Government and politics

April 19, 2019 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week's federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Friday that Miller and Wade were not relevant to the bribery trial that starts Monday. The two coaches...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for the former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, April 18, 2019, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence the former Iowa youth basketball coach to 180 years in prison. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)/The Des Moines Register via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday Aug. 26, 2017, Crystal Palace's keeper Wayne Hennessey in action during the English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Selhurst Park in London. Goalkeeper Hennessey has been criticized by a disciplinary panel Tuesday April 16, 2019, for his lack of knowledge about fascism and Adolf Hitler.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)
April 16, 2019 - 11:17 am
Cleared by a disciplinary panel of performing a Nazi salute, a Premier League soccer player was still criticized for his lack of knowledge about fascism and Adolf Hitler. Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was described by a Football Association commission as having displayed "a very...
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April 16, 2019 - 10:47 am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating the police-involved shooting of a former high school wrestling champion following a domestic violence call. Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone tells the Tribune Review that state police are investigating the...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, Cloud Computing (2), ridden by Javier Castellano, left, wins 142nd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course as Classic Empire (5) with Julien Leparoux aboard takes second, in Baltimore. An engineering firm has determined the last historic section of Pimlico Race Course isn't safe, meaning almost 7,000 seats won't be available for the Preakness Stakes next month. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Jockey Club will hold a news conference Monday, April 15, 2019, about the closure of 6,670 seats in the Old Grandstand's open-air section.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 15, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 6,700 grandstand seats at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course are not safe, an engineering firm has determined, meaning roughly 18 percent of the historic track's seating capacity will be cordoned-off when it hosts one of America's premier horse races next month. Some city...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 14, 2019 - 3:59 pm
FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to enlarge the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams. After meeting with the emir of Kuwait and soccer officials, Infantino flew to Qatar to see Qatari leaders on Monday about...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gestures to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with Walton after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo,File)
April 12, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a...
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This rendering provided by the Indiana Pacers, shows renovations and expansion of the NBA basketball team's downtown arena in Indianapolis. The Pacers will stay in Indianapolis for 25 more years in a deal that includes $295 million in public subsidies. The Marion County Capital Improvement Board voted Friday, April 12, 2019, in favor of the agreement. (Indiana Pacers via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 5:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers will stay in Indianapolis for 25 more years in a deal approved Friday that includes $295 million in public subsidies for a renovation and expansion of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NBA team's downtown arena. The Marion County Capital Improvement Board's vote in...
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FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, Russia's Margarita Vasilyeva competes in the women's 10 km pursuit competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. Vasilyeva told state TV last month that despite having asthma, she refused to get permission to use an inhaler. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 12, 2019 - 4:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:57 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday gave the U.S. Justice Department two weeks to clarify its stance on laws regulating internet gambling after hearing arguments from New Hampshire officials in a case with potential implications for the future of state lotteries and the programs, often...
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