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NY judge: Racer's family can pursue claims against Stewart

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) A federal judge has ruled the family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart’s sprint car can pursue its claims against the former NASCAR star. In a 28-page ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd dismissed Stewart’s counterclaim and said the case was best left […]
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Politicians react to FCC's net neutrality repeal

Politicians on both sides of the aisle spoke out Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) voted to get rid of Obama-era “net neutrality” rules.  The move was slammed by many Democrats, including Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, who said he was intending to introduce legislation “that would restore the Open Internet Order.”  Read on for a look […]
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Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the offseason on Thursday by adding depth to a position of need. Seattle is losing starting left back Joevin Jones to a club in […]
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NFC West lead at stake as Seahawks host first-place Rams

SEATTLE (AP) Perhaps it’s a strange quirk in the way the schedule falls. For each of the past eight seasons when December or early January arrived, the Rams make a visit to Seattle. None of those chilly December trips to the Northwest carried the amount of significance as Sunday’s meeting between the Rams and Seahawks. […]
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Florida State hires Telly Lockette as tight ends coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Telly Lockette has been hired to coach tight ends at Florida State, making him the first addition to Willie Taggart’s staff. Lockette, who was the running backs coach at Oregon State the last three seasons, has worked with Taggart before. Lockette was the running backs coach at South Florida under Taggart in […]
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Republican Party finds the donations keep flowing

If there are any tensions within the Republican Party, they aren’t scaring deep-pocketed donors away from supporting the establishment. In November alone, $8.2 million flowed into the Republican National Committee’s coffers, an RNC record for that month in a year without a presidential or midterm election. The GOP now has $39.9 million on hand. With the […]
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Comey edits revealed: Remarks on Clinton probe were watered down, documents show

Newly released documents reveal that then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe was edited numerous times before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to considerably water down the bureau’s findings. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, released copies Thursday of the edits to Comey’s […]
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Will he testify? Time for Turkish banker in sanctions trial to decide

Reza Zarrab in Istanbul in 2013. Ozan Kose / AFP – Getty Images file But it was Atilla’s boss at Halkbank, General Manager Suleyman Aslan, whose name is most prominent in recorded calls, text messages and emails. Atilla’s defense team has tried to suggest that there was barely any contact between their client and Zarrab. […]
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The Latest: Closing arguments end at soccer bribery trial

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on three former South American soccer officials on trial in the FIFA corruption case (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Closing arguments at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials has concluded with the lawyer for an ex-president of Brazil’s soccer federation claiming his client was […]
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Tax bill kills health insurance mandate

The final tax bill being hammered out among Republicans in Congress thoroughly kills one of the most controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act — the mandate. The mandate requires just about everyone to have some form of health insurance or pay a fine. The Supreme Court calls it a tax. It was meant as […]