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Southern Cal coach Steve Sarkisian ran out of chances

LOS ANGELES - Southern California athletic director Pat Haden defended both his hiring and firing of Steve Sarkisian, saying the troubled football coach had no behavioral missteps until the past two months.
Shift from refinancings to home mortgages is increasing in Augusta

With interest rates hovering around 4 percent for a couple of months, the mortgage market is drifting toward an equilibrium with home purchases versus refinancings.
Tom Selleck accused of stealing water for California ranch

A water district has sued Tom Selleck, claiming the star of the crime shows "Magnum, P.I." and "Blue Bloods" stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant and brought it to his ranch in drought-stricken California.
Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging fraud by employees

Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging workers opened unauthorized accounts that charged fees.
'Post and Courier' wins Pulitzer for reporting on the deadly toll of domestic violence

NEW YORK - The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence.
Buffalo's Sammy Watkins had off-season surgery

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had offseason surgery in an area near his hip, according to
Bucks top Pacers for second win in a row

MILWAUKEE - Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Indiana Pacers 111-107 on Thursday night for their second win in a row after breaking a six-game losing streak.
Opinions differ as law preserves Greenwood's segregated war memorial

When Greenwood, S.C., May­or Welborn Adams launched a fundraising campaign last summer to replace segregated bronze plaques on a war memorial, he had no idea his effort would be halted by state law.
Chargers, Raiders propose shared stadium in Carson, Calif.

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are moving forward together on a plan to build a $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson, Calif., that they will share.
The certainty of cameras

The truth, whether you're a citizen or an officer, will set you free.