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  • Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

    PARIS (AP) — In stark contrast to her previous three matches, top-ranked Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win. A two-time champion in Paris,…

  • Growth in US services firms slowed in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms grew at a slower pace in May, as both new orders and hiring slipped. The Institute for Supply Management says that it services index fell to 55.7 in May…

  • Sepp Blatter back at work at FIFA headquarters

    ZURICH (AP) — A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body’s 111-year history continued to…

  • Texas inmate, 67, set for execution in slayings 31 years ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put…

  • Dollar mixed

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.24 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Wednesday. And the dollar is trading at 15.51 Mexican…

  • Meryl Streep drama ‘Suffragette’ to open London Film Fest

    LONDON (AP) — Historical drama “Suffragette,” starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep as votes-for-women campaigners, will open this year’s London Film Festival. Organizers say the film’s European premiere will kick off the 59th annual festival…

  • Spain ex-premier plans Venezuela trip to help politician

    MADRID (AP) — A former Spanish prime minister hopes to travel to Venezuela this weekend to help lawyers defending imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Felipe Gonzalez will travel to Colombia on Thursday and will decide…

  • Major League Soccer

    All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA D.C. United 7 3 4 25 16 12 New England 5 3 6 21 20 18 New York 4 3 5 17 15 13…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 28 25 .528 — Tampa Bay 27 26 .509 1 Baltimore 23 28 .451 4 Toronto 24 30 .444 4½ Boston 23 29 .442 4½ Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 29 23 .558 — New York 29 24 .547 ½ Atlanta 26 26 .500 3 Miami 21 32 .396 8½ Philadelphia 20 33 .377 9½ Central Division W…

  • With Medal of Honor award, family learns WWI hero wasn’t kin

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that…

  • Giant atom smasher back in business after 2-year upgrade

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists successfully restarted experiments at the world’s biggest particle collider Wednesday, after a two-year shutdown and upgrade that allows it to smash together atoms with almost double the energy used in its…

  • California student can wear eagle feather at graduation

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will be able to wear the…

  • New Chinese restaurant’s name: I Don’t Know

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — There’s a new Chinese restaurant in Rochester. The name? I Don’t Know. Seriously, the I Don’t Know Chinese Restaurant recently opened in the western New York city. Owner Jessie Dong tells…

  • Palestinian FIFA bid stirs opposite reactions among Israelis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An aborted bid by the Palestinians to expel Israel from FIFA, the world soccer federation, has set off an uproar in Israel, raising fears that more such diplomatic assaults are on the…