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Asia having a terrible World Cup; Russia too

Algerian players embrace as South Korean players bow their heads after the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Algeria won the match 4-2. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Algerian...

Cease-fire reached in Palestinian camp in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Various fighting factions and the Syrian government reached a cease-fire agreement in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, activists and state media said Sunday. If it holds, the agreement in Yarmouk, the largest of nine Palestinian camps in...

Police Say Man Fatally Shot Outside Ohio Club

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man outside an after-hours club in central Ohio. Columbus police say 32-year-old Marcus VanCleaf was found dead Saturday about 4:30 a.m. after police responded to a 911 call. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports...

France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

PARIS (AP) — The final obstacle to GE’s $17 billion takeover of Alstom’s power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company’s main shareholder. Economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said on...

AP sources: Knicks’ Anthony headed for free agency

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his...

Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Returns Home

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people lined a road in southern Ohio to honor a soldier killed in what’s been described as a friendly fire airstrike in Afghanistan. People lined sections of U.S. 23 on Saturday as a procession escorted the body of Army Spc. Justin Helton,...
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Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 in Group H

Algeria’s Madjid Bougherra kicks the ball away from South Korea’s Son Heung-min (9) during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Algeria’s...

‘Game of Thrones’ puts Northern Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland’s folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version — on the sets for the hit TV show “Game of...

ECB’s chief Draghi : time for more integration

AMSTERDAM (AP) — European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says current rules limiting European Union member states’ budgetary policies — notably deficit spending — are not sufficient, and states should surrender some sovereignty in some economic...
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Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

FILE – In this Dec. 4, 2006 file photo, shows are unloaded from the APL Singapore vessel at the port of Los Angeles. The West Coast ports that are America’s gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and...