Political issues

August 15, 2018 - 4:08 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's alumni magazine has opted for a positive message after the original issue addressing the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was scrapped by Interim President John Engler. The issue is the first since the former sports doctor was sentenced to...
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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 19, 2018 file photo Cleveland High School soccer player Mariano Barreras, of Rio Rancho, N.M., holds up a sign supporting the University of New Mexico men's soccer program, during the Board of Regents meeting in the Student Union, in Albuquerque, N.M. A New Mexico lawyer is asking a state judge to toss out a University of New Mexico decision to eliminate four sports over allegations the school violated the state's open meetings law. Attorney Maria Touchet filed a complaint Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in state district court and accused the school's board of regents of disregarding open meetings laws when it voted in July to cut men's soccer, men's and women's skiing and women's beach volleyball. (Greg Sorber /The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
August 10, 2018 - 4:05 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawyer wants a state judge to toss out a University of New Mexico's decision to eliminate four sports, claiming the school violated the state's open meetings law Maria Touchet of Albuquerque filed a complaint in state district court Friday, the latest in a saga...
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Herman Ouseley, chairman of English soccer anti-discrimination group entitled Kick It Out, poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press in London, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 10, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — So much still frustrates the man at the forefront of eradicating discrimination from English soccer. While teams are more diverse, there remains a distinct lack of black and ethnic minority coaches and executives in positions of power. The atmosphere at matches is not as toxic as 25...
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August 09, 2018 - 5:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on University of New Mexico proposal to eliminate sports (all times local): 3:05 p.m. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says he will take the University of New Mexico to court unless its board of regents reconsiders a decision to eliminate four sports...
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A steward runs after two people that invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 16, 2018 - 5:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final in Moscow have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. The protesters, members of the Pussy Riot punk collective, ran onto the pitch at Luzhniki Stadium dressed as police officers during the second half of Sunday's match...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University interim President John Engler will testify at a congressional hearing about changes since the Larry Nassar scandal. Engler will appear before a Senate subcommittee on July 24. His spokeswoman, Emily Guerrant, says the hearing is titled, "...
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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio attends a joint hearing on, "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 12. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Ohio "should have known" about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House's top Democrat said Thursday. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that GOP Rep. Jim Jordan...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. Former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee and former vice president of human resources Linda Tom tell The Columbus Dispatch they don’t remember receiving any complaints about the now-dead doctor, Strauss. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 5:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday defended an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring ex-college wrestlers' allegations of sexual abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity." Ryan, a Republican, also suggested the House Ethics Committee doesn't need to examine...
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In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, Brian Garrett speaks during an interview at his home in Powell, Ohio. Garrett says he was sexually assaulted by Dr. Richard Strauss in 1996. Strauss, who killed himself in 2005, joined Ohio State University in 1978 and was on the faculty and medical staff. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
July 06, 2018 - 8:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher. Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. "Dr. Jelly Paws." In...
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