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NBA head: Nixing Charlotte All-Star Game a business decision

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable.

Big cats returned to California sanctuary threatened by fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats came home to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire.

Murder suspect's mom charged in deaths of 2 witnesses

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a St. Louis woman with arranging the deaths of two 16-year-old boys who were potential witnesses in a murder case against her teenage son — a case that initially fell apart because other witnesses refused to testify.

3,200-pound air conditioner falls off trailer, kills worker

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 3,200-pound commercial air conditioner has fallen off a truck, crushing a worker at a Pennsylvania plant.

US says 6 airstrikes killed 14 civilians in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an internal investigation shows that 14 civilians were killed and one civilian was wounded in six separate U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between July 2015 and April 2016.

Prosecutors drop murder charges against Salvadoran man awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors drop murder charges against Salvadoran man awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case.

US commander: Turkey unrest could affect Islamic State fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region.

Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Rushing probably won't be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.

Texas' revised abortion booklet criticized as inaccurate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression.

Obama says he doesn't actually count his almonds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to set the record straight: He doesn't really eat exactly seven almonds each night.

Army: Solider dies after falling ill during Ranger School

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — A 21-year-old Army officer has died after falling ill during his first day at the military's grueling Ranger School in Georgia.

US general says 5 US troops wounded in Afghan fighting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says five American soldiers have been wounded in clashes with Islamic State fighters.

Outside Atlanta, man was stabbed, then struck by a car

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Police say a collision with a pedestrian in Atlanta's northern suburbs turned out to be more sinister: Before the victim was struck by a car, he had been stabbed several times.

Police: Boy smothered baby to stop the infant's crying

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is facing charges that he smothered a 4-month-old baby in Florida last December to keep the infant from crying.

Watchdog: IMF response to European crisis "uneven"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund was unprepared for the debt crisis that hit Europe and was slow to push for debt relief that might have made it easier for Greece to pay its bills, an IMF watchdog says.

US homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years — evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for many to buy.

Deputies, Texas tourist rescue family of 6 from rough surf

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida sheriff's deputies and a Texas man are being credited for saving six tourists from rough surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week for a second straight week. They still are near historically low levels to encourage potential homebuyers.

American Airlines plane lands safely despite engine flames

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines aircraft landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport despite a dramatic discharge of flames from one of the engines.

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