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FILE - In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee, left, tries to knock the ball away from Miami Heat's Rashard Lewis in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A guilty plea is expected in the case of Haider Zafar, charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving Lewis and two former Miami Heat players. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud

- Associated Press

A man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself wants to take responsibility for his actions and move on, his attorney said ahead of an expected plea deal.

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

- Associated Press

One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 photo, Kashmiri Muslim anti-government protesters hurl bricks and stones at Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar, India. Flooding in this conflict-wracked Himalayan region in early September has killed 281 people, destroyed at least 100,000 homes and caused an estimated $17 billion in damage. Anger flared within days after the floods over what they view as a woefully inadequate government response is reviving calls for independence, tapping decades of animosity that fueled a 25-year separatist battle and an Indian military crackdown that left tens of thousands dead in the mostly Muslim region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Anger mounts as Kashmir floodwaters subside

- Associated Press

As floodwaters ripped through Indian-controlled Kashmir, Abdul Majeed spent five days holed up with his family in their attic, watching helplessly as army helicopters plucked tourists from hotel rooftops and government boats ferried officials to safety.

EPA: Cleanup complete at Newburgh Superfund site

Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to remove a site along the Hudson River in Newburgh from the Superfund list of most-contaminated hazardous waste sites.

President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One after arriving at the Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs

- Associated Press

While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday to assure voters he is still focused on the economy.

This two-image composite released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, shows alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva after his arrest by Mexican law enforcement authorities. The purported head of the Beltran Levya drug gang was captured in a seafood eatery in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central state of Guanajuato that is a popular enclave for artists and foreigners. No shots were fired in the brief operation, which culminated an 11-month investigation, authorities said. (AP Photo/ Mexico's Attorney General's Office)

Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

- Associated Press

Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.

In this photo made Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, Nick Powers, 16, drives a 60,000-pound load of potatoes from a field to a storage facility in Mapleton, Maine. Powers is a junior at Presque Isle High School, one of a half-dozen schools that close for up to three weeks each autumn as kids help to bring in the potato crop. Educators and farmers are clinging to a tradition that give farmers much-needed help and puts money in the pockets of teenagers. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work

- Associated Press

In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.

Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary

- Associated Press

The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.

AG to host domestic violence awareness event

Associated Press

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is scheduled to welcome guests and present the Law Enforcement Officer Award at the seventh annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month ceremony.

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo United States' forward Abby Wambach (20) walks off the field following an international friendly game with Mexico, in Sandy, Utah. A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014,  in the human rights tribunal of Ontario next week, attorney Hampton Dellinger said.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Wambach, players go to court over World Cup turf

- Associated Press

The push to get Canada to stage the Women's World Cup on grass instead of artificial turf is now a legal matter, with American star Abby Wambach and a group of players "fully prepared to go forward zealously and aggressively in court" to force a change, their lawyer said Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James is introduced during an NBA scrimmage basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron

- Associated Press

They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they've been waiting to unleash.

What to Know in Montana for Oct. 2

- Associated Press

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas. Carr has closed off his world to just about anything that isn't football or family. The Dallas cornerback says it has a lot to do with losing his mom to breast cancer during training camp, and maybe it's a little bit about his team's surprisingly fast start. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Cowboys' Carr focused on game after mom's death

- Associated Press

Brandon Carr stared away from a small group of reporters, looking a little emotional and unsure how or whether to answer a question he probably knew was coming.

Justices weigh Arkansas voter ID requirement

Associated Press

Arkansas Supreme Court justices are questioning whether the state's constitution allows requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.