Posts Tagged Government and politics

Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

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Congressmen urge NCAA to release Penn State papers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen Pennsylvania congressmen are demanding the NCAA release all documents related to a 2012 consent decree that required Penn State to pay $60 million and imposed a football bowl ban and other penalties over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

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Ruben Blades tangos his way to Latin Grammys

In this Jan. 19, 2013 file photo, Panama's salsa singer Ruben Blades performs during the 10th edition of the Panama Jazz Festival in Panama City. Blades is nominated for two Latin Grammys for his “Tangos.” album. He will also perform at the awards show on Nov. 20, 2014  in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruben Blades says he never imagined his CD “Tangos” would be nominated for a Latin Grammy.

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2 ex-mayors trade accusations of Rock Cats’ loss

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Two former mayors of New Britain are exchanging accusations over who’s at fault for the New Britain Rock Cats’ move to Hartford.

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Black golfer recognized for breaking barriers

In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo former PGA golfer Charlie Sifford sits in the dining room of his home in Brecksville, Ohio. Sifford, 92, the first black professional golfer to hold a PGA tour card, will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tiger Woods might not be a world famous athlete were it not for Charlie Sifford and other black golfers who took a stand in the 1950s against the racist policies that denied them their chance to compete in the sport they loved.

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