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Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

AP Photo/Tran Van Minh HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam’s Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu...
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FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

AP Photo/DARRYL DYCK VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women’s World Cup final, saying the winning captain won’t...

Authorities: Ferris wheel in Orlando stops, stranding riders

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 400-foot Ferris wheel in Orlando stopped moving for more than 45 minutes Friday, stranding riders aboard. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press that a power to the Orlando Eye was subsequently...
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NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

AP Photo/Jim Cole DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards...

Hammon to become 1st female head coach of NBA summer league

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team. San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season as an assistant...
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Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

AP Photo/John Raoux DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash...

AP sources: Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan agree to 4-year deal

DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that the NBA rebound leader agreed...
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Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from ‘General Lee’

AP Photo/Rob Schumacher WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he’s painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he’ll replace it with...
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Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

AP Photo/Ashour Abosalm CAIRO (AP) — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt’s Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo’s Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt’s upheavals, where authorities had...
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In Women’s World Cup viewership, new generation is older one

AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet. Today’s adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the...