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NFL Preseason Watch: New Coaches, Star Rookies

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV. The NFL is back. Some training camps open this weekend, and the first preseason game is Aug. 3, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If it...

NYC man dies during arrest caught on video

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man died during an arrest — partially captured on amateur video — during which a police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold as several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs....
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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-judge...

Top Colorado Court halts gay marriages, citing ban

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Supreme Court is ordering an end to gay marriages while the state’s ban against the unions remains in place. The state’s high court on Friday ordered Denver’s clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It...

Small-business Man, Farmer In Kasich Ad Also Exec

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The farmer featured in radio ads for Gov. John Kasich airing across rural Ohio is not just a small-business man. Paulding County soybean farmer Terry McClure also sits on the board of Nationwide, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, and...

Multi-state Distracted Driving Enforcement Planned

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in six states plan participate in a weeklong campaign targeting distracted driving. The Michigan State Police says its troopers are joining with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and state police in Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and...
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AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive...
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US stocks trading higher on company earnings

Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on...
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In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

FILE -This file image made from video posted on a militant website on Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, greeting people before delivering...
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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-judge...