AMA says cheerleading should be designated a sport

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Medical Association is putting its weight behind designating cheerleading as a sport. The nation’s largest doctors’ group adopted that as policy Monday at its annual meeting in Chicago. AMA members say cheerleading is as rigorous as...
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Brazil grapples with joy, frustration of World Cup

Boys watch as another boy practices his soccer bicycle kicks at a Rio de Janeiro slum, Brazi, Monday, June 9, 2014. The 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Boys...
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Tyson wins bidding war to gobble up Hillshire

FILE – This file photo combo shows a package of frozen Tyson Chicken Nuggets, left, and a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, in Palo Alto, Calif. Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war for Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot...
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Prosecutor: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn’t slept

FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, comedian Tracy Morgan performs at “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” a celebration of Murphy’s career at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Morgan is recovering but is expected to remain hospitalized for several...

NBC to argue for dismissal of Zimmerman lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge in George Zimmerman’s defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is set to hear arguments on a request by the media company to dismiss the case. A hearing has been set for June 19. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of...
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Microsoft teases new ‘Crackdown,’ ‘Halo’ at E3

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, presents a fresh installment of the open-world romp “Crackdown,” for the Xbox One, during a presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern...

Ohio Auditor Offers Guidance For Phoned Town Halls

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s auditor is offering guidance to public officials who want to conduct telephone town halls using taxpayer money. The suggestions from Auditor Dave Yost follow an attorney general opinion issued earlier this year that allowed the state treasurer...

Ohio Woman’s 100th Birthday Wish: Doing Yard Work

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who turned 100 on Monday had just one wish for her birthday: She wanted to do some yard work and smell fresh-cut grass. Trudy Price got her wish with the help of the grounds crew at Bowling Green State University. The Bowling Green woman...

Eastern League

___ Reading 8, Richmond 5 Binghamton at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Akron, 5:35 p.m., 1st game New Hampshire at Bowie, 6:35 p.m. Portland at Altoona, 7 p.m. New Britain at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Harrisburg at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Richmond at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Akron, 8:05...

Portland Polarized By Vote On Sale Of Tiny Park

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Less than a year after legalizing marijuana, Portland residents are going to the polls again to settle a squabble over a half-acre park that evolved into a much larger debate over the future of the city’s public parks. The ballot issue would add 35...