National governments

FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, June 12, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 12, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the former Stanford sailing coach's sentencing for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A former Stanford sailing coach who avoided prison time for his role in a college admissions scam says he is "ashamed" for bringing a "cloud...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo signs display lottery prizes in Chicago. A federal judge has ruled that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling and not to state lotteries as some had feared. The ruling, Monday, June 3, 2019, sets aside an opinion issued last year by the U.S. Justice Department that interpreted the 1961 Wire Act as applying to any form of gambling that crosses state lines. That raised concerns that states would lose their lotteries and the educational and other programs they fund. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam, File)
June 03, 2019 - 10:46 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some states feared would make online lottery activities including Powerball illegal and put the programs they fund at risk...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Semenya's lawyers say the Swiss supreme court has ordered track's governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations. The lawyers say Monday's, June 3, 2019, ruling allows Semenya to compete unrestricted in all female events. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 03, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF when the Swiss supreme court ordered athletics' governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations on Monday, raising the prospect of her competing at the world championships without having to take hormone suppressing...
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May 26, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not entitled to damages from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At issue were the accounting practices the team used to argue that the 2010 spill caused the team's revenues to fall. The Bucs had...
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May 24, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel. The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate...
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John Coates, left, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, right, attend a press conference Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Tokyo. A top Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please world sports federations that are concerned that organizers of next year’s Tokyo games might be cutting things that federations view as “essential.” (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 9:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — An Olympic official made a guarantee Thursday that will please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential." Many federations fear what happened at the 2016 Rio...
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May 17, 2019 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and "doctor shopping," the federal judge overseeing the case ruled. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their clients agreed to the 2013...
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May 17, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 20, 2016, file photo, Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg, right, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after he was charged with showering New York Police Department officials with tens of thousands of dollars in bribes, including vacations, prostitutes and home improvements so that he could use the NYPD as his private police force. On Monday, May 13, 2019, Reichberg was fined and sentenced to four years in prison. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A businessman described by prosecutors as the "gravitational center" of a conspiracy to bribe New York police officers in one of the worst scandals to hit the department in recent decades was sentenced to four years in prison Monday. Jeremy Reichberg, 45, was also fined $50,000 for...
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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)
May 02, 2019 - 7:12 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge sent an influential youth basketball coach to prison for the rest of his life on Thursday, saying he secretly collected sexual images of 440 boys and molested more than a dozen over a 20-year period. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams sentenced former Iowa...
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