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  • Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

    Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision…

  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts — including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation — to the nation’s third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid…

  • US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by…

  • Christie says his campaign for president feels familiar

    ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — Six years ago, New Jersey’s Chris Christie was a longshot candidate for governor, taking on a wealthy incumbent in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. It’s an experience, the now two-term Republican governor…

  • FBI looks into fiber-optic vandalism in Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI is working with police to catch vandals behind nearly a dozen fiber-optic cable cuts in Northern California in the past year. The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced…

  • The Latest: Moody’s downgrades Greece to Caa3

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes (all times local): ___ 3 a.m. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are discussing ways to keep Greece in the eurozone.…

  • Former federal agent pleads guilty to extortion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former undercover drug agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to extortion and other charges after authorities said he used his position to steal more than $700,000 in digital currency, most of it…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ July 1 Los Angeles Times on Texas’ abortion law: The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to allow nearly a dozen Texas abortion clinics…

  • US sues to block GE appliance business sale to Electrolux

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric’s appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers…

  • Hewlett-Packard moves forward with plan to split in 2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers…

  • CEOs of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie get big raises

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the…

  • Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights

    Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights. The lawsuit filed…

  • 3,000 baby floats recalled because they can deflate

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the seams…

  • Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday amid a worsening…

  • Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions…