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Panthers enforcer Thornton has soft side

Latest team bodyguard has two Stanley Cup rings and is muiti-faceted on and off the iceTo paint a fair picture of Shawn Thornton, the Panthers' newest enforcer-type forward, an artist would need a wide brush. [Read entire story]

States remind Market Basket of workers’ rights

Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials are telling the Market Basket supermarket chain they'll be looking out for the legal rights of any workers fired in a protest over the family-owned company's leadership. [Read entire story]

Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. [Read entire story]

Hamilton poised to become Heat’s 12th guaranteed player

Heat notebook: Pat Riley sees value in outside-shooting big man. Also: Riley warns of James Ennis still being raw, reflects on why Heat signed Danny Granger. [Read entire story]

Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. [Read entire story]

Trump selected to advance in Bills’ sale process

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process

Donald Trump's attorney confirmed the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the Buffalo Bills. [Read entire story]

Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension

Ravens running back took questions from reporters for the first time since his February arrestComposed and seemingly contrite, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife, Janay, and insisted that their physical [Read entire story]

New Mexico still pursuing Tesla battery plant

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela says New Mexico is still competing for a battery factory planned by electric car maker Tesla Motors. [Read entire story]

Marlins land Cosart, in six-player trade with Astros

The Miami Marlins found the controllable starting pitcher they sought before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline in second-year major leaguer Jarred Cosart.MIAMI When Jarred Cosart faced them Saturday at Minute Maid [Read entire story]

ConocoPhillips Alaska reports $627M 2Q earnings

ConocoPhillips Alaska, one of the North Slope's major players, reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of $627 million. [Read entire story]

IRS commissioner visits Miami to spotlight viral ID theft, tax fraud

IRS commissioner visits Miami to spotlight viral ID theft, tax fraud

The new commissioner visits Miami, the nation’s capital of ID theft and tax fraud, to say the agency is making progress in the fight. [Read entire story]

3 West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel on Thursday to stress that they don't want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast. [Read entire story]

Get over LeBron’s exit, folks

Former Heat star's exit wasn't perfect – but that doesn't trump four great yearsLet it go, Pat let it all go, people. Let LeBron James go to Cleveland with an appreciation of his good work here, and let go of the [Read entire story]

Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of [Read entire story]

APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules

APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules

Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they're eating. [Read entire story]

LeMond, Blixseth petition high court for rehearing

Attorneys for cycling legend Greg LeMond and developer Tim Blixseth are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider portions of a recent ruling in a long-running property dispute. [Read entire story]

First step for minimum wage as new laws kick in

First step for minimum wage as new laws kick in

Aug. 1 brings a gaggle of new laws for Minnesota, ranging from the little-discussed (such as establishing Cesar Chavez Day in Minnesota every March 31) to the hard-fought (raising the state's minimum wage). A quick [Read entire story]

3-D printer making prosthetic hand for Vegas girl

The little girl squirmed in her mother's arms inside a lab at UNLV, her American flag-themed dress contrasting with the hammers, rulers and other engineering equipment that surrounded her. [Read entire story]