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(CNN) – For NBA Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas, the man who helped the Detroit Pistons win back-to-back NBA champions in the late 1980s, today "is a great day in sports."
On Tuesday, the NBA Commissioner banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and gave the maximum fine possible for racist remarks slammed by many inside and outside the world's biggest basketball league.
Near Perth, Australia (CNN) - A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.
The reasons for the skepticism are obvious - the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in the Bay of Bengal, is several thousand miles away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the multinational search, dismissed the claim.
(CNN) – Los Angeles Clippers owner has been exposed publicly as a racist. Now he's boxed out. The commissioner of the NBA slapped Donald Sterling with the most severe punishment the league could muster Tuesday: A life-time ban from the sport, effective immediately, and a $2.5 million dollar fine.
The fine is the maximum allowed by the NBA. But does it really make a dent in a billionaire's bill fold, if it doesn't explicitly force Sterling to give up ownership of the team?
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(CNN) - From Missouri to New York, Michigan to Florida, forecasters urged millions of Americans to keep an eye on the weather Tuesday, warning of tornadoes, high winds and hail spawned by the storm system that's killed 31 people in the last two days.
Roughly 70 million people are being warned of a slight to moderate risk of severe weather in the eastern half of the United States, according to the National Weather Service. That was a slight downgrade from an estimated 75 million people earlier in the day.
Mississippi and Alabama - where tornadoes Monday caused widespread destruction and several deaths - were again in the bull's-eye for the worst of Tuesday's forecast.