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NHL planning move to 3-on-3 overtime period next season

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL plans to play three-on-three overtime next season. The league’s general managers and the NHL Players’ Association agreed Tuesday to change its regular-season overtime period from four-on-four hockey to...
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Bieber guard gets jail time for incident with photographer

AP Photo/Kent D. Johnson ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard for Justin Bieber who police said admitted taking a camera from a photographer has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail. Hugo Hesny, 33, was indicted in March 2014 on felony charges of robbery and entering a vehicle...
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AP EXPLAINS: Confederate battle flag, flown around US South

AP Photo/Dave Martin South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, after the massacre of nine African-Americans at a historic black church in Charleston, has called for the removal of the rebel Confederate battle flag that stands outside South Carolina’s Statehouse. Days earlier...
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Review: The fetish fables of ‘The Little Death’ score

AP Photo I come to praise the portmanteau. Anthologies, omnibuses, whatever you want to call them: Those cinematic conglomerations of disconnected or slightly interwoven stories are what I’m talking about. As a storytelling tradition, it stretches back beyond “The...
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Rapinoe, Holiday out for US in World Cup quarterfinals

AP Photo/JASON FRANSON EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup but not unscathed. The Americans will have to face China without two key contributors. Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe...

Rebel flag controversy 1 in long line of disputes worldwide

BERLIN (AP) — Around the world, countries have long struggled with questions about flags similar to those faced by South Carolina, which is under pressure to remove a Confederate flag from its statehouse in the wake of the shootings that killed nine people at a historic...
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After Charleston, South revisits its many Confederate images

AP Photo/Cliff Owen ATLANTA (AP) — Calls to remove Confederate imagery from public places multiplied rapidly across the South and beyond Tuesday, with opponents eyeing state flags, license plates and statues of Civil War politicians and generals. The startling movement,...
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Little leaguer Mo’ne Davis meets Braves’ slugger Hank Aaron

AP Photo/David Goldman ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron can appreciate someone with the ability and fortitude to overcome challenges. The Braves’ slugger met Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis Tuesday and her youth league teammates, who got a tour of Turner Field....
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Cavs pick up 2016 option for Mozgov, other decisions ahead

AP Photo/Paul Sancya CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers made their first move of the summer, the easiest one. As expected, the team picked up the $5 million option on center Timofey Mozgov’s contract for next season on Tuesday. There was never a doubt the Cavs would bring...
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Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried Tuesday to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting that is throwing doubts on a shaky peace accord. Russian...