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2014 Hall of Fame class inducted

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt …

Baseball

Kyle Rudolph signs five-year contract extension with Vikings

<b>MANKATO, Minn. —</b> Kyle Rudolph’s potential in Norv Turner’s offense has led the Minnesota Vikings to make him the NFL’s fifth highest-paid tight …

Lakers hire Byron Scott as new head coach, according to report

Byron Scott has landed a multi-year deal to be the next head coach of the Lakers.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers and Byron Scott have agreed to a four-year, $17 million deal to make him the new Lakers head coach, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Scott and the Lakers opened discussions after the team offered …

South Korea ferry disaster: students testify in captain's murder trial

Student survivors of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster, testifying in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking.<p>"They kept saying the same thing over and over," one said, describing how she and classmates obeyed the order until the …

Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.<p>The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died …