Government and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure...
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The CrystalBetting sports betting terminal is on display at the IGT booth during the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 10, 2018 - 7:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting earlier this year. Representatives from both industries vigorously defended their...
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Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, left, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, attend a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow's involvement in an array of criminal activities — including doping, poisoning and the...
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In this image released by the Dutch Defense Ministry on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, trash belonging to four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, is seen next to their car facing the OPCW building on April 13, 2018. The trash was taken not left in their hotel, common practice to avoid leaving finger prints and or DNA, according to the Dutch Defense Ministry. The officers were expelled from the Netherlands for allegedly trying to hack into the chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine. (Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 4:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions between the nuclear superpowers. Deputy Foreign...
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October 04, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department charges 7 Russian military intelligence officials in hack of doping agencies, other organizations.
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October 03, 2018 - 8:15 pm
A senator floated the idea of revoking the U.S. Olympic Committee's tax-exempt status if it fails to effectively combat the sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports. At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, said the USOC's tax-exempt status and antitrust exemption could be at risk...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a news conference with prosecutors and victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the Ingham County courthouse in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer called for the Michigan Republican Party to pull a digital ad that accuses her of not prosecuting Nassar on sexual assault charges. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
September 21, 2018 - 6:16 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette,...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Michigan gubernatorial candidates in the November election from left, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and her Republican challenger Bill Schuette. Whitmer on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, denied Republicans' allegation that as Ingham County's interim prosecutor two years ago, she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaults before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor. (AP Photo/File)
September 21, 2018 - 2:33 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan governor's race (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is calling on the state Republican Party to stop running a digital ad that accuses her of not prosecuting serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands after signing the documents at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 2:14 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the...
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FILE - This combination of June 1, 2018, file photos shows Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates from left, Democratic U.S. Sen Tina Smith and Republican Karin Housley. ( Star Tribune via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Karin Housley launched a campaign ad Friday that invokes her husband's hockey celebrity as she tries to close the gap in her race with Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. The ad, which is set in a hockey rink, features Housley speaking to the camera about learning the...
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