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CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

Parsons made the statement in a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 ...

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Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

Jul 22, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty to health care fraud charges on Tuesday.

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General: Guard to take observation role at border

Jul 22, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.

Texas Adjutant General John Nichols told ...

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After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

Jul 22, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of ...

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GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee

Jul 22, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration.

The campaigns of Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue ...

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Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

Jul 22, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.

One of the teens charged with beating the men beyond recognition with ...

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Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

Jul 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.

It's unlikely that Washington ...

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Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

Jul 22, 2014

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull — to keep her alive.

After nearly two weeks, including a surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged ...

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FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

The ban began 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.

"Due to the ...

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Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

Jul 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.

The man, Jordie Callahan, was found guilty in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and a drug charge.

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

Here's a look at some numbers on the immigration situation.

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Jul 22, 2014

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

Israel calls them the lone soldiers: They are men and women in the prime of their lives who have left ...

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Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire

Jul 22, 2014

Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

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Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

Jul 22, 2014

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

The Carlton Complex ...

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Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

Jul 22, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON (AP) — The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the attack ...

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Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

Jul 21, 2014

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

Berger's literary agent, Cristina ...

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Police probe other attacks after transients killed

Jul 21, 2014

By JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.

A man who identified ...

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Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Jul 21, 2014

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."

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JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

Jul 21, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.

Police said John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, and a woman with him were charged with heroin possession. Police ...

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Perry Sending National Guard Troops to Border

Jul 21, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

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