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Congress alleges 'shadow' probe by Commanders owner Snyder

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a "shadow investigation" that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment, hired private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and used an overseas lawsuit...

 

National Spelling Bee win could be footnote to hoops career

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The biographical blurbs about competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee include a litany of other interests, from sports to musical instruments to science competitions to Indian classical dance. Scripps'...

 
 By Ben Nuckols    Regional    June 1, 2018

Texas takes it: Dallas-area kids are tops at spelling bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to...

 
 By BEN NUCKOLS    Sports    March 21, 2018

Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to get in on the action, and professional leagues and casino...

 
 By BEN NUCKOLS    Sports    October 13, 2017

Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players who don't have obvious concussion symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson told a c...

 
 By BEN NUCKOLS    Sports    October 6, 2017

Football's decline has some high schools disbanding teams

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys' cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their...

 

Famed astronaut John Glenn laid to rest at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flag-draped casket of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, was covered in plastic to protect it from a steady rain as it was carried on a horse-drawn caisson to his final resting place at Arlington National...

 

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of...

 

Conspiracy theorists: 'Pizzagate' shooting just a false flag

WASHINGTON (AP) — For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked...

 

ACLU bills would require transparency on police surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Bills being introduced in nearly a dozen cities will aim to force police departments to disclose the surveillance technologies they use, the American Civil Liberties Union and other transparency advocates...

 

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