Associated Press

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Sports

Zanna leads Pittsburgh over Fresno State 75-54

Pittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) shoots over Fresno State’s Tyler Johnson in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Fresno State came out hot and jumped out to an early lead after flying across the country. Then, the Bulldogs got zoned out.

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International

Toronto mayor admits he has bought illegal drugs

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds a Rob Ford bobblehead doll at Toronto city hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Up to 300 people lined up at City Hall Tuesday to buy the “Robbie Bobbie” dolls for $20 each, with the proceeds going to charity. The mayor has been dogged by accusations of drug and alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn) by Rob Gilles and Charmaine NoronhaAssociated Press Writers TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate Wednesday that he had bought illegal drugs in the past two years, but he firmly refused to step down from his job even after nearly every councilor stood up to ask him to take a leave of absence.

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National

GOP ready to block key Obama court nominees

President Obama announces the nominations of, from left, Robert Wilkins, Cornelia Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millet, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 4 in the Rose Garden at the White House. (AP Photo/File). by Alan FramAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seemed ready to block another of President Barack Obama’s picks for one of the nation’s top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the Senate.

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People

Future says age played factor in proposal to Ciara

This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Future, left, and Ciara at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File ) by Jonathan Landrum Jr.AP Entertainment Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Future says he’s ready to marry Ciara because he has reached an age in his life when it’s time to settle down. “I’m getting older,” said the 29-year-old Future, who proposed to the Grammy-winner last month. “You got one life to live. So I’m living it the way I want to live it.” Future said he and Ciara still haven’t locked in a date for the wedding. But he said they already have several in mind, and hope the engagement doesn’t last long.

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Sports

Pirates’ Hurdle wins NL Manager of the Year award

In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, right, watches his team warm up for Game 5 of a NL baseball division series between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Hurdle has won the NL Manager of the Year award after guiding the Pirates to the playoffs in their first winning season since 1992. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) by Mike FitzpatrickAP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Clint Hurdle won the NL Manager of the Year award Tuesday after guiding the Pittsburgh Pirates to the playoffs in their first winning season since 1992. Hurdle was a runaway winner, selected first on 25 of 30 ballots from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers came in second and Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves finished third.

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People

At star-packed Glamour awards, Malala steals show

Education activist Malala Yousafzai accepts The Women of the Year Fund Honoree Award on stage at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision /AP Images) by Jocelyn NoveckAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There was a flamboyant pop star. A legendary singer. A TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president. But of all the prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year awards, no one received more acclaim and adoration than a teenager whom no one had heard of little more than a year ago — 16-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai. “We love you, Malala!” shouted a group of young girls from a high balcony in Carnegie Hall, where the annual event was held. The teenager blew back a kiss, and proceeded to give an impassioned speech.