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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in CaliforniaFederico Buenrostro Jr., former chief executive of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, entered hi ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active-duty training for the Iowa National Guard. But before lacing up her boots, Ernst was to record the Republicans' national ra ...more

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother's funeral.Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested Jan. 9 on Long Island's Meadowbrook Parkway. ...more

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll.Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city's streets Friday as word quickly spread that basketball's prodigal son, LeBron James, is retu ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central govern ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Balloon drops might be competing with basketballs in Cleveland.NBA superstar LeBron James' announcement Friday that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could throw up a roadblock for Republican plans to nomin ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008.The Treasury Department says the June surplus totaled $71 billion, following a $130 billion deficit i ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — A recent Spanish law granting dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled more than 500 years ago has drawn the interest of communities in the U.S.There are an estimated 3 million Sephardic Jews worldwide, and it is e ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed Friday as investors assessed corporate news. The stock market is headed for its biggest weekly loss since April after ending the previous week at a record high.KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 5 ...more

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WACO, Texas (AP) — The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television is going up for auction in Texas.Waco-based A & S Auction Co. will offer the items Saturday. The aucti ...more