Government and politics

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Eric Godard, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Riley Cote (32) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. As Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Now a handful of years into retirement, Cote is a proponent of cannabis and its oils as an alternative to more addictive drugs commonly used by athletes to play through pain. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 15, 2018 - 5:35 pm
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino was given more time to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven current and former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption and misappropriating more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The seven were...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Loyola's Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt answers questions during a news conference for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Sister Jean is the winner of Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. The Catholic nun and longtime chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team became a celebrity last March as the Ramblers reached the NCAA Final Four. In August she celebrated her 99th birthday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 12, 2018 - 8:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials gathered to present Catholic nun and celebrated Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. WLS-TV reports Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner helped present the award Friday to the 99-year-old Schmidt for her work to...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gives a press conference at the end of the 133rd IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 12, 2018 - 5:49 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm's city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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October 11, 2018 - 1:20 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The owner of a Canadian trucking company involved in the fatal hockey team bus crash that killed 16 people has been charged. Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Wednesday that Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking is charged with non-compliance with federal...
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Buffalo Bills defensive backs coach John Butler reacts after a play against the Tennessee Titans during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 13-12. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
October 10, 2018 - 11:25 am
It's getting harder to gain an edge in daily fantasy football with more research tools and advanced statistics. Similar research processes lead many daily players to the same plays each given week. Last week, DailyRoto's Colin Drew won more than $250,000 using a lineup optimizer to identify pivots...
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FIEL - In this Aug. 24, 201, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, second from right, and Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, walk past the logo of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the Olympic flag arrival ceremony at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 09, 2018 - 9:07 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just released by the national government's Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend $25 billion to prepare the games...
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Prince Ali Bin Al–Hussein of Jordan, centre, answers a question from the Associated Press during the launch of the Association Football Development Programme Global (AFDP Global) London, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing soccer to Syrian refugees in Jordan. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 09, 2018 - 11:42 am
GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing soccer to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The prince detailed plans Tuesday for the Association Football Development Program Global to fund projects, donate equipment and...
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October 09, 2018 - 9:19 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star was the toast of the arena in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Tuesday...
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