Posts Tagged Government and politics

Obamas to host White House celebration of gospel music

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 14 about a gospel music celebration at the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Loretta Lynch would be the first female U.S. attorney general. She would be the first black female attorney general.

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Court: World Series ticket scandal records should be public

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An appeals court ordered the St. Louis police department to turn over records of its internal investigation of a scandal involving several officers who gave friends and family members tickets to the 2006 World Series that had been confiscated from scalpers.

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Brazilian Anderson Silva hopes to compete in 2016 Olympics

In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, Brazil's Anderson Silva, right, throws a punch at Stephan Bonnar of the United States, during their light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Silva will meet with Brazilian taekwondo officials in hopes of competing in next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Silva expressed his desire Monday, April 13, 2015, to represent Brazil in the Olympics. Local taekwondo officials said they like the idea of having the MMA fighter on the team. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will meet with Brazilian taekwondo officials in hopes of competing in next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, despite facing a possible doping ban.

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Bill letting private school students play sports rejected

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators rejected Tuesday a bill allowing private school students to play sports at their local public school.

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Soccer franchise leaders approach Capitol for stadium help

Dr. Bill McGuire, owner of Minnesota United FC, leaves the governor's mansion Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn., after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton about building a new soccer stadium for the MLS franchise. (Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The business group behind a new Minnesota Major League Soccer franchise made a high-level pitch Tuesday to skeptical lawmakers for a stadium financing package reliant on city, county and state tax breaks.

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