July 7, 2015

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Women’s World Cup: U.S. looking for redemption in another finals matchup with Japan

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. The Americans get a rematch today when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are Read More…

Indians keep rolling, down Pirates for fifth straight win

PITTSBURGH — Michael Bourn believes Cleveland’s five-game winning streak is proof the Indians are going to be in contention down the stretch despite a slow start. Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday Read More…

Indians 5, Rays 4: Tribe sweeps Tampa with Mike Aviles homer in 10th inning

TAMPA, Fla. — The Cleveland Indians are feeling a little better about themselves. Good pitching, timely hitting and the team’s first sweep of a four-game road series in more than a year can have that effect. “Our pitching gave us a chance every night, that’s stating the obvious. But I think every game is different,” Read More…

UPDATE: No evidence found of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

WASHINGTON — Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago. D.C. police said a woman called from inside a Navy Yard building to report that she Read More…

Court dismisses prosecutors’ appeal of Brelo case

CLEVELAND — An Ohio court has dismissed an appeal filed by prosecutors after the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer charged in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects in 2012. Cuyahoga County prosecutors conceded the verdict couldn’t be reversed, but said there were serious legal errors and wanted the judge who acquitted 31-year-old Michael Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, July 2

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Greece is bracing for More chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks as the country and its creditors halt talks on resolving the deepening financial crisis until a national referendum on creditor proposals is Read More…

Fast, furious campaign develops as Greek referendum looms

ATHENS, Greece — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty. Greece’s rescue lenders have halted negotiations on a Read More…

Unemployment dips, but other factors paint mixed picture of job market

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday. But the rate Read More…

Veteran diplomat DeLaurentis in line to be first Cuban ambassador in more than 50 years

HAVANA — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign erected in front of the U.S. Interests Section built 15 years ago, when DeLaurentis was a more junior officer Read More…

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…