Gordon Hayward choses Celtics over Jazz, Heat

Hayward told Utah officials that he is moving on after seven seasons with the Jazz and that he picked Boston, making the announcement Tuesday evening on The Players’ Tribune site .

Rapper who performed at Little Rock club arrested in Alabama

Twenty-five-year-old Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested Sunday on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun out of Forrest City in eastern Arkansas, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

Trump says media attacks to protect his agenda

Trump tweeted a video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit – his face obscured by the CNN logo – outside a wrestling ring. The video appears to be a doctored version of Trump’s 2007 appearance at a World Wrestling Entertainment event.

Trump speaks with leaders of Japan, China about NKorea

In separate statements, the White House says Trump spoke Sunday night with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay) and President Xi Jinping of China.

North Korea and its nuclear program were part of discussions with both leaders.

Christie taking state chopper to Island Beach

Speaking Sunday at a news conference, Christie said he flew Saturday from Trenton to Island Beach State Park and then went back to the capital Sunday. The Republican governor plans to fly back to the park after working Sunday because that’s where his family is.

Fourth of July comes amid mixed feelings for some minorities

Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the United States.

Police say suspect in abduction viewed sexual fetish website

Brendt Allen Christensen, who earned a master’s degree in physics from U of I this year, is charged in the June 9 abduction of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang, who investigators believe to be dead. The federal complaint says Christensen’s phone was used on April 19 to visit the FetLife.com forum, including to view threads titled “Perfect abduction fantasy” and “planning a kidnapping.”