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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler listens as he runs his first Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University board trustee Brian Mosallam is asking Engler to resign immediately. Mosallam released a statement Friday, June 15, saying the crisis on campus related to Larry Nassar will not settle until Engler steps down. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
June 15, 2018 - 10:59 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on calls for interim Michigan State University president John Engler to resign (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Interim Michigan State University President John Engler is not caving to calls from board trustees and legislators for him to resign. After two trustees...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo, fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium after the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Four years after the World Cup, Brazil’s massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums. Former governor Sergio Cabral has been arrested for embezzling public funds originally designated for construction. One of those was the renovation of the 79,000-seat stadium in Rio de Janeiro used for the World Cup final. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four years after the World Cup, Brazil's massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums. The privately owned arenas in Curitiba and Porto Alegre have gone through other problems, though, along with management disagreements. Here is an update on each of the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2009 file photo, President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in the East Room of the White House. President Donald Trump said he is thinking "very seriously" about pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though the Supreme Court vacated the boxing champion's conviction in 1971. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 08, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It's one of "thousands" of cases the president's team is...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke attends the "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 05, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing when he gave a speech to a National Hockey League team owned by a campaign contributor. The Office of Special Counsel said Zinke's June 2017 speech to the Vegas Golden Knights did not violate the Hatch...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. Vladimir Putin’s Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of the storms surrounding the Kremlin before Putin officially declares the tournament open June 14. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
June 05, 2018 - 7:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin's Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the turbulent situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. (Ron Jenkins/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. Rhonda Faehn, the former women's program director, is scheduled to appear. So is...
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El español Rafael Nadal devuelve frente al argentino Guido Pella durante el Abierto de Francia, el jueves 31 de mayo de 2018. (AP Foto/Michel Euler).
May 31, 2018 - 3:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — One has become one of tennis' biggest stars, the other a perennial underachiever. When Rafael Nadal takes on Richard Gasquet in the third round of the French Open, it will be a meeting between two old friends at Roland Garros. Both players are the same age — 31 — and have known each...
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May 29, 2018 - 10:25 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has invited human rights activists and media to make formal complaints if they cannot work freely at international soccer events. The world soccer body says it "reflects FIFA's expectations of third parties," including tournament organizers and member federations. The online...
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FILE - In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Banned former UEFA President and FIFA vice president Michel Platini says he is planning to return to soccer after Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed he was not being charged in an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing it was reported on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Since September 2015 Platini had the status of "between a witness and an accused person" in criminal proceedings opened against then-FIFA President Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
May 26, 2018 - 5:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Banned former UEFA President and FIFA vice president Michel Platini says he is planning to return to soccer after Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed he was not being charged in an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing. Platini says in a statement it's "the end of a long...
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New York Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, second from right, with the help of Kirsten John Foy, second from left, Northeast Regional Director of the National Action Network, holds a jersey with Colin Kaepernick's name on the back, during a rally of civil rights activists outside of the NFL’s headquarters, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. About 50 people gathered to protest the NFL’s new policy aimed at ending player protests during the playing of the national anthem in stadiums before games. Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, started the movement of taking a knee during the anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality two seasons ago. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo)
May 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights activists protested outside NFL headquarters Friday, calling on team owners to overturn their new national anthem policy and urging a boycott of the league and its sponsors. About 50 people gathered at the midtown Manhattan office building for a rally organized by...
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