Posts Tagged Government and politics

Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

In this April 2014 file photo, Actor Jon Hamm, of television's "Mad Men," is shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Center in New York.   President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" to help fight campus sexual assault. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.

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Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini is going to keep his luxury watch, even though FIFA wants him to give it back.

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Alonso beats Mercedes at opening Singapore session

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his car into the pit lane during the first practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks.

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Artist says tax case shows China’s dark side

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Chinese outspoken artist Ai Weiwei speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. China’s best-known artist dissident Ai blasted his country’s Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country’s Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.

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F1 changes radio ban after team concerns

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany returns to the garage during the first practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.

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