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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

Business

Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


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Ex-teacher gets 2 years for sending nude photo to student

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia high school teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison for sending a naked photo of himself to one of his students. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the punishment given to Benjamin Brittain was well above advisory sentencing guidelines ranging...


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Analysts call it 'gender bonus.' House primary voters call it change they're looking for.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Collecting signatures for candidates to get on the ballot had never been this easy for Mike Tindall. As he canvassed in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, Tindall got 115 voters to sign up in one weekend, discovering two main résumé credentials that primary voters...


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Family: Shot Indiana student in critical, stable condition

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...


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The Latest: Florida braces for Subtropical Storm Alberto

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto. Scott made the announcement on Saturday morning. At a briefing at the state emergency operations...


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The Latest: Family: Shot student is critical but stable

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The family of a student shot during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition at a local hospital. Ella Whistler was shot in a classroom Friday morning at...


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Former Connecticut governor set to be released from custody

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland is set to be released from federal custody nearly a year early from his 30-month sentence for hiding his political consulting roles in two campaigns. Federal prison officials say Sunday is the anticipated release date for the Republican...


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Uber, Lyft, other ride-hailing apps are 'useless' for disabled riders, advocates say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A report by an advocacy group in New York says Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services are virtually “useless” for people with disabilities because of the relative lack of vehicles equipped to handle wheelchairs and motorized scooters. The report by New York...


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Law: Trans Connecticut inmates will be housed appropriately

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Transgender inmates in Connecticut will soon become the first in the nation to have a legal right to be housed in a prison that matches the gender with which they identify, a law being lauded by civil rights advocates as groundbreaking. In addition to housing, it also gives...


Business

Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men

CEO Pay Women

Female CEOs remain scarce at the biggest publicly traded companies but those who hold the top job receive pay competitive with male peers. Women make up only 5 percent of the CEO ranks at S&P 500 companies. Yet median compensation for a female CEO was valued at $13.5 million for the 2017 fiscal...


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