Japanese, Chinese leaders bury argument over maritime clash; dispute over islands remains

China, Japan end spat over maritime collision

British Columbia coroner’s office: Independent safety audit needed of Whistler luge track

British Columbia coroner: Luge audit needed

Protesters demand boycott of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi

Protesters take to streets against C’wealth Games

Just what Doc ordered: Halladay, Werth help Phillies beat Nationals 8-0 to clinch NL East

Halladay helps Phils beat Nats 8-0, clinch NL East

India’s Commonwealth Games woes raise concern about major sports events in developing nations

2 teams delay leaving for troubled games in India

Bridge collapse, construction woes, disease fears put New Delhi’s Commonwealth Games at risk

Commonwealth Games at risk with under 2 weeks left

NATO says 9 service members from international coalition killed in helicopter crash

NATO says 9 service members killed in copter crash

Japan urges China to remain calm after Beijing cuts high-level contacts over detained captain

Japan urges calm after China severs contacts

Japan says China has not officially told it of decision to break ministerial-level contacts

Japan: China hasn’t informed of break in contacts

China suspends ministerial-level contacts with Japan, which extends detention of boat captain

China halts ministerial-level contacts with Japan

UK spy chief warns of changing threat from al-Qaida, new fear over dissident Irish Republicans

UK spy chief warns of dissident Republican threat

New England Patriots coach Belichick glad to keep Brady as QB

Belichick glad to keep Brady as QB

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady walked into the New England Patriots locker room, his hair fashionably combed over his forehead in a Justin Bieber style as a pair of jeans, pre-ripped and faded, hung neatly over the back of his chair.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

Future hiring will generate mainly high-skilled or low-paying jobs in service industries

Detained prisoner says twin Uganda World Cup bombings were meant to kill more Americans

Uganda suicide plot meant to kill more Americans

Security concerns hang over preparations for 2012 London Olympic Games

Security concerns for London 2012 Olympics

Selling the rings: Olympic dash for cash leads to a few eyebrow-raising sponsorship deals

Olympic committees striking some unusual deals

Kyle Busch finishes 8th at Brickyard 400 after first-lap accident

Kyle Busch 8th at Brickyard despite crash

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch’s day at the Brickyard 400 finished much better than it began.

Play resumes at British Open after delay caused by stiff winds, unplayable conditions

Play resumes at British Open after weather delay

Open champions aced out by the weather; four-hole exhibition canceled because of rain, wind

Stormy weather wipes out Champions’ Challenge

Al-Qaida-allied Somali militant group claims twin bombings in Uganda; death toll at 74

US President Barack Obama

Mandela appears at Soccer City as South Africa bids farewell to World Cup

Mandela appears at Soccer City before final

Nelson Mandela to greet fans at Soccer City before World Cup final, grandson says

Grandson: Nelson Mandela to greet World Cup fans

Cavendish sheds tears of joy after winning 5th stage, Cancellara keeps lead at Tour de France

Mark Cavendish wins 5th stage at Tour de France

Mark Cavendish sheds tears of joy after winning 5th Tour stage; Cancellara keeps lead

Cavendish wins 5th stage of Tour de France

Chaos and crashes: Armstrong among dozens to tumble during slick 2nd stage at Tour de France

Armstrong joins spills in Tour’s 2nd stage

Andy Schleck of Luxembourg crashes on wet Belgian road during 2nd stage of Tour de France

Andy Schleck crashes on wet road in Tour de France

Cancellara leads, Armstrong in fourth as Tour de France 1st stage begins

Tour de France 1st stage under way

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara is wearing the leader’s yellow jersey as Tour de France riders set off for the first stage through Belgian and Dutch lowlands.

Kevin Harvick leads RCR charge to win at Daytona

Harvick wins wild race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Harvick lined up next to his Richard Childress Racing teammate for a two-lap sprint to the finish at Daytona International Speedway.

Don Coryell, innovative coach who redefined passing game in NFL, dies at 85

Innovative football coach Don Coryell dies at 85

US Census estimates show Haiti population booming after quake into crowded future

US Census: Haiti population booming after quake

China says terror group uncovered that plotted attacks after last year’s Xinjiang unrest

China says terrorist group broken up in Xinjiang

Torn Chilean flag rescued from earthquake hoisted at World Cup to inspire team

Torn flag rescued from earthquake inspires Chile

Justine Henin advances at Wimbledon by beating Kristina Barrois 6-3, 7-5

Henin reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Justine Henin sweated a bit Wednesday at sunny Wimbledon, and not just because of the warm weather.

Obama’s chief of staff says Republicans defending BP would be in control if GOP wins in Nov.

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Police: blast heard at World Cup media center was “controlled explosion” at factory

Police say blast heard at WCup site “controlled”

Police log dozens of arrests after jubilant celebration over LA Lakers’ win turns rowdy

Jubilant celebration over Lakers’ win turns rowdy

Gushing Gulf oil leak video footage could become symbol of problems facing Obama

Barack Obama (Waxwork)

Jubilant celebration over Los Angeles Lakers win turns rowdy in scattered areas of city

Jubilant celebration turns rowdy in areas of LA

NBA Finals: If you’re a Celtics fan, you have to like the way team is playing

NBA Finals: Celtics weather early storm

If you’re a Celtics fan, you have to like the way they’ve weathered the early storm.

Flyers’ Briere, 9-year-old son escape serious injury in traffic accident near NY-Pa state line

Flyers’ Briere, son in traffic accident in NY

Foundation says Mandela’s great granddaughter to be buried in a private ceremony

Mandela’s great granddaughter to be buried

Players, fans alike adjust attire for cool temperatures at Pebble Beach in this US Open

Sweaters, fleece vests, beanies OK at Pebble Beach

Thousands of miles away, earthquake that devastated Haiti took its toll on Altidore, too

Altidore has USA on his chest, Haiti in his heart

Obama visits Florida beach; Vows country will ‘fight back’ against Gulf oil spill disaster