Posts Tagged Government and politics

UEFA chief Platini warns of rising extremism, hooliganism

UEFA President Michel Platini waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini has warned that nationalism and hooliganism is threatening European soccer.

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Horse racing season begins with new push for slots at tracks

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Another season of thoroughbred racing is beginning at Fairmount Park in southwestern Illinois, where racetrack officials hope a change in the governor’s office may bring an expansion of gambling.

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AP Source: Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike

Princeton forward Leslie Robinson (45) reacts to an official's call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Green Bay in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in College Park, Md. Robinson is the niece of President Barack Obama, who was in attendance at the game. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A threat against President Barack Obama’s niece, a player on Princeton’s women’s basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament game at Maryland, said a person familiar with the situation says

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Sao Paulo decision to come after release of Olympic schedule

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo will not be able to guarantee its participation in the Olympic football tournament by the time the match schedule must be completed next week, local officials said Monday.

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MMA star Ronda Rousey joins lobbying effort in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lobbyists trying to make New York legalize mixed martial arts have brought their serious celebrity muscle in women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who’s in Albany between appearances on network television in Manhattan.

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