that money elsewhere.
Setting up a merit pay system has been tricky because the state is trying to decide how to to evaluate teachers, especially those who teach subjects that aren't assessed by standardized tests, according to Republican Assemblyman Lynn Stewart, vice chairman of the Assembly Education Committee.
Members of the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee have planned a Wednesday hearing for SB193, which would raise the minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $9 an hour for employees who don't receive health insurance through their employer.
Democrats have questioned whether the amount is appropriate or should be higher, and have criticized the bill for doing nothing to raise the $7.25 per hour minimum wage for employees who do receive health benefits.
St. Louis police are investigating a fatal shooting in the southern part of the city.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1b8Tr80 ) reports that the shooting happened Friday night. Police received reports of shots fired at 11:42 p.m. and found a man dead. No other details were immediately provided.