July 5, 2015

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Train carrying hazardous materials derails, catches fire in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 p.m. EDT in Maryville. Read More…

Exodus from Trump continues; Macy’s, Miss USA judges latest to drop him

LOS ANGELES — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation’s only Latina governor and a rising star in the Republican party, added her Read More…

After trade bill, Obama trying to make amends with organized labor

WASHINGTON — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within just hours of business leaders joining him at a White House signing ceremony for the polarizing trade bill, Obama announced a proposed Labor Department rule that Read More…

North Korea cracking down on foreign use of social media sites

TOKYO — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content. The move won’t Read More…

Pope Francis brings ‘church for the poor’ to home turf in South America

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is taking his “church for the poor” to three of South America’s poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about issues closest to his heart. Indigenous peoples will take center Read More…

Billy Joel sets record for the longest time at MSG

NEW YORK — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He Read More…

First day of NBA free agency sees lots of money, moves

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 yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to more than $1 billion worth of deals. Love made his choice Read More…

Indians 8, Rays 1: Carlos Carrasco takes perfect game into 7th, comes within strike of no-hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Read More…

Women’s World Cup: Japan reaches final against U.S. with lucky late goal versus England

EDMONTON, Alberta — Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan’s Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right side and sent a cross into the middle for Yuki Ogimi. Bassett reached out with Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, July 1

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Long lines in Greece as banks reopen for pensioners Eurozone finance ministers are set to weigh the latest Greek proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country’s international bailout expired without a deal. 2. Myanmar fisherman goes Read More…