Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:40:30 GMT
Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court...More >>
Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:40:16 GMT
Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally...More >>
Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:31:22 GMT
Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.More >>
Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:31:19 GMT
Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...More >>
Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:31:09 GMT
Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow an execution planned for Wednesday to proceed, saying Joseph Rudolph Wood can't establish he has a First Amendment right to the...More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.More >>
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.
Lin will make about $15 million this season in the last year of a deal that counts only $8 million against the salary cap. The Lakers have the cap room to absorb Lin's contract.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak says the trade allows the team to acquire a solid player and two draft picks while maintaining financial flexibility.
Lin averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists last season, but lost his starting job because coach Kevin McHale preferred Patrick Beverley's defensive play.
Lin was born in Los Angeles and figures to be popular with the region's large Asian community. He was raised in Northern California and played four years at Harvard.
Lishchuk is from Ukraine and played for Valencia of the Spanish ACB League last season, appearing in the Euro Cup. He was drafted by Memphis in 2004 and traded to the Rockets in February 2008 before landing with the Lakers as part of a three-way trade with New Jersey in December 2010.
Also, the Lakers signed Julius Randle to a rookie contract. The forward was drafted seventh overall and is with the Lakers' Summer League team in Las Vegas.
Randle started all 40 games in his lone season at Kentucky. He averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds and was the SEC freshman of the year.
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Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:23:22 GMT
Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...More >>
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:12:11 GMT
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...More >>
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:21:33 GMT
The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's...More >>
The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:13:05 GMT
The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.More >>
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:22:26 GMT
Traps have been set for a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong).More >>
Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake - possibly an anaconda - slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:11:57 GMT
Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.More >>
Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge - one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks - were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the...More >>