Posts Tagged Government and politics

Author tells story of wild ride of Benny Binion

This book cover image released by Viking shows "Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker," by Doug J. Swanson. (AP Photo/Viking)

“Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker” (Viking), by Doug J. Swanson

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US diver Bonuchi banned for using amphetamines

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming’s governing body says it has banned American diver David Bonuchi for two years for taking a banned stimulant at the 2013 world championships.

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Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults

U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, at the Air Force Academy campus, near Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014. Air Force Academy leaders are asking coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults by talking with athletes about the issue. Commanders also said Wednesday they expect an upcoming review of the athletic department to show whether it has a "negative culture," a term the service often uses to describe an atmosphere conducive to sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy said Wednesday that she has told athletic coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults, pulling them into the yearslong campaign at the school to stem abuse.

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