Cavs Make A Splash With Max Deal For Kyrie

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made the first big move of the new NBA year, agreeing to terms with Kyrie Irving on a new five-year contract extension. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted the agreement early Tuesday morning, just a couple of hours after the market opened. Gilbert...
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New Iraqi parliament ends session without progress

FILE – in this Monday, June 23, 2014 file photo,mourners prepare to bury 15 bodies in a cemetery in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. Violence has claimed the lives of 2,417 Iraqis in June, making it the deadliest month so far...
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Turkish PM seeking presidential post

In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, right, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speak during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party is expected to...

$25 million settlement in NY veterans charity case

NEW YORK (AP) — A direct-mail fundraising company that sent solicitations on behalf of a disabled veterans’ charity but took in most of the money raised will pay $9.7 million in damages and the charity will re-organize its board and reform its practices as part of a...
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Boy’s death highlights danger of border crossings

This undated image provided by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office shows a piece of clothing that was worn by Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas earlier this month. When authorities found the body of the...
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Conviction of NYC cop cannibalism case overturned

Buy AP Photo Reprints NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the conviction of an ex-NYPD police officer accused of kidnapping, killing and eating young women. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1nYL1PA ) says the judge ruled late Monday there was insufficient...
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New York City police to subway acrobats: Sit down

In this June 12, 2014 photo, Andrew Sanders, right, leader of the group W.A.F.F.L.E., which stands for We Are Family For Life Entertainment, speaks during an interview while acrobatic dancers work on routines, in Union Square, New York. Saunders and some friends started doing...
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European shares gain, Asia lackluster

Passers-by use cellphones in front of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors shrugged off signs that Chinese manufacturing is regaining momentum. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) Passers-by use...
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Big HK democracy rally fueled by fury at Beijing

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by...
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Japan’s government approves larger military role

A man shouts slogans over a public-address system during a protest outside the Japanese prime minister’s office in anticipation his government will reinterpret the constitution to allow Japan’s military a larger international role in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 1, 2014....