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Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made Monday, ending the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the...
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Stewart never considered retiring after Ward death

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart said Monday he never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in...
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Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are moving forward for now without Jeffery Taylor, the latest in a growing list of professional athletes arrested on domestic violence charges. General manager Rich Cho said the Hornets will await the outcome of an NBA-led...
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Jury selection begins in Arias penalty retrial

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection is beginning in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence in the Arizona case that became a tabloid TV sensation. About 300 prospective jurors will report to the courthouse in Phoenix...
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Emotional toll taxes military drone operators, too

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of...
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Police: Many minors at site of nightclub shooting

MIAMI (AP) — Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded. Among those hit by gunfire early Sunday...
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Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

BANGKOK (AP) — Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.’s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo’s chairman said Monday. The $2.1 billion...

More strikes coming at Lufthansa this week

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing pilots at Germany’s Lufthansa says it is calling for another targeted strike after contract talks broke down last week. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Monday that pilots would fly no long-haul flights from Frankfurt airport on...

Survey: ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high...

Dempsey’s ‘challenge’ raises more than $1.1M

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother. Aimee Arsenault, manager of special events and development at the...