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Above and beyond: 2 states craft 'stolen valor' laws that exceed federal version

Lawmakers in two northeastern states are declaring war on phony veterans who claim combat experience in order to commit fraud.<p>So-called "stolen valor" laws are not new, and the current federal version was revised after a tougher one was struck down in 2012 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Laws proposed …

Knicks open to trading first-round pick?

NEW YORK -- Sure, the New York Knicks lost their 49th game of the season on Saturday night. But in a big-picture sense, the night couldn’t have gone …

Basketball

Dodgers Notes: Haren, Shields, Santana, Peavy

There has been much speculation about <b>Dan Haren</b>’s role in the impending six-player trade between the Dodgers and <b>Marlins</b>, as Haren has openly said that …

Was Charlotte Hornets' 2013-14 Defense Just a Fluke?

Fans and media members alike believed the Charlotte Bobcats were officially going out with a bang. They had finally turned a corner, despite getting swept by the Miami Heat in the playoffs, and had already put together an incredible season with much hope for the future of the Charlotte Hornets …