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Hawaii sex abuse suit against TV executive dropped

HONOLULU (AP) — A former aspiring actor and model who claimed in four lawsuits that entertainment industry figures sexually abused him during trips to Hawaii in 1999 withdrew another case on Wednesday. Without explanation, attorneys for Michael Egan III filed court papers...
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Google shows off Android Auto, wearables

A Google employee helps direct people as they register for Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) A Google employee helps direct people as they register for Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)...
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Chicago mayor: George Lucas museum boon for city

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The “Star Wars” creator Lucas has selected Chicago to house his much anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, a spokesman for the...

Sales drop in second week for ‘Hard Choices’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Hard Choices” dropped sharply in its second week of publication, but her memoir remains the country’s most popular adult nonfiction book. According to Nielsen BookScan numbers released Wednesday,...
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Venus Williams a factor at Wimbledon; Kvitova next

Venus Williams of U.S. returns to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their women’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Venus Williams of U.S. returns to Kurumi Nara of Japan during...

Another sex abuse suit against TV exec is dropped

HONOLULU (AP) — A former aspiring actor and model withdrew another lawsuit Wednesday claiming an entertainment industry figure sexually abused him, a move that prompted one lawyer to say the four cases were built on lies and character smears. Without explanation,...

Chicago lawyer gets 15 years in big tax fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chicago-area lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history’s most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison, and the judge bemoaned the “incredible greed” of some of America’s...
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Lincecum has no-hitter through 8 innings

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the fifth inning of their baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the fifth inning of...

North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of mile-long trains loaded with crude are leaving western North Dakota each week, with most shipments going through the state’s most populous county. The federal government ordered railroads to give state officials specifics on oil train...
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North Korea’s take on new US movie: “Act of war”

FILE – In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leans over a balcony and waves to Korean War veterans cheering below at the end of a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice....