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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A top New Jersey lawmaker, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, urged all 50 states on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation, calling it "extortion" for leagues to demand money for hosting honest games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to...
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A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 16, 2018 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered this week's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events. But the Trump administration opposed the...
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A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 15, 2018 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events. But the Trump administration opposed the outcome...
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May 14, 2018 - 3:01 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Whatever the odds were, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bet on legalized sports wagering paid off. The Supreme Court's decision to allow sports betting in New Jersey and other states gives the former Republican governor a long-sought victory and a chance to redefine his...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, April 12, 2018, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the annual conference of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Speaking about the upcoming vote to name the host country for the 2026 World Cup, Infantino insists he is impartial. (AP Photo/Martin Ruggiero, FILE)
April 26, 2018 - 1:07 pm
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he retains "full confidence" in secretary general Fatma Samoura after an attempt to embroil her in an ethics investigation. Samoura has expressed irritation at "totally ridiculous and baseless" claims she broke FIFA rules by not declaring an...
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Protesters demonstrate in front of a courthouse during a hearing for rapper Meek Mill, Monday April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. The city's district attorney says Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial. The announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail. Philadelphia-born Mill was sentenced in November 2017 to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 24, 2018 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on rapper Meek Mill's release from jail on bail (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Newly freed rapper Meek Mill has rung the ceremonial bell before the start of Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat playoff series in Philadelphia. Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin posted...
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April 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
KINGS PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A former U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer player has filed a $5 million claim against the federal government amid an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing involving former team members. Newsday reports Sunday that a lawyer filed the claim this...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2011, file photo, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, right, meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, center, in Durban, South Africa, ahead the opening ceremony for the 123rd IOC session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal-Pool, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a...
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In this image provided by the Conway (Ark.) Police Department, Robert Rook is seen in this June 3, 2016, photo. An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving. Rook was allowed to keep his family practice open, so long as he’s chaperoned, despite facing multiple criminal charges for rape. Prosecutors subsequently downgraded the charges to more than 20 counts of sexual assault in the second- and third-degree, charges for which Rook says he is innocent. (Conway Police Department via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California's medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fingers into the woman's vagina and exposed his erect penis. The second time, the board claimed, he told a patient...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a...
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