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x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Cleveland 61, Portland 40 Jacksonville 62, San Antonio 34 San Jose 75, Los Angeles 34 Philadelphia 42, Orlando 35 Pittsburgh 48, New Orleans 43 Tampa Bay at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 8 p.m....
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50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center as they volunteer for military services in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center as they...
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Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour de France stage

Britain’s Christopher Froome gets into his team car as he abandons the race following a third consecutive crash in two days during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg,...

Shooter Of Toledo Car Dealer Sought

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Toledo are looking for a man who burst into an auto-sales shop at a busy intersection and shot the owner, who died later at a hospital. Before he died, 35-year-old Ricky Arnaz Layson told officers he didn’t know the man who came into the office...

Ohio ‘knockout Game’ Suspect Indicted As Adult

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in southwest Ohio has indicted a 17-year-old boy on adult robbery charges in the alleged attacks of homeless men in the so-called “knockout game.” Prosecutors said the former Stivers High School student was the leader in two separate...

Boy Scouts OK Merger Of 2 W.Va.-based Councils

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A merger of two West Virginia-based Boy Scouts of America councils has received the national organization’s approval. The merger combines the Charleston-based Buckskin Council and the Huntington-based Tri-State Area Council. The new council serves...

Escaped Inmate Nabbed In Southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say they have captured an inmate who escaped from a southwest Ohio jail last week by tricking staff members and walking out. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Christopher Bowden was captured without incident Tuesday night at...

Police Say Ohio Man, 87, Kills Wife, Shoots Self

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say an 87-year-old man fatally shot his 78-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself — and surviving the shot. Akron police say Betty Harrison-Paxton was found Tuesday in the bedroom of the couple’s home. She’d been...

Black Bear Makes Another Appearance In SW Ohio

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — The black bear that has been prowling suburban Cincinnati has made another appearance, and residents are hungry to get a look. The young bear, which wildlife officials believe swam across the Ohio River from Kentucky, has been wandering neighborhoods for...

Cheri Brooks serving jail term for violating probation

Cheri Brooks this week began her first stay in the Hancock County jail. The woman who allowed Vera Jo Reigle to live in her Findlay home and later lied to police investigating Reigle’s murder has been jailed for violating her probation. A judge ruled Brooks was in contact with...