LA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life by the NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise....

Go For The Food: Athens, Ohio, Diner A Must-taste

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — There’s a reason there is almost always a wait at the Court Street Diner here. The menu is heavy on simple favorites: thick slabs of meatloaf, fries piled so high they tumble off the plates, creamy whipped milkshakes. It’s classic American fare...
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Italy court: Knox struck mortal blow in killing

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox talks to reporters, in Seattle. A court in Florence that convicted Amanda Knox in her British roommate’s 2007 murder says the wounds indicate multiple aggressors, and that the two exchange students fought...

US economy likely to rebound from slow 1st quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect a dreary report Wednesday when the government issues its first estimate of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the January-March quarter. Brutal weather kept consumers and businesses in hibernation for much of the winter and likely slowed growth to...
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Court upholds EPA rule on cross-state pollution

FILE – This July 1, 2013 file photo shows smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution...

‘Idol’ winner to help reopen Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — “American Idol” winner Candice Glover will help reopen the Washington Monument, which has been closed since a 2011 earthquake. Organizers say the R&B singer will join with the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Navy Band and the boy...
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Sterling banned for life by the NBA

FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is intent on moving...
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Wicked Strong running for Boston in Derby

Exercise rider Kelvin Pahal takes Kentucky Derby hopeful Wicked Strong for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Exercise rider Kelvin Pahal takes Kentucky Derby hopeful Wicked Strong for a morning workout at...

‘Star Wars’ cast announced, includes Adam Driver

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” has been announced, with actors Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Max von Sydow joining the latest incarnation of the space epic. Lucasfilm made the announcement Tuesday on the official “Star Wars”...