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APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:56

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows. The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is looking into gender bias allegations […]
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APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:56

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows. The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is looking into gender bias allegations […]
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Florida man gets prison for defrauding investors of $3.3M

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say a Florida man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for defrauding over 70 investors of $3.3 million. U.S. Attorney Robert Capers announced Friday that 54-year-old Cecil Speight, of West Palm Beach, had been sentenced late Wednesday. Speight had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit […]
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Florida man gets prison for defrauding investors of $3.3M

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say a Florida man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for defrauding over 70 investors of $3.3 million. U.S. Attorney Robert Capers announced Friday that 54-year-old Cecil Speight, of West Palm Beach, had been sentenced late Wednesday. Speight had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit […]
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Emergency sentencing for court gunman’s widow

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:42

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has hastily ordered the emergency sentencing of the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse. According to online court records, the judge was to sentence 69-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz on Friday afternoon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Attorneys said in […]
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Emergency sentencing for court gunman’s widow

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:42

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has hastily ordered the emergency sentencing of the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse. According to online court records, the judge was to sentence 69-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz on Friday afternoon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Attorneys said in […]
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Q&A: Shatner boldly goes into Nimoy friendship in new memoir

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner’s office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you’d expect from someone who’s served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon. There are framed awards, art pieces, posters for Montreal sports teams and covers of his past books. Shatner’s latest memoir, “Leonard: My […]
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Q&A: Shatner boldly goes into Nimoy friendship in new memoir

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner’s office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you’d expect from someone who’s served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon. There are framed awards, art pieces, posters for Montreal sports teams and covers of his past books. Shatner’s latest memoir, “Leonard: My […]
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Black Democrats question Sanders’ commitment to Obama

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:39

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders’ push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama’s legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation’s first black president. Clinton sought solidarity with Obama at every turn during Thursday’s debate in Milwaukee, referring […]
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Black Democrats question Sanders’ commitment to Obama

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:39

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders’ push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama’s legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation’s first black president. Clinton sought solidarity with Obama at every turn during Thursday’s debate in Milwaukee, referring […]
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Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine’s Day massacre

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:33

CHICAGO (AP) — Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago’s most infamous gangland killing. The reports were recently unearthed with inquest transcripts from a warehouse after eight decades, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office is now considering how […]
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Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine’s Day massacre

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:33

CHICAGO (AP) — Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago’s most infamous gangland killing. The reports were recently unearthed with inquest transcripts from a warehouse after eight decades, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office is now considering how […]
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Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:24

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s health minister said Friday that authorities were “absolutely sure” that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms. Marcelo Castro made the remarks during an interview with The Associated Press […]
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Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:24

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s health minister said Friday that authorities were “absolutely sure” that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms. Marcelo Castro made the remarks during an interview with The Associated Press […]
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Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. Scientists traveled from remote villages in Peru to a large Brazilian city to begin tracking the effects of urbanization on the diversity […]
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Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. Scientists traveled from remote villages in Peru to a large Brazilian city to begin tracking the effects of urbanization on the diversity […]
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Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to kick off in Denver in 2017

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:15

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has announced that Denver will be the place where it tests its upcoming “Frozen” musical. Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. It is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its […]
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Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to kick off in Denver in 2017

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:15

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has announced that Denver will be the place where it tests its upcoming “Frozen” musical. Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. It is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its […]
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Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

NBA - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:06

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn’t necessary. But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on U.S. pollution tests, eventually agreed to the recall, according to documents […]
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Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:06

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn’t necessary. But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on U.S. pollution tests, eventually agreed to the recall, according to documents […]
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