Supreme courts

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Therese Duenas counts money as she takes bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Jersey has challenged the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, the 1992 law forbidding all but Nevada and three other states from authorizing gambling on college and professional sports. Only Nevada offers betting on single games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 01, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As the push to legalize sports gambling in the U.S. nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could face another hurdle: Attracting younger players used to online fantasy sports. The explosion in popularity of daily fantasy sports has...
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March 01, 2018 - 11:03 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court has batted down challenges to key parts of a law that environmentalists say has contributed to increasing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. The 2012 law included an amnesty for illegal deforestation that occurred before July 2008, including releasing...
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A Broward County Sheriff's Office deputy removes police tape from a makeshift memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:02 am
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February 17, 2018 - 3:06 am
Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1968, the original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located on the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts, was opened to the public. On...
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February 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1968, the original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located on the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts, was opened to the public. On...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:41 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christopher J. Ferguson, Stetson University (THE CONVERSATION) In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school, a familiar trope has reemerged:...
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February 15, 2018 - 1:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is "unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam," a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the policy. In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Barry Bennell shook his head and muttered to himself as the final guilty verdicts were read out, seemingly unrepentant until the end. In a harrowing court case lasting nearly five weeks, the former soccer coach had forced a group of men to detail the sexual abuse they...
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February 14, 2018 - 8:16 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The jury in the trial of former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell will not deliberate on Wednesday after a juror fell ill. The trial at Liverpool Crown Court in northwest England will resume on Thursday if the juror is deemed healthy enough. Bennell was found guilty...
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FILE - In this April 28, 1967 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is escorted from the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston by Lt. Col. J. Edwin McKee, commandant of the station, after Ali refused Army induction. Ali never spent a day in prison for his actions even though he was sentenced to serve five years for draft evasion before the Supreme Court overturned his case on a technicality. But many black athletes have paid when taking a stand, or a knee, for speaking out for social or political change. Ali lost the heavyweight title and spent three years in forced exile from the ring. (AP Photo/File)
February 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States. So he embarked on a grand tour to make some money before his fighting days...
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