Colter heading to Washington to discuss union idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group that is hoping college athletes will be able to unionize will be taking their message to Congress this week. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and National College Players Association President Ramogi Huma are scheduled to travel to...
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MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise

A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York...

MLB uses expanded replay 1st time, call confirmed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Major League Baseball has used expanded replay for the first time, and the umpire’s call was confirmed in a game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. Cubs manager Rick Renteria asked umpires to take another look after Jeff Samardzija...
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Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister

FILE – In this March 27, 2014 file photo, French President Francois Hollande, left, and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, right, wait for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, at the Chateau de Versailles, west of Paris. French President Francois...
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Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone

Applicants wait during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif. Monday marks this year’s open enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their applications. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Applicants...
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Obama backs Schatz over Hanabusa in Hawaii race

FILE – This Dec. 27, 2012 file photo shows Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Barack Obama is endorsing Schatz in his primary race against Hawaii Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. That’s according to a Democratic National Committee official, who...
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Nicole Richie bringing popular Web series to VH1

FILE – This Dec. 6, 2013 file photo shows TV personality and fashion designer Nicole Richie at the launch of SK Planet’s Styletag fashion app at Henri Bendel in New York. Richie’s #CandidlyNicole, based on her popular AOL web series, is coming to VH1 and will...

Hagel acts to improve POW-MIA accounting effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is shaking up the bureaucracy responsible for recovering and identifying the remains of U.S. war dead by collapsing it into a single office managed by a more senior Pentagon official. Hagel made the announcement Monday at a...

Jury: White officers falsely arrested black teen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury has found three white Pittsburgh officers falsely arrested a black art student but didn’t use excessive force on him. Jurors on Monday reached a split verdict in 22-year-old Jordan Miles’ federal civil rights lawsuit against officers...
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Mexico honors Octavo Paz 100 years after birth

Nobel Prize Literature Laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clezio, speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Le Clezio participated in the celebrations of the Centennial Anniversary of the birth of his friend,...