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Edwards’ Coca-Cola 600 win gives Gibbs much to celebrate

AP Photo/Terry Renna CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has had many special nights in football and auto racing. Few were bigger than Sunday’s showing in the Coca-Cola 600. The head of Joe Gibbs Racing had plenty to celebrate: Kyle Busch returned to points racing and...
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Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark

AP Photo/Vincent Thian KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more...
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Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one...
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Fashion’s greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes’ red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival’s red...
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Phelps’ coach returns to college ranks at Arizona State

AP Photo/Nell Redmond Bob Bowman will always be known as Michael Phelps’ coach. Phelps won’t be around forever, though, so Bowman started thinking about his future. It led him back to the college ranks and a new job at Arizona State, a school that he believes has the...
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The movies that will keep buzzing after Cannes

AP Photo/Thibault Camus CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hierarchy with strictly defined elevations of movies and media access, where films are met by high praise or lowly boos. And so there was a strange fittingness that the scandal of the 68th...

Police: Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle’s owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Police Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider...

Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says Turkey and the United States have agreed in “principle” to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State rebels, once they enter the Syrian territory to start...
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Anti-eviction campaigner promises change in Barcelona

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau says the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country’s second city, Barcelona. Colau, 41, said Monday she intends to halt...
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‘Ugly’ potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans – not White House officials – who have...