Posts Tagged Government and politics

SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

A man walks by dolls of the three official mascots, from left, Chumuro, Vichuon and Barame, of the the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success.

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Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court

In this March 31, 2014, file photo, former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds listens to a question during a news conference before the opening day baseball game between the Pirates and the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball’s career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

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Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn’t be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

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Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis memoirs

This book cover image released by Blue Rider Press shows "Forgetting to Be Afraid," by Wendy Davis. (AP Photo/Blue Rider Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir” (Penguin/Blue Rider Press), by Wendy Davis, and “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World” (Ballantine Books), by Kirsten Gillibrand

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