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Rupp Arena financing plan still in limbo

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaking to the media and local government officials  about federal transportation funding at the Montgomery County Commissioner's office in Dayton, Ohio. On the road in a tour bus this week, Foxx is urging Congress to quickly approve legislation to pay for highway and transit programs amid warnings that the U.S. government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could threaten to set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.  (AP Photo/Skip Peterson)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

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Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. A measure that the Ohio House approved last week clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees and can't unionize. The amendment, tucked into a high-stakes budget bill, responds to a National Labor Relations Board official’s recent ruling declaring full-scholarship players at Northwestern University employees and therefore eligible to unionize. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

President Barack Obama, stands with his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. Burwell would replace Kathleen Sebelius who announced her resignation Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abruptly on the spot as the new face of “Obamacare,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

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PG&E offers $250K reward in California grid attack

Gregg Lemler, vice president of transmission operations for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., listens to questions at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, April 10, 2014. PG&E offered a $250,000 reward on Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an attack nearly a year ago on phone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.

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