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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Arizona general manager Kevin Towers had been talking trade with Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn for a month when he arrived at the winter meetings last weekend and sent a text to Angels counterpart Jerry Dipoto.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.
Ukrainian security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square early Wednesday, occupying the area protesters had held for over a week and ripping down their tents. Thousands of Berkut anti-riot police surrounded the square and then entered the area, using their sheer numbers to force the demonstrators away, an AFP correspondent said. The police also smashed down the barricades that the protesters had put up around the Independence Square, which they have occupied without the presence of security forces until now. Thousands of protesters had been defying sub-freezing temperatures to protest President Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of an EU pact in protests that started almost three weeks ago.