Posts Tagged Government and politics

Japanese lawmaker, martial artists in North Korea

Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, center, arrives at the Sunan International Airport, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sapp is participating in a two-day martial arts extravaganza in Pyongyang over the weekend organized by Japanese pro-wrestler turned politician Kanji "Antonio" Inoki in an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Led by a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world — including a former NFL lineman — arrived in North Korea on Thursday to put on a series of exhibition matches this weekend.

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Michigan House OKs measure allowing wolf hunting

This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a gray wolf. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, the Michigan House cleared the way for an appointed panel to decide whether to allow continued hunting of the resurgent gray wolf, instead of leaving the matter up to the state's voters. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House cleared the way Wednesday for an appointed panel to decide whether to allow continued hunting of the resurgent gray wolf, instead of leaving the matter up to the state’s voters.

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‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer speaks in front of images from security video and an enlargement of an airsoft pistol used in the robbery of a Wendy's restaurant on Tuesday, during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the “Cops” television show who was embedded with Omaha police, was killed on Tuesday during an armed robbery at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. The armed robber was shot and died as well. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show “Cops” as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

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Drone with camera spotted over Panthers stadium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game.

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Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States, right, pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.

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