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SC black church fire not arson, official says

...any potential causes in a fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina, but a federal official tells The Associated Press that preliminary indications show the blaze was not the work of an arsonist.At a news conference Wednesday, Craig...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-01/sc-black-church-fire-not-ars
Kevin Love, Cavaliers come to terms on new deal

...contract of five years that could be worth more than $110 million, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details have not been released. No NBA contract can be signed until July 9.Love...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-07-01/kevin-love-cavaliers-come-ter
Thousands gather on Portland bridge as Oregon eases into era of legal marijuana

...who don't really know or understand our land-use laws and our environmental protections," she said.___Associated Press writer Jeff Barnard in Williams, Ore., contributed to this report.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-01/thousands-gather-portland-
Penguins deal for Maple Leafs' star Phil Kessel

The Toronto Maple Leafs sent Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal that gives the Penguins a needed boost in its top six.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-07-01/penguins-deal-maple-leafs-
Pero Antic won't be back with the Hawks

...return to Milwaukee for the final year of his contract.A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward exercised his player option for $4.25 million on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/pero-antic-wont-be-back-hawks
Longtime holdout JetBlue Airways adds new fee for checked suitcases; lowers some other fees

...to help pay for what's the biggest product upgrade JetBlue has had in the history of the company," he told The Associated Press in advance of the announcement.Under pressure from investors and Wall Street analysts, JetBlue has been slowly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/longtime-holdout-jetblue-a
Pre-Civil War baseball card, circa 1860, will be auctioned

...known CDV of a baseball image ... it's an extraordinary find," Shanus said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press."It's the infancy of baseball," he added. "It's a collector's kind of thing. It's just so early...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/pre-civil-war-baseball-card-circa
Presbyterian College president quits

CLINTON, S.C. - The president of Presbyterian College, Claude Lilly, has announced his resignation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-01/presbyterian-college-president-quit
DeKalb County CEO found guilty

DECATUR, Ga. - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of attempted theft by extortion and perjury.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-01/dekalb-county-ceo-found-guil
Athens thieves steal liquor, wine

ATHENS, Ga. - Law officers in Athens are investigating the theft of an estimated $100,000 worth of bottled liquor and wine after a semi-trailer loaded with the alcohol went missing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-01/athens-thieves-steal-liquor-