Posts Tagged Government and politics

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations.

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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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US aids Michigan State to build better robofish

In a  Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 photo provided by Michigan State University, an early prototype of Xiaobo Tan's robotic fish, called Grace, swims in a tank in his lab. Grace, for Gliding Robot Ace., is designed to track and monitor Great Lakes aquatic life such as trout, sturgeon and walleye. The university’s College of Engineering announced Friday, Sept.. 26, 2014 that it is developing the robofish in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and has received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant for the work. (AP Photo/Michigan State University, G.L. Kohuth)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is using a $1 million federal grant to build a better robofish that can observe the feeding and migration habits of trout, walleye, sturgeon and other Great Lakes aquatic species.

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INFLUENCE GAME: Government takes on the Internet

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Skype or YouTube to move their content faster? That’s the question the FCC is tackling this fall after a record-setting 3.7 million people filed public comments on the subject, more than twice as many as those submitted to the regulatory agency after Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl. Wheeler, a former industry lobbyist and venture capitalist, says deal cutting between broadband providers and content sites might be OK so long as the agreement is “commercially reasonable” and companies disclose publicly how they prioritize Internet traffic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster?

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Professors urge override vote on NCAA legislation

A group of reform-minded college professors urged school presidents to overturn recently passed NCAA legislation that gave the five power conferences the freedom to operate with more autonomy.

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