Posts Tagged Government and politics

40 years later, ‘Power Broker’ is standard reading

In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York. A generation of city planners and builders have come of age since Caro's 1,300-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "The Power Broker," was published 40 years ago. Celebrated for its exhaustive detail, controversial for its startling disclosures, Caro's book has been cited as inspiration for a new approach to urban planning _ more modest in scale, more focused on community involvement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro’s “The Power Broker.”

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Marshall sports ran 2013 deficit, WVU netted $4.2M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state legislative audit says Marshall University athletics ran a $749,800 deficit in 2013 and used $7.9 million subsidized by sources like state money and tuition.

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DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

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Olympic leaders to finalize Bach’s reform package

In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

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Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The nation’s four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA want to stop New Jersey’s plans to allow legal sports betting, just days before it’s due to start.

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