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Brazil, Belgium tough day; Russia-Korea draw

Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a save during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a save during...

Woods starting to take fuller practice swings

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods is making progress in his recovery from back surgery and starting to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday. Woods already has missed two majors this year while he recovers from a microdiscectomy on his back on March 31. He last played...
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BRAZIL BEAT: Lampard braces for birthday ‘treat’

England national soccer team player Frank Lampard answers a question from a journalist during a press conference after a squad training session that was closed to the media for the 2014 soccer World Cup at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014....
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Katy Perry launches record label through Capitol

FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, U.S. singer Katy Perry poses at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Perry is launching her own record label. She announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. It’s a joint...

The Situation charged in fight at tanning salon

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It was gym, tan, jail for The Situation as he was arrested Tuesday after a fight at a tanning salon. The former “Jersey Shore” cast member, whose real name is Mike Sorrentino, was charged with simple assault after the afternoon...
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Zendaya says she’s the right fit for Aaliyah role

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows singer Zendaya at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Zendaya will play Aaliyah in a film about the late singer’s life. Aaliyah was killed in 2001 at 22-years-old when a small plane she was flying in crashed shortly...
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Smithsonian honors Ralph Lauren for fashion, flag

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds designer Ralph Lauren after Lauren received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal “for his embodiment of the American experience through the medium of fashion, design and philanthropy” Tuesday, June 17, 2014,...

New Yorker cartoonist Barsotti dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charles Barsotti, whose New Yorker cartoons plumbed the human condition featuring characters such as the psychiatrist dog and the pilgrim with the walking stick, has died. He was 80. Barsotti was diagnosed in 2013 with brain cancer and died late...
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Stocks close higher as banks gain on rising rates

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark...