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Jet-lagged McIlroy in early Australian Open golf hunt

© AFP Peter ParksRory McIlroy tees off on the 15th hole during the first round of the Australian Open in Sydney on November 27, 2014Sydney (AFP) - Jet-lagged Rory McIlroy believes his best is yet to come after opening with a two-under par round in defence of his Australian Open title in Sydney on Thursday. The world number one, weary after a 4:30am wake-up call for his early start at The Australian course, carded four

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Michigan manufacturers: EPA smog proposal could hurt us

Buy PhotoOzone in industrial areas like Zug Island near Detroit can cause breathing difficulties.(Photo: Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press)Buy PhotoThe Obama administration's proposed reduction in ground-level ozone — the key pollutant leading to smoggy summer days — has some manufacturers taking a deep breath.The proposed revision, announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, would reduce allowable ozone emissions from 75 parts per billion to a range between 65 and 70 parts per billion —

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Tyson Chandler punishes old team as Mavs drop Knicks

Tyson Chandler destroyed his former team with season highs of 17 points and 25 rebounds.(Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports)DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler set season highs with 17 points and 25 rebounds against his former team Wednesday night, helping the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-102 overtime victory against the New York Knicks, who were missing Carmelo Anthony.J.R. Smith, starting with Anthony sidelined by back spasms, was 1-of-10 from the field entering the fourth quarter.

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Suit says Goldman Sachs, others rigged metals prices

© AFP/File Fabrice CoffriniBanks Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Bank and a unit of chemical producer BASF conspired to manipulate platinum and palladium prices, a US lawsuit saysNew York (AFP) - Banks Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Bank and a unit of chemical producer BASF conspired to manipulate platinum and palladium prices, according to a US lawsuit filed this week. The class-action suit, filed Tuesday in New York, said the four defendants shared nonpublic information

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Tamir Rice video shows police fatally shooting 12-year-old

The Cleveland Police Department on Wednesday released edited video footage of a shooting in which officers killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was brandishing a toy gun. In the short video, Tamir is seen walking along a sidewalk outside a Cleveland recreation center. At times he’s seen holding and pointing what appears to be a black gun. Seconds before the shooting, Tamir is seen sitting on a picnic bench under a gazebo. He then stands

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Portland wins ninth consecutive game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 28 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-97 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory. Matthews was 10 of 15 from the field and 6 of 9 from three-point range as Portland (12-3) improved to 7-0 against Eastern Conference teams. Damian Lillard had 22 points, and Robin Lopez added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Brian Roberts had a

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Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

CLEVELAND • A police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun within two seconds of his cruiser pulling up and the officer allegedly ordering the boy three times to put up his hands.The city released a surveillance video on Wednesday that shows the shooting of Tamir Rice, who was carrying an airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets.Much of the footage shows what appears to be a bored youth alone in

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Nor’easter Nightmare: Thanksgiving Travel is Chaos for East Coast

More than 600 flights were cancelled, thousands more were delayed, and there were over 100 accidents on snow-slicked roads in a single state as winter weather made a mess of travel plans ahead of Thanksgiving Wednesday — and the snow falling over the northeast is expected to continue overnight.The treacherous conditions led New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to declare a state of emergency with speed restrictions enforced on major routes in the state. In neighboring

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