Posts Tagged Government and politics

Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States, right, pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.

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Harris County executive to present Astrodome plan

HOUSTON (AP) — The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world’s largest indoor park.

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Former FBI director Freeh injured in car crash

In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, former FBI director Louis Freeh, speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Freeh was airlifted to a hospital Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, after a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said. State police said Freeh was taken by helicopter to a New Hampshire hospital with serious injuries following the crash in Barnard, a small town about 90 miles northwest of Boston. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Former FBI director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said.

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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

Director Spike Lee takes a picture of a black St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap on top of Michael Brown's casket on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, during the funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several civil rights leaders and celebrities were among thousands of mourners who turned out for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri.

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Del Potro denies tax evasion in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro denies he has committed tax evasion in his native Argentina.

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