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Injury accident reported

Liberty Township firefighters responded to reports of a single-vehicle injury accident at approximately 11:50 a.m. this morning at the intersection of W. Bigelow and Westmoor. The driver of the vehicle reportedly drove off the side of the road and struck a tree at the Hillcrest...

Soccer helps some young Hondurans escape the gangs

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — From the dusty soccer pitch, 11-year-old Maynor Ayala can see two ways out of the gang-controlled slums: on a professional soccer team, or in a cheap coffin. Maynor is euphoric after scoring a goal for the first time in weeks, and he briefly...
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Serena Williams as fluent in French as on red clay

Serena Williams of the U.S., returns the ball while her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, right, looks on during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, May 24, 2014. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday. (AP...
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Pacers’ George says he’s ready for Game 3

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals...
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7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

Fire trucks are parked outside the IV Deli Mart on Pardell Road in Isla Vista, Calif., Friday, May 23, 2014, after a drive-by shooter went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded,...

APNewsBreak: VA OKs more private care for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) announced the change Saturday. He says VA facilities are enhancing their clinic...
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Gates: Would have allowed gay adults in Scouts

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America’s annual meeting on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization’s new president. Gates is taking over one of the nation’s largest youth...

AP Photos: A new approach to save a neighborhood

Residents of the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood in Washington, D.C., have long heard promises about a better life to come. All promises unfulfilled. Then, the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative put down a stake with a new promise: to tackle generational poverty with a fresh...
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Redskins to senators: Team’s name is ‘respectful’

FILE – In this May 1, 2009 file photo, Washington Redskins Marko Mitchell puts his helmet on during their NFL football minicamp practice at their training facility in Ashburn, Va. Half of the U.S. Senate says it’s time to change the name of the Washington Redskins....

Police: Teen killed cabbie for rejecting his route

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old who believed he was being ripped off shot and killed a northeastern Pennsylvania cab driver who refused to take his shortcuts, police said. Aazis Richardson was charged with murder Friday night, hours after police said he shot 47-year-old...