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Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

LONDON (AP) — British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments.

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.

Italy's cruise ship wreck begins final voyage

Italy's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship embarked on its last voyage on Wednesday, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history. Hundreds of onlookers on the Mediterranean island of Giglio, including survivors from the nighttime disaster two and a half years ago that left 32 people dead, watched from shore as the crippled giant began its crawl up the coast. "This is a big day for Giglio but we'll only be able to relax once it reaches Genoa", Nick Sloane, the South African salvage master in charge of the operation, was quoted by Italian news agency Ansa as saying. The rusting liner, roughly twice the size of the Titanic and now hoisted afloat by massive air chambers, will be tugged to the port of Genoa in northwest Italy, where it will be dismantled and scrapped.

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.

Thai junta defends strong powers under new charter

BANGKOK (AP) — A senior army official said Wednesday that the leader of Thailand's ruling junta is allowed to serve as interim prime minister under a new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned 2015 election.

LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

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Witness: Kids cried as bodies fall

Ukrainian residents who saw bodies falling from the sky describe the horrors of tthat day. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Ukrainian claims a Russian fired shot

U.S. officials hold pro-Russia rebels responsible, but intelligence now suggests they likely didn't know it was a passenger jet

Ex-Penn State coaches sue for $1M

A pair of former Penn State assistant football coaches, including the son of the late head football coach Joe Paterno, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages from the university.

Aaron Hernandez backs off of Pats

A Tuesday hearing was canceled in a battle between the New England Patriots and accused killer Aaron Hernandez over the former tight end's demand for his team records, including medical and psychological tests as well as his scouting report.

Russia's take

In the tangled aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, two narratives have emerged -- one that most of the world subscribes to, and another that Russia and the rebels are pushing.

Top cop reacts to chokehold death

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD's training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, the man who was held in a choke hold and died while police attempted to arrest him, Bratton announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Sterling sues wife, and others

Donald Sterling has filed a new civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking damages from his wife, the NBA and NBA commissioner Adam Silver in their attempt to sell the the L.A. Clippers for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Costa Concordia on final voyage

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.

Many flights soar over conflict zones

When passengers boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week, they couldn't have known they were about to fly over a battlefield.

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Broncos' Bowlen has Alzheimer's, steps down

Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has given up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.

Ex-Baylor star Austin: NBA offered job too

With a job offer from Adam Silver, the NBA will take its affiliation with Isaiah Austin further than the ceremonial pick extended in the past month's draft if all goes according to plan.

Clips CEO: Doc wants out if Sterling stays

The interim CEO of the Clippers testified Tuesday that coach and team president Doc Rivers has told him on multiple occasions that he doesn't think he wants to continue as coach if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.

Sterling sues NBA, wife, others for damages

Donald Sterling filed on Tuesday afternoon a suit in Superior Court seeking damages from the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver, his wife Shelly Sterling and the Clippers.

Headley wins it in 14th of debut with Yanks

Chase Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Former Cowboys FB Newhouse dies at 64

Robert Newhouse, responsible for one of the most iconic plays in Dallas Cowboys history, died Tuesday after a long illness.

Moore has Lynx-record 48 points in 2OT win

Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime on Tuesday night.

Dungy seeks to clarify Sam comments

Tony Dungy sought to clarify remarks he made regarding Michael Sam, saying the openly gay linebacker who was drafted by the Rams "absolutely" deserves a chance to play in the NFL.
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