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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells reporters the NFL team owners have reached agreement on a new league policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 24, 2018 - 12:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper. Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The United States pulled out of the pact earlier this month, and wants...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The panel that oversees North Carolina's public universities is changing leadership. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday elected Greenville businessman Harry Smith as chairman. Smith is replacing Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette Jr., who...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives are investigating an allegation the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text message exchange with a former employee. Hilary Sargent, a former editor for, tweeted a screenshot of an undated text exchange she said occurred between her and...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:28 pm
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have charged a baby sitter with the death of a 7-month-old boy. Cleveland County deputies told news outlets that 24-year-old Garrett Clay Fredrick of Kings Mountain has been charged with first-degree murder. Deputies say Fredrick was...
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FILE - This Aug. 25, 2017 file booking photo provided by Gallatin County, Mont., shows U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman, Mont. Executive Director Nancy Keenan is asking for a congressional investigation into whether Republican Gianforte lied to the police and the public about his attack of a reporter last year. (Gallatin County via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:11 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy...
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FILE - This May 7, 2018, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. The demolition happened Thursday at the site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast. The planned closing was previously announced by leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next month. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via A, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:07 pm
PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Syria's Ministry of Transport says Syria's flagship airline is resuming flights between the coastal city of Latakia and the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah. Ali Hamoud says Syrian Air will operate one round-trip...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday, May 24, 2018, morning after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices as investors respond to reports the nations of OPEC may start producing more oil. Car...
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