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Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons on the job. Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation Wednesday night. D’Antoni went 67-87 after taking over the Lakers early in the...

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons on the job. Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation Wednesday night. D’Antoni went 67-87 after taking over the Lakers early in the...

Browns’ Bryant Back After Health Scare

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Desmond Bryant knew he had to make some major changes to his lifestyle. Really, he had no choice or there could be devastating consequences. “A heart surgery will make you kind of realize you need to start doing things right, especially diet wise,”...

Some Lethal Injection Problems In US Executions

HOUSTON (AP) — Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions...

Lawyer: Toronto mayor to seek help

TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse. Dennis Morris, Ford’s lawyer, said Wednesday night that Ford acknowledges he has a substance abuse problem and he wants to do something...

Meyerson: California’s bid to tax CEOs who don’t share the wealth

Last week, a committee of the California Senate not only talked about economic inequality — everybody’s doing that — but actually did something about it. By a 5-to-2 vote, it recommended to the full Senate a bill that would cut the state’s taxes on companies with...

Will: The heavy hand of the IRS seizes innocent Americans’ assets

Flint, Mich. Earnest moralists lament Americans’ distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand. Terry, who came to Michigan from Iraq in 1970, soon did what...

‘American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light,’ by Iain Sinclair

Over the past 35 years, Sinclair has come a long way, though one could also argue that he hasn’t come far at all. Now known for his novels (“Downriver” won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), frequent essays (many in the London Review of Books), and such studies in urban...

Dionne: NBA players who penalized Sterling should push for broader change

Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz together. “We...

Arson Blamed In Fatal Southwest Ohio House Fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they believe a house fire that killed a woman in southwest Ohio was intentionally set. Middletown Police Maj. Mark Hoffman tells The Middletown-Hamilton Journal-News ( ) that the death of 50-year-old Sheri Denise Slone is being investigated...