Posts Tagged Government and politics

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings

Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The NHL postponed Wednesday night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa.

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Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week’s dispute over a soccer match.

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Biloxi stadium will have seating for 6,000

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Biloxi City Council has authorized spending $418,000 for about 2,000 seats initially removed from plans for a new minor league baseball park.

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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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