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IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:39

BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000- and 10,000-meters. Chinese website Tencent reported that Wang wrote a letter, signed by nine other members […]
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Testimony turns to cell tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:35

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a hearing enters a third day for the convicted killer at the center of popular podcast “Serial,” the focus of testimony has shifted away from an alibi witness toward cell tower data that defense attorneys contend was misleading. Prosecutors used cell tower data during the first trial of Adnan Syed, saying […]
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Testimony turns to cell tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:35

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a hearing enters a third day for the convicted killer at the center of popular podcast “Serial,” the focus of testimony has shifted away from an alibi witness toward cell tower data that defense attorneys contend was misleading. Prosecutors used cell tower data during the first trial of Adnan Syed, saying […]
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The Latest: Sweden says UN statement has no legal effect

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:20

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel’s determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Britain’s Foreign Office has rejected the United Nations panel’s finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. Officials said in a statement Friday morning that Britain will formally contest […]
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The Latest: Sweden says UN statement has no legal effect

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:20

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel’s determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Britain’s Foreign Office has rejected the United Nations panel’s finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. Officials said in a statement Friday morning that Britain will formally contest […]
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Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare. Hemmed in by a grim economic reality and tough-talking bailout creditors, the leftwing-led government in Athens is now attempting the seemingly impossible: to […]
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Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare. Hemmed in by a grim economic reality and tough-talking bailout creditors, the leftwing-led government in Athens is now attempting the seemingly impossible: to […]
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Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. And like seventh-grader Nicole Lovell, the 19-year-old Virginia Tech student had endured health challenges, though Keepers’ were of the emotional variety: suicidal thoughts, cutting herself, stress and anxiety that […]
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Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. And like seventh-grader Nicole Lovell, the 19-year-old Virginia Tech student had endured health challenges, though Keepers’ were of the emotional variety: suicidal thoughts, cutting herself, stress and anxiety that […]
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Activists: Syrian government closes in on Daraa

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:13

BEIRUT (AP) — A Britain-based monitoring group reports that the Syrian Army and allied militias have retaken a town at the doorstep of Daraa, a contested city that lies between Damascus and the Jordan border. The conquest opens several supply routes to Daraa, which is divided between government and opposition fighters, the Syrian Observatory for […]
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Activists: Syrian government closes in on Daraa

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:13

BEIRUT (AP) — A Britain-based monitoring group reports that the Syrian Army and allied militias have retaken a town at the doorstep of Daraa, a contested city that lies between Damascus and the Jordan border. The conquest opens several supply routes to Daraa, which is divided between government and opposition fighters, the Syrian Observatory for […]
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Japan to deport star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:05

TOKYO (AP) — The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village is to be deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred his entry and he was held in detention for more than two weeks. Ric O’Barry’s lawyer and his son, Lincoln O’Barry, said […]
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Japan to deport star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:05

TOKYO (AP) — The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village is to be deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred his entry and he was held in detention for more than two weeks. Ric O’Barry’s lawyer and his son, Lincoln O’Barry, said […]
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Super Bowl ads go for the safety

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:48

NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will showcase Steven Tyler’s high range on “Dream On,” Budweiser is enlisting Helen Mirren to chide drunk drivers, and Audi will […]
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Super Bowl ads go for the safety

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:48

NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will showcase Steven Tyler’s high range on “Dream On,” Budweiser is enlisting Helen Mirren to chide drunk drivers, and Audi will […]
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Pakistan commemorates ‘Kashmir Day’

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:43

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for resolution of lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with the U.N. Security Council resolution, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to implement its own resolutions. Sharif spoke to lawmakers Friday in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir as […]
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Pakistan commemorates ‘Kashmir Day’

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:43

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for resolution of lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with the U.N. Security Council resolution, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to implement its own resolutions. Sharif spoke to lawmakers Friday in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir as […]
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Experts say launch won’t bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:35

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch. Whatever […]
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Experts say launch won’t bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:35

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch. Whatever […]
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UN panel: Assange detained arbitrarily, should be freed

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:27

GENEVA (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden since December 2010, and should be freed and compensated, a U.N. human rights panel says. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which falls under the offices of the U.N. human rights chief, made the call in an 18-page document […]
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