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Grand jury investigating Oklahoma executions delivers report

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:13

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A special grand jury investigating three botched execution attempts in Oklahoma has delivered a 106-page report to a judge. Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason thanked the grand jury Thursday for its work and said Oklahomans “need to know somebody has been looking at the monkey business that’s been going on […]
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Grand jury investigating Oklahoma executions delivers report

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:13

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A special grand jury investigating three botched execution attempts in Oklahoma has delivered a 106-page report to a judge. Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason thanked the grand jury Thursday for its work and said Oklahomans “need to know somebody has been looking at the monkey business that’s been going on […]
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Joint effort on Florida mental hospitals wins APME honors

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:10

NEW YORK (AP) — A joint effort of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Tampa Bay Times to expose treacherous and violent conditions in Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals has won top honors in the 2016 Associated Press Media Editors Innovation in Journalism Awards. The work — titled “Insane. Invisible. In danger.” — won the Public Service Award […]
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Joint effort on Florida mental hospitals wins APME honors

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:10

NEW YORK (AP) — A joint effort of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Tampa Bay Times to expose treacherous and violent conditions in Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals has won top honors in the 2016 Associated Press Media Editors Innovation in Journalism Awards. The work — titled “Insane. Invisible. In danger.” — won the Public Service Award […]
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:03

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped on Thursday as investors get used to idea that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates next month. Major indexes fell from the start of trading, following European markets sharply lower, with banks and industrial companies hit the hardest. By the close, Goldman Sachs had dropped 3 percent and […]
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:03

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped on Thursday as investors get used to idea that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates next month. Major indexes fell from the start of trading, following European markets sharply lower, with banks and industrial companies hit the hardest. By the close, Goldman Sachs had dropped 3 percent and […]
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Former lawyer who survived suicide attempt is sentenced

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:01

NEW YORK (AP) — A one-time corporate lawyer who cheated friends and relatives of life savings in a Ponzi scheme and then tried to kill himself has been sentenced in New York to five years in prison. Charles Bennett was sentenced Thursday. His crime was revealed when he wrote a long suicide note and jumped […]
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Former lawyer who survived suicide attempt is sentenced

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:01

NEW YORK (AP) — A one-time corporate lawyer who cheated friends and relatives of life savings in a Ponzi scheme and then tried to kill himself has been sentenced in New York to five years in prison. Charles Bennett was sentenced Thursday. His crime was revealed when he wrote a long suicide note and jumped […]
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Trump, Clinton speeches to highlight US divisions on guns

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:58

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the nation’s deep divide on the topic. Trump and other top Republicans will speak at the National Rifle Association convention Friday in Louisville, where organizers are trying to unite gun-rights […]
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Trump, Clinton speeches to highlight US divisions on guns

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:58

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the nation’s deep divide on the topic. Trump and other top Republicans will speak at the National Rifle Association convention Friday in Louisville, where organizers are trying to unite gun-rights […]
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Kaka again tops MLS salary list, followed by Giovinco

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:56

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Kaka remains Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player at just over $7 million, and American goalkeeper Tim Howard will earn slightly more than $2.5 million in his return to the league. Kaka, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star, is earning a base salary of $6.6 million from Orlando City, according […]
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Kaka again tops MLS salary list, followed by Giovinco

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:56

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Kaka remains Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player at just over $7 million, and American goalkeeper Tim Howard will earn slightly more than $2.5 million in his return to the league. Kaka, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star, is earning a base salary of $6.6 million from Orlando City, according […]
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Capitol Hill Buzz: NFL returns money used to honor troops

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Thursday that they’ve scored a touchdown for taxpayers after the National Football League informed them that it is refunding more than $700,000 paid by the Defense Department to NFL clubs to honor military service members at league games and events. Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake had […]
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Capitol Hill Buzz: NFL returns money used to honor troops

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Thursday that they’ve scored a touchdown for taxpayers after the National Football League informed them that it is refunding more than $700,000 paid by the Defense Department to NFL clubs to honor military service members at league games and events. Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake had […]
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Louisiana lawmaker’s stripper weight ‘joke’ draws rebukes

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:51

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have called on their colleague to apologize for suggesting on the House floor that strippers should be in their 20s and no more than 160 pounds. Republican Rep. Kenny Havard provoked outrage Wednesday when he briefly proposed the amendment to an anti-human-trafficking bill aimed at blocking strip clubs […]
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Louisiana lawmaker’s stripper weight ‘joke’ draws rebukes

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:51

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have called on their colleague to apologize for suggesting on the House floor that strippers should be in their 20s and no more than 160 pounds. Republican Rep. Kenny Havard provoked outrage Wednesday when he briefly proposed the amendment to an anti-human-trafficking bill aimed at blocking strip clubs […]
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Lake Mead shrinks to record low amid ongoing Western drought

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:50

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The surface level at Lake Mead has dropped as planned to historic low levels, and federal water managers said Thursday the vast Colorado River reservoir is expected to continue to shrink amid ongoing drought. The closely controlled and measured lake shrunk Wednesday to its lowest point since Hoover Dam was completed […]
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Lake Mead shrinks to record low amid ongoing Western drought

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:50

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The surface level at Lake Mead has dropped as planned to historic low levels, and federal water managers said Thursday the vast Colorado River reservoir is expected to continue to shrink amid ongoing drought. The closely controlled and measured lake shrunk Wednesday to its lowest point since Hoover Dam was completed […]
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Dominican agency: 2 new deaths from Zika-related syndrome

NBA - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:50

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Thursday reported two new deaths from a paralyzing disorder linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is spreading through the hemisphere. In its latest weekly update, the health ministry’s epidemiological office added to the four previously reported deaths from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare illness of […]
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Dominican agency: 2 new deaths from Zika-related syndrome

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:50

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Thursday reported two new deaths from a paralyzing disorder linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is spreading through the hemisphere. In its latest weekly update, the health ministry’s epidemiological office added to the four previously reported deaths from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare illness of […]
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