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  • FILE - In this June 18, 2013, file photo, Australia's Josh Kennedy celebrates after scoring against Iraq during their World Cup soccer Asian qualifying match at the Sydney Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Australia won the match 1-0 and qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

    5 Australia players to watch at the World Cup

    Australia will be returning for its third consecutive World Cup with its toughest assignment to date - Group B matches against defending champion Spain, 2010 finalist Netherlands and Chile.

  • Pa. champion chess player going to nationals

    He's already the best in the state, and by the end of next week, maybe he'll be the best in the nation.

  • Charges reduced, immigrant hopes to stay in US

    An Ecuadorean immigrant facing possible deportation said Wednesday he hopes to be allowed to stay in the United States after a court removed a felony conviction stemming from a clash with a now-disgraced Connecticut police officer.

  • FILE - In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 file photo US actor Danny Glover gestures as he arrives at Rome's main train station. The lawyer of Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide says actor Danny Glover has arrived in South Africa to escort the exiled former president home. Miami lawyer Ira Kurzban flew to Johannesburg Wednesday on the same mission amid unexplained delays as the United States called for Aristide to put off his departure until Sunday's disputed presidential runoff in his homeland. Kurzban says the star of the "Lethal Weapon" action movies arrived Thursday, March 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

    EDITORIAL: Court throws out attempted shakedown of Chevron

    Sometimes the facts trump greed, a defendant refuses to roll over and play dead, and a scam falls apart.

  • FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, a Chevron logo appears at a gas station in Miami. The American lawyer who advised Ecuadorean residents as they won a $9 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. says Tuesday, March 4, 2014 it's appalling that a New York judge found that the award resulted from fraud. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    NY judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador case

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct.

  • Australia, Ecuador to meet in World Cup warmup

    Football Federation Australia says its national team will play fellow World Cup qualifier Ecuador in an international friendly in London next month.

  • Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gestures as he meets with the foreign press at the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Correa, who was first elected in January 2007, said the U.S. government and his are going through tension and mutual distrust, clarifying that he personally likes the U.S. where he earned two university degrees. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Correa wants some US military officials to leave

    President Rafael Correa said Wednesday that Washington has too many military officers assigned to its embassy in Ecuador and he plans to order some to leave.

  • This undated handout photo provided by Cristi Reiger shows her nephew, August Reiger, left, and his parents, Chris, right, and Randa Reiger. More than six months after August Reiger, of Oklahoma City, went missing while on a family trip to Ecuador, family and friends remain hopeful that the teenager will be found alive. A representative for the Reiger family as well as other families of missing persons met with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa last month about their loves ones, and a benefit is scheduled later this month to help raise money for the search for August. (AP Photo/Cristi Reiger)

    Family holds out hope for missing Oklahoma teen

    More than six months after an Oklahoma teenager disappeared while hiking on a family trip in Ecuador, relatives and friends are still holding out hope that he will be found alive and say they are grateful for the support the Ecuadorian government has provided.

  • The trial in New York of lawyer Steven Donziger, who brought natives of the Ecuadorean Amazon to court with him in 1999, reaches a climax this week as he defends himself against charges that he engineered a record-breaking $19 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for contamination of the Amazon rain forest. Ecuador had originally opposed the class-action suit, filed in 1993 on behalf of indigenous Indians and others. (Associated Press)

    Chevron trial nears its end

    Chevron's fraud case against Steven Donziger reaches a climax this week as the New York celebrity lawyer takes the stand for the first time to defend himself against charges that he engineered a record-breaking $19 billion judgment against the oil company for contamination of the Amazon rain forest.

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