Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.

The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta on Friday night. Davis was on the field during batting practice earlier in the day.

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Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG
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Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

By MESFIN FEKADU

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August.

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Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges that prosecutors say were filed after a former student confronted her in a phone call and posted the conversation on YouTube.

Andrea Cardosa, a 40-year-old former assistant principal, entered the plea Friday in Riverside County Superior Court.

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Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

By MEAD GRUVER

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy several unoccupied homes and businesses.

Town spokeswoman Roxanne Robinson said Friday it could be only a matter of time before the 100-foot-wide hillside comes down.

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Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

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Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

By ANNIE KNOX
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