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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter speaks to the media after the last baseball game of his career, against the Boston Red Sox, at Fenway Park in Boston. Two people familiar with the vote say major league owners have approved the sale of the Miami Marlins by Jeffrey Loria to an investment group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. The people confirmed the vote to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, because the approval had not been announced. One of the people said the vote was unanimous, with 75 percent approval needed. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 27, 2017 - 4:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Major league owners have unanimously approved the sale of the team by Jeffrey Loria to an investment group led by Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman. Major League Baseball announced the approval, which was done via conference call Wednesday. A signed $1.2 billion agreement was submitted to...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. President Donald Trump's clash with the scores of professional football players who knelt during the Star Spangled Banner last weekend has set off a heated debate over proper etiquette during the national anthem. But throughout the world, flags, anthems and other national symbols can often divide as much as they unify, especially in countries with large religious or ethnic divisions. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new message for the NFL: Change or business is "going to go to hell." Trump said Wednesday that the NFL is in a "really bad box" over the issue of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. He said ratings are falling, and the only thing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, employee Bryan Herrera holds a makeshift sign that reads, "Out of Gas," as he stands outside the Shell filling station where he works, in north Dallas. Records show that Texas' chief oil and gas regulator Kim Corley was on vacation in the critical days surrounding Hurricane Harvey as fuel shortages became rampant and industrial tanks spilled. Corley is a former Shell Oil executive and was executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission since 2016. Her work calendar obtained by The Associated Press showed her on vacation for at least 11 days before and after Harvey made landfall. Corley abruptly resigned last week. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
September 27, 2017 - 1:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief oil and gas regulator was on vacation in the critical days surrounding Hurricane Harvey as her agency grappled with fuel shortages and scrambled to respond to refinery spills caused by the storm, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Kimberly...
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September 27, 2017 - 12:22 pm
CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Pennsylvania attorney stole nearly $624,000 from a client with dementia and pumped about $110,000 of it into a newspaper he bought with other businessmen last year. Mail fraud charges were announced Tuesday against Keith Bassi, of Charleroi...
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September 27, 2017 - 11:15 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A combat veteran who has been the Baltimore Ravens' national anthem singer for the past three years has announced his resignation as debate continues about players kneeling during the national anthem. The move by Joey Odoms comes days after players on the Ravens and many other NFL...
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Members of the emergency services at the scene of a collision involving a passenger train, near Trosa, south of Stockholm, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. A passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden Tuesday, injuring the train driver and three Swedish military staff, authorities said. (TT via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 7:47 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish defense ministry says a soldier hurt when a passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden has serious but not life-threatening injuries. In a statement, the military said Wednesday that those injured in the collision Tuesday were a woman...
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Thai police women stand guard outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The court is expected to deliver verdict on case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 27, 2017 - 4:42 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for alleged negligence in a money-losing rice subsidy program. Yingluck is believed to have fled the country last month before the court session at which the verdict initially was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study released Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. "This will give a shot in the arm to Betsy DeVos and her campaign to expand school choice program," said Mike Petrilli, the president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 27, 2017 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a tax credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study. The findings by the non-partisan Urban Institute released Wednesday stood in contrast with...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms, their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 26, 2017 - 8:47 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys could be on to something after the owner persuaded his players to kneel together before the national anthem and stand during the song when the flag was displayed. What the Cowboys did once the game against Arizona started could reverberate...
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This Sept. 19, 2017 photo shows chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pausing before a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the nomination of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to become the US ambassador to Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Corker says he will not seek re-election. In a surprise announcement, the two-term lawmaker said that after discussions with his family, “I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 26, 2017 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee and a political force on financial issues, announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election. The 65-year-old lawmaker, who recently had been encouraged by President Donald Trump...
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