Posts Tagged Government and politics

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-NZ prepare for final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 34 years since cricket’s notorious “underarm” incident, but in the sporting context memories of the incident have dimmed very little and the shadow it casts is no less.

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NC State’s Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity

North Carolina State's Cat Barber (12) drives around Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis (2) during the first half of NCAA college basketball game in this Dec. 30, 2014 file photo taken in Raleigh, N.C. Barber used an unexpected Sweet 16 berth to take a cutting remark at President Barack Obama. He was caught by TV cameras Saturday March 21, 2015 saying "What ... (is) wrong with Barack Obama" to his teammates in the locker room.  (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman, FILE)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — N.C. State’s Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama.

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FBI: Bomb components found in Tsarnaev’s family home

This undated forensics photograph made by the FBI, released by the U.S. Attorney's office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Boston, shows Massachusetts driver's licenses of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with Tamerlan Tsarnaev to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured more than 260 spectators in April 2013. Tamerlan died days after the bombing when he was wounded during a gun battle with police and run over by Dzhokhar as he escaped. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

BOSTON (AP) — A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.

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Hazards at Rio Olympic course: legal, political, ecological

A worker cuts the grass on the Olympic Golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes, has defended the city's controversial Olympic golf course, which has become a touchstone of criticism from environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings since the course was partially carved out of a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The golf course for the 2016 Olympics has been embroiled in legal wrangling since the day three years ago when American golf architect Gil Hanse won the design contest over other bidders including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

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Affordable housing plans detailed for Red Wings district

DETROIT (AP) — Plans for a residential and entertainment district featuring a new Detroit Red Wings arena include about 20 percent affordable housing units.

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