Lobbying

Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) argues a strike call with umpire Phil Cuzzi (10) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 14, 2018 - 8:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist figured plate umpire Phil Cuzzi was going to give him the boot regardless, so the Chicago Cubs veteran didn't hold back during his first career ejection. Zobrist told Cuzzi he would prefer an "electronic strike zone" before being ejected in the eighth inning of Chicago's...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2011, file photo, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, right, meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, center, in Durban, South Africa, ahead the opening ceremony for the 123rd IOC session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal-Pool, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:46 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is criticizing Michigan State University's interim president, saying he needs to work with the girls and women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports the Olympic gold medalist criticized John...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states are considering legalizing sports gambling if the Supreme Court overturns a federal law that has banned sports books in all but Nevada and three other states since 1992. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 20, 2018 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to get in on the action, and professional leagues and casino interests are lobbying against each other for the biggest...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, surrounded by members of congress and supporters, speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. The new tax law ends a benefit long prized by business for schmoozing with customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in big glitzy boxes at sports stadiums, or even at minor league games in small towns with loyal company backers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 17, 2018 - 5:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing? The new tax law ends a benefit prized by business for impressing customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in the pricey boxes at sports stadiums, or even at Double-A baseball games in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Right in the midst of the Pyeongchang Games, with hardly enough time for Larry Nassar to settle into the prison cell where he'll be spending the rest of his life, we got another report detailing horrific abuse and shameful cover-ups within one of the most high-profile summer sports. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
February 27, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy abuse...
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February 27, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on legislation stemming from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Michigan legislation that stems from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal is moving forward in the Legislature. A state Senate committee unanimously passed the bills...
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Kentucky GOP House Speaker Jeff Hoover attends annual ethics and anti-sexual harassment training for the state legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover has temporarily stepped aside from his duties while the Legislative Ethics Commission investigates a sexual harassment settlement he signed with a woman who once worked in his office. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
January 03, 2018 - 11:55 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One day after the Kentucky House speaker temporarily ceded power in the aftermath of a secret sexual harassment settlement, he and his colleagues are attending mandatory training aimed at curbing the problem. Jeff Hoover had announced he would resign as speaker two months ago...
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In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 photo, the Security Council votes on a resolution concerning Jerusalem's status at United Nations headquarters. The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that showed the depth of global opposition to the U.S. move. (Kim Haughton/United Nations via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 1:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions on Thursday in favor of a nonbinding resolution declaring President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "null and void," a smaller margin than the Palestinians hoped for but also a rebuke to the...
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This April 8, 2017 photo shows Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade (3) watches game action from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. Players in Miami, Cleveland and Oklahoma City are making it clear that they’d love to team up with Wade. The soon-to-be former Chicago guard becomes a free agent later this week, once his buyout with the Bulls becomes official. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 25, 2017 - 7:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Teams cannot officially start pursuing Dwyane Wade yet, because that would be tampering. The same rules don't apply to players. So on Monday, even though Wade's agreed-upon buyout deal with the Chicago Bulls has not yet become official, plenty of his NBA colleagues — particularly those...
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