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Bill uses admissions tax to help pay for Hartford stadium

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The city of Hartford is hoping to pay off a planned minor league baseball stadium with proceeds from the state’s admission tax on tickets.

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SKA St. Petersburg beats Kazan to win KHL title

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.

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Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

In this photo dated Sept. 25, 2014 actor Tom Cruise drives a BMW covered with cameras during the shooting of a scene for Mission Impossible filmed in Rabat, Morocco. It has been a banner year for filming in Morocco with more money spent by foreign film productions in the country in 2014 than in the past five years put together, as it rides on its reputation for stability and exotic locales. (AP Photo/ Paul Schemm)

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — “QUIET!” The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

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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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