New era in police recruitment: Courting hearts and minds

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay. But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over...
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Meet the protagonists in the Greek bailout drama

AP Photo/Michel Euler BRUSSELS (AP) — Even if the policy talk can be deadening, the main protagonists in the Greek bailout drama have brought their big, sometimes oversized, personalities to the negotiating table. Here is a look at the key players involved. — Alexis...
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Vin Diesel test dives new ‘Fast & Furious’ ride

AP Photo/John Salangsang UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel traded the franchise’s signature muscle cars for a new kind of ride. The actor, along with co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham, unveiled...
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Searchers comb Alaska glacier for GIs killed in 1950s crash

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen COLONY GLACIER, Alaska (AP) — Scientists and volunteers tethered in safety gear and ice cleats painstakingly scoured the frozen dirt and ice to see if a glacier had given up any more of its dead before they are swept into a lake and lost to history....

Tigers recall Farmer to start for Verlander

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Tigers have recalled right-hander Buck Farmer to start against the Indians because Justin Verlander has a stiff back. Detroit made the move shortly before Wednesday’s series finale. Verlander was scratched from his start late Tuesday night....

Zimbabwe parks donates bush meat to calm restive prisoners

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A quarter ton of meat from wild animals could be just the ticket to ending the unrest in Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi maximum security prison where inmates have been rioting over their meatless diet. Over the weekend, Zimbabwe’s National Parks...
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Trader whose fraud cost UBS $2.3 billion freed from prison

AP Photo/Sang Tan LONDON (AP) — A former UBS trader convicted of a fraud that lost the Swiss bank 1.4 billion pounds ($2.3 billion) has been freed from prison after serving about half his seven-year sentence. Ghana-born Kweku Adoboli was convicted of two counts of fraud in...
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Trim gym trend turning fitness fans into business owners

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs. There are no Olympic-sized pools, rows of treadmills or steam rooms in these small fitness studios. Instead,...

Watchdog: IRS does business with tax delinquents despite ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says the IRS is doing business with tax delinquent contractors despite a 2012 law that bars the tax agency from awarding contracts to these businesses. In a report released Wednesday, the agency’s inspector general says the IRS...
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Curry and James up for best male athlete at ESPY Awards

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James are going head-to-head again not long after battling for the NBA title. The Golden State Warriors champ and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar are among the nominees for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards....