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June 24, 2017 4:51 AM NBA Draft Grades: Evaluating each team's full draft; Celtics come out with a D

It's not so much who Boston took, but who it didn't take The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone, but there is still a lot to evaluate. This was not a quiet draft night. The No. 1 overall pick was traded. Jimmy Butler was traded. In a really deep class, a lot of teams added multiple players that, at first glance, look like the foundation of real progress 4

June 24, 2017 3:50 AM Manslaughter raps eyed over London fire as other apartment towers evacuated

LONDON — British investigators said on Friday they would consider manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as thousands of apartment-dwellers a few miles away were told to leave their homes due to fire risk. The outside cladding engulfed in June 14’s deadly blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests 5

June 24, 2017 1:02 AM Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

But millions of Americans will pay more for an insurance policy that comes with a much steeper deductible under the new Senate plan, according to some health economists and insurance experts. It could also make it much harder to find a comprehensive plan covering various conditions ranging from heart disease to depression that would not be prohibitively 4

June 24, 2017 12:25 AM More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

Pakistani police officers examine the site of an explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three 4

June 23, 2017 9:48 PM What was behind the Butler trade, and what each team does now

Pivotal offseasons sneak up on exciting young teams -- especially with the salary cap expected to flatten after an unprecedented two-year bubble that warped the league. The young pup Wolves were about to become expensive. Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins become eligible for extensions on July 1, and Wiggins will demand -- and almost surely receive -- a max deal. Karl-Anthony 3

June 23, 2017 7:57 PM Dean Heller Becomes the Fifth GOP Senator to Oppose Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's effort to pass the GOP health care plan got a little harder Friday when Nevada's Dean Heller became the fifth Republican senator to say he can't support the bill in its current form. McConnell intends to put his health care bill up for a full Senate vote next week but he's facing increasing pressure 4

June 23, 2017 1:09 PM Budget deficit in May hit P33.4b

THE government posted a budget deficit of P33.4 billion in May after recording a surplus a month ago as government spending outpaced revenue collections, data from the Bureau of the Treasury on Friday show. The May deficit was P15.8 billion higher than the P17.7-billion gap a year ago. This brought the deficit in the first five months to P63.6 billion 6

June 23, 2017 10:02 AM June 24 declared as special non-working holiday in Manila

MALACAÑANG has declared Saturday, June 24, as a special non-working day in the City of Manila in celebration of its 446th Foundation Day. In Proclamation 208, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said the public should be given the opportunity to commemorate Manila Day. "It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Manila, be given full opportunity 5

June 23, 2017 2:44 AM 4 ways Jayson Tatum can help the Celtics right away

The 19-year-old forward averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds during his one season at Duke. One year after surprising the NBA by selecting Jaylen Brown with No. 3 overall pick, Danny Ainge went the expected route in 2017, opting for Duke freshman Jayson Tatum at No. 3 overall on Thursday night. The 19-year-old worked out multiple times for the Celtics 3

June 22, 2017 11:48 PM Lonzo Ball heads to Lakers as No. 2 overall pick

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Since last fall, the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball have seemed destined to collide: a storied, star-starved franchise in tatters but bound for the NBA lottery, where a home-grown star who helped resurrect the hallowed UCLA Bruins would be waiting. Throughout his freshman campaign in Westwood, Ball, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound point 6