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Big Ten Advocates 4-year Scholarships

The Big Ten says it supports guaranteed four-year scholarships and improved medical coverage for its athletes. The league announced in a statement signed Tuesday by its 14 presidents that it proposes working within the NCAA structure to provide greater academic security for its...
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Gary Oldman comes to defense of Gibson and Baldwin

FILE – This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows actor Gary Oldman speaking at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. Oldman is defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their...
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NTSB faults pilot ‘mismanagement’ in Asiana flight

FILE – In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Nearly a year after Asiana Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, the National...

Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine...
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‘Star Wars’ creator selects Chicago for museum

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The “Star Wars” creator Lucas has selected Chicago to house his much anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, a spokesman for the...

Washington prepares for marijuana retail sales

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that...

KFC: No proof worker asked scarred child to leave

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers. KFC spokesman Rick...
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Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, right, hugs the Rev. David Wesley Brown after a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. Schaefer, who presided over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to...

More GOP Officials From Ohio Subpoenaed For Trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Republican state officeholders are on a growing list of officials subpoenaed to testify at the trial of a northeast Ohio businessman accused of illegally funneling campaign contributions to two other prominent GOP politicians. Ohio Attorney General Mike...
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Iraqi prime minister’s focus is to defend Baghdad

Iraqi men line up for physical examinations at the main army recruiting center to volunteer for military service in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Political leaders have agreed to start the process of seating a new...