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A tourist helicopter circles the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in New York. The statue is closed due to the government shutdown. President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 21, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...
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January 21, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Forces Network will broadcast the NFL's conference championship games on Sunday despite the federal government shutdown. There was some question about access to the games for the U.S. military after the AFN put a message on its Facebook page on Saturday that its...
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Clune Arena was empty two hours before the game as the Air Force Academy had canceled all athletic events due to a federal government shutdown on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the academy said both home and away events have been postponed. The academy's online sports calendar lists seven competitions that had been set for Saturday: men's and women's basketball games at Fresno State, men's and women's swimming at UNLV, men's hockey against Sacred Heart at the academy and men's gymnastics against Oklahoma at the academy. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 6:58 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL's conference playoff games on TV and radio. Games involving the Army and Navy men's...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, center, from Germany shakes hands with North Korea's Olympic Committee President and sports minister Kim Il Guk, left, and South Korea's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, right, as they arrive for the North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Pully near Lausanne, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A decision with regard to the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee, NOC, of North Korea at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 will be taken during this four-party meeting. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2010 file photo, WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon speaks to an audience during a WWE fan appreciation event in Hartford, Conn. WWE's 'Raw' set out to be a special kind of wrestling show from its birth on Jan. 11, 1993. "Welcome everyone, to Monday Night Raw!" McMahon bellowed. "We are live from New York City!" The WWE will celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Raw" on Jan. 22, 2018 at its original home of the Manhattan Center with some of the biggest stars in the company's history stopping by for a fight. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 20, 2018 - 10:51 am
The Rock told jabronis to know their role long before he traveled to Jumanji. Batista defended championships before he guarded the galaxy. Steve Austin left losers in his path with "Stone Cold" stunners instead of Skullbusters . Before the trio of WWE stars stretched into other entertainment...
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Members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame pose for a photo during a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
January 19, 2018 - 10:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates lived long enough to hear his name announced as a NASCAR Hall of Famer. Although he lost his battle with liver cancer five months after he was voted into the Hall, Yates was able to write his own acceptance speech for Friday night's ceremony. It was read by Dale...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host NFL Honors on Feb. 3, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show on NBC will take place at Northrop at the University of Minnesota. Riggle, who recently retired from the...
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Amir Johnson (5) attempts a shot in front of Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers won 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
January 19, 2018 - 2:36 am
Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O'Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They're not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year's All-Star Game...
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Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba (11) steals the ball from Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) as Lauri Markkanen also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
January 19, 2018 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA's new All-Star matchup. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, photo, pictures of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are seen on a sign during a rally for a peaceful Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Korean county of Pyeongchang. The letters read "Peace bobsleigh." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 17, 2018 - 8:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won't be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it's hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with what might be an Olympic first in ice hockey and a flamboyantly crowd-pleasing all-female cheering...
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