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Big 12 schools could face big penalties

Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming courts or rushing fields after games.

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Homeowners clean up in Texas, area death toll climbs to 19

Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy

The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club’s vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Jury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law

A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations.

Martin Duggan dies; Globe-Democrat editor, 'Donnybrook' host

Martin Duggan, longtime editorial page editor of the old St. Louis Globe-Democrat and host for 23 years of the local TV public affairs show "Donnybrook," has died.

Scottrade Center reviewing policies after woman's death

Officials at Scottrade Center in St. Louis are reviewing policies after the death of a woman at a concert.

Missouri man accused of illegally practicing law

A southeast Missouri man faces federal fraud charges linked to what prosecutors say was his practicing of law even though he wasn't a licensed attorney.

Byers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93

Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was 93.

Wednesday's MLS Capsules

Games played on May 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Juninho scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Galaxy's home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple’s software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.

Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee

An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.

Blackhawks beat Ducks to force Game 7

CHICAGO — Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals.

Warriors end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Win series against Rockets

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.

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Cardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks

Jason Heyward atoned for a critical error with a game-tying homer leading off the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run on catcher Jordan Pachecho's throwing error, completing a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.

US accuses FIFA of $150M in bribes, dozen schemes

In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.

Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said.

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Diamondbacks' Gosewisch leaves game after jamming left knee

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch jammed his left knee on a groundout and left the game in the sixth inning against the Cardinals.

U2's longtime tour manager found dead

Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.

Historian Hugh Ambrose, author of ‘The Pacific,’ dies

Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history “The Pacific” after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.

GM to offer Android, Apple systems in 016 models

By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car’s dashboard screen into a smartphone.

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