Posts Tagged Social issues

Correction: Arab Museum-Little Syria story

DETROIT (AP) — In a story March 27 about a ‘Little Syria’ exhibit going to Ellis Island, The Associated Press, due to incorrect information from the Arab American National Museum, erroneously reported the date the exhibit will open. It opens Oct. 1, 2016, not Oct. 1 of this year.

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Just 7 more episodes of ‘Mad Men’ as its creator looks back

In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Matthew Weiner arrives at The Black And Red Ball In Celebration Of The Final Seven Episodes Of "Mad Men" in Los Angeles. The final episodes of "Mad Men," will begin on Sunday at 10 p.m. on AMC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Now, as if in the blink of an eye, the ’60s are waning as “Mad Men” nears the end of its glorious run.

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Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best’s son

An April 7, 1978 file photo showing Pele, left, and former Irish  soccer star George Best, smiling together during an awards luncheon for Pele in Los Angeles. Approaching the tenth anniversary of the death in November 2005, His son Calum is telling the full story of their turbulent father-son relationship for the first time. "Although he was on this pedestal of being this amazing, iconic footballer, which I will always be proud of, there's a darker side to it," he says. "My dad suffered from a drink problem, which meant we suffered, which meant our relationship suffered."(AP Photo/George Brich, File)

LONDON (AP) — There’s one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime.

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Racial quotas controversy re-emerges in South African sport

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s sports minister denied that he influenced the national cricket team to drop a white player and pick a black player in his place for the country’s World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand.

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Rowdy fans vs. noise famine at NCAA hockey regional sites

Quinnipiac forward Travis St. Denis, right, battles North Dakota forward Michael Parks along the boards during the third period during an NCAA college hockey game Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fargo, N.D. North Dakota won 4-1. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The NCAA wants to take home-ice advantage away from its regional hockey tournaments. Yet, the effort to secure neutral sites reveals an imbalance between an electrifying atmosphere and hundreds of empty seats.

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