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Hall of Famer Roddick asked more about ’09 loss than ’03 win

Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick

More people want to ask Andy Roddick about a Grand Slam final he lost than the one he won. Yes, that 16-14 defeat in the fifth set against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2009 seems to spark more conversations than Roddick’s straight-set victory at the 2003 U.S. Open, the last time any American man won a major championship. “For better ... Read More »

Wells Fargo ordered to reinstate whistleblower, pay $577,500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is being ordered to reinstate a branch manager it fired in 2011 after the employee tried to blow the whistle on the bank’s growing sales practices scandal. The Department of Labor on Friday also ordered Wells Fargo to pay $577,500 in back wages. Wells Fargo fired a California-based branch manager in September 2011 when ... Read More »

Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

MIAMI (AP) — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online. Still, authorities are pursuing possible misdemeanor charges against them for failing to report a death. Supreme ... Read More »

AP Source: Pau Gasol agrees to 3-year deal with Spurs

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Pau Gasol has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. The 7-foot Spaniard and the Spurs came to agreement on Friday on a deal that is partially guaranteed for the third season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has ... Read More »

Mattis says US still debating ‘big ideas’ on Afghan plan

Jim Mattis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is still sorting out “the big ideas” for a new Afghanistan strategy, beyond troop levels and other military details, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. “We’re close,” he said in an impromptu exchange with reporters at the Pentagon one day after President Donald Trump met with him and his military chiefs for a broad ... Read More »

Qatar’s ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar’s ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country’s sovereignty. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the comments in his first televised speech since a diplomatic dispute among ... Read More »

House unveils plan to fix VA’s budget gap as deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee unveiled a disputed plan Friday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks. The proposal by the House Veterans Affairs Committee would provide a six-month funding fix to the ... Read More »

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

Warmbier

WASHINGTON (AP) — American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a “geographical travel restriction” on North Korea following the death last month of American university student Otto ... Read More »

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

Abortion protestors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on ... Read More »