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Ukraine death toll climbs, but information scant

A body lies on the ground near an apartment building damaged by shelling in Mykolaivka, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Ukraine’s forces claimed a significant success against pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday, chasing them from one of their strongholds in the...
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Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

A Donetsk People’s Republic fighter stands guard during the wedding ceremony of platoon commander Arsen Pavlov and Elena Kolenkina in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Friday July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) A Donetsk People’s Republic fighter stands guard...

LeBron James Says He’s Returning To Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated, that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave...
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World Cup online: Brazil’s shock shatters records

Brazil supporters hold a poster depicting Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger wearing a Germany shirt prior to the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Brazil...

White House: 2014 deficit to drop $100B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday that the federal government’s budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s tenure. Last year’s deficit was $680 billion. The latest update from the White...
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Immigrant community rallies after fire kills 7

In this photo provided by Kevin Moav, fire engulfs the top floors of a three-story apartment and business building Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Lowell, Mass. Officials confirmed that seven people died in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire. (AP Photo/Kevin Moav) In this photo provided...
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3rd Colorado county giving licenses to gay couples

Jessie Finau, left, and Stephanie Martinez get a hug from Stephanie’s nephew Uriah Martinez, 8, after receiving a marriage license at the Pueblo County Courthouse on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. The couple was the first in the county to receive a civil union...
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Stocks little changed, on track for weekly loss

FILE – This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. U.S. stocks are opening lower Friday, July 11, 2014, and are headed for their biggest weekly loss since April. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE – This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo...

Police: Ohio Couple Killed Missing Michigan Man

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio have charged a husband and wife with killing a Michigan man who was last seen coaching a softball game three weeks ago. The suspects are being held on unrelated charges at a jail in Anderson, Indiana. Robert Strauss and Desirae Strauss...
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The most mesmerizing stars of Hollywood’s oldies but goodies

By Charles Matthews July 11 at 12:34 PM WATCHING THEM BE Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar By James Harvey Faber and Faber. 380 pp. $27 In one of James Thurber’s cartoons, a connoisseur lifts a wine glass and proclaims to the guests at his tabl...