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Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour stage

Britain’s Christopher Froome gets into his team car as he abandons the race following a third consecutive crash in two days during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg,...

Storms Leave 5 Dead, 200K Without Power In East

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds swept through a number of Eastern states, killing five people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and leaving nearly 200,000 without power Wednesday, officials said. In central New York, four people died after...

Former Prosecutor Faces Ohio Disciplinary Hearing

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A former prosecuting attorney in southwest Ohio is facing a state disciplinary hearing for alleged prosecutorial misconduct including withholding evidence. The Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievance and Discipline has set July 31 and Aug. 1...
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10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor, including the chaotic years...
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AP Source: Cavs agree to multiplayer, 3-team trade

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tyler Zeller (40) dunks the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack,...
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Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour stage

Britain’s Christopher Froome gets into his team car as he abandons the race following a third consecutive crash in two days during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg,...
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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip seen from the Israeli side of the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Since the Gaza offensive began Tuesday, Israel has attacked more than 400 sites in Gaza, killing at least 32 people in a military...
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Pro-Kiev Ukrainians face intimidation in the east

Maria Oleinik, 70, speaks to The Associated Press in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Since April, when pro-Russia rebels took over her city, Oleinik hasn’t slept in the same house for more than one night running. Fearing abduction at the...

MetroCast Sells Miss., Ala. Systems

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Block Communications Inc. has acquired MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. Toldeo, Ohio-based BCI also...
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Cleanup from deadly storm starts in Eastern states

People sort through debris of a destroyed house after Tuesday night’s storm, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Smithfield, N.Y. The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed the homes in upstate New York where four people were killed. (AP Photo/Mike...