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IRAJA, Brazil (AP) — The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sunday's ...more

AP News - 6 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James' word. Then they got his signature.James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end th ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his travels beyond the capital and his visits with selected letter writers demonstrate the need for Congress to act on his stalled economic agenda.In his weekly radio and Internet address Obama cited ...more

AP News - Jul 12, 2014 1:48 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, Alexi Amarista homered and Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.Hahn (5-2) allowed a run and three ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 8:50 PM

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported.Japan's Meteorological ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 8:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that insures company pensions for more than 40 million Americans says its top official is resigning.Joshua Gotbaum, a former investment banker, was appointed by President Barack Obama as director of the Pensi ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 5:53 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,875.The Houston firm said in its weekly report Thursday that 1,563 rigs were exploring fo ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 5:24 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials say that a Georgia man posed as an airline employee to score cheap travel and resold the tickets for thousands of dollars.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said that 37-year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlant ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 4:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEMGIC Investment Corp. (MTG), down 88 cents to $8.36The mortgage-insurer said its available asse ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 4:17 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rain that has washed out portions of fields in several corn-growing states prompted the government to lower its estimate of this year's corn crop size, but soybean fields may actually produce more than earlier expected, the U.S. ...more