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Cooper Tire dedicates new Asia Technical Center in China

Cooper Tire Asia last week dedicated its new Asia Technical Center in Kunshan, China, near the Cooper Kunshan Tire manufacturing plant, approximately 30 miles from Shanghai. The 54,000-square-foot center was relocated from Shanghai to a new building constructed for Cooper’s...
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Germany and US win, Nigeria-Iran play first draw

Germany’s Thomas Mueller, left, scores his side’s 4th goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Marit, pool) Germany’s Thomas Mueller, left,...
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Obama to sign order extending LGBT protections

FILE – This June 13, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their...

Plan to house immigrant children in Va. on hold

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. officials are looking into temporarily housing hundreds of Central American immigrant children and teenagers on the campus of a closed college in rural Virginia. Administration for Children and Families spokesman Kenneth J. Wolfe told The...

Giving increases for some sectors, not for others

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy donors are lavishing money on their favored charities, including universities, hospitals and arts institutions, while giving is flat to social service and church groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors, according to the...
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Is Brooklyn the new Emma? Maybe, but not in NYC

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a couple with a baby stroller cross the street in the Park Slope neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The rise in popularity of Brooklyn as a name for girls parallels the borough’s renaissance through the...
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California wildfire tamed New Mexico blaze surges

Heavy smoke from the Shirley Fire above Wofford Heights, Calif., is seen Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Forest Service reported Sunday morning that the amount of acreage charred by the fire burning about 30 miles northeast of Bakersfield more than doubled overnight to 2.8 square...
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Miami’s Chris Bosh says Heat season was a grind

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) and LeBron James (6) watch action against the San Antonio Spurs from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs won the NBA championship 104-87. (David J....
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LA Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

Los Angeles Kings captain and right winger Dustin Brown holds up the Stanley Cup trophy while riding in a parade downtown Los Angeles, Monday, June 16, 2014. The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Kings’ second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons. The Kings...
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Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn’t

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan center, is joined by his daughter Sydney, left, and son Draven, right, during a news conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals against the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs won the NBA championship...