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Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:08

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace — if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys. Tilden’s athletic accomplishments are hard to overstate. He became the first American to win Wimbledon […]
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Republican donors deny Cruz, Kasich needed funds, data show

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential hopefuls sticking it out to keep him from the nomination. Yet such a financial cavalry never arrived for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ignoring their impassioned pleas for financial help. Donors who gave as much as […]
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Republican donors deny Cruz, Kasich needed funds, data show

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential hopefuls sticking it out to keep him from the nomination. Yet such a financial cavalry never arrived for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ignoring their impassioned pleas for financial help. Donors who gave as much as […]
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Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:50

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ […]
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Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:50

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ […]
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Family of man killed in police shooting leery of grand jury

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:49

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck said they are “leery” of a local prosecutor’s decision to present the case to a grand jury. The family of Corey Jones issued a statement Wednesday, saying that […]
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Family of man killed in police shooting leery of grand jury

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:49

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck said they are “leery” of a local prosecutor’s decision to present the case to a grand jury. The family of Corey Jones issued a statement Wednesday, saying that […]
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Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs. The move is part of an effort the Obama administration is undertaking to enroll an additional 2 million people into repayment programs such as the Pay As You […]
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Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs. The move is part of an effort the Obama administration is undertaking to enroll an additional 2 million people into repayment programs such as the Pay As You […]
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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:45

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama’s health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law’s coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they’re setting the stage for 2017 […]
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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:45

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama’s health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law’s coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they’re setting the stage for 2017 […]
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Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:41

BEIJING (AP) — A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk, Fu Hou, who died in 2012 at age 94 after spending most of his life at the Chongfu Temple on a hill in […]
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Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:41

BEIJING (AP) — A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk, Fu Hou, who died in 2012 at age 94 after spending most of his life at the Chongfu Temple on a hill in […]
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Video shows British family getting attacked in Thailand

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:40

BANGKOK (AP) — An elderly British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country’s image as a welcoming tourist paradise. Police said Thursday they have arrested three alleged attackers and are looking for one more. A video of the attack was captured by […]
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Video shows British family getting attacked in Thailand

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:40

BANGKOK (AP) — An elderly British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country’s image as a welcoming tourist paradise. Police said Thursday they have arrested three alleged attackers and are looking for one more. A video of the attack was captured by […]
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Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process. It was the move of a candidate desperate to block Donald Trump, a […]
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Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process. It was the move of a candidate desperate to block Donald Trump, a […]
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Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does its stand?

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there’s no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety. The administration has already transferred almost $600 million of […]
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Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does its stand?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there’s no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety. The administration has already transferred almost $600 million of […]
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Warriors reach second round with MVP Stephen Curry sidelined

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:37

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Perhaps a corny catchphrase to some, those three words really resonate with the Golden State Warriors: “Strength in Numbers.” They are bought into this mantra, all right. Now more so than ever with Stephen Curry on the sidelines. Poll a few Warriors and they surely will bring up the defending champions’ […]
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