Posts Tagged Government and politics

SKA St. Petersburg beats Kazan to win KHL title

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.

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5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino’s book

In this Jan. 16. 2009, file photo, then-White House press secretary Dana Perino says goodbye to reporters during her final appearance in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel. Here are five tidbits from "And the Good News Is ...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side," which goes on sale Tuesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush’s spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of “The Five” on Fox News Channel.

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Senate congratulates Friars on first NCAA championship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has officially congratulated the Providence College men’s ice hockey team on its first national title.

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IOC chief Bach praises Paris as 2024 Olympics candidate

People take a selfie with Francois Hollande, center, President of France, on the bank of the Geneva Lake during a visit, in Lausanne Switzerland, Thursday, April 16, 2015. French President Francois Hollande attends a two-day official visit in Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach praised Paris as an “exemplary” potential candidate to host the 2024 Olympics after meeting with French President Francois Hollande on Thursday.

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37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

Rowing athletes Diego Nazario, back, and Emanuel Dantas Borges, train in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, surrounded by dead small silvery fish, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Rio de Janeiro's waste management company is still cleaning up dead fish after a die-off at a lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games. Fish die-offs are a frequent occurrence in Rio's waterways, which are filled with raw sewage and garbage. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in a Rio de Janeiro lake that’s slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off.

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