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Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:41 GMT2017-03-25T01:28:41Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno....

The Latest: Freeh says conviction confirms earlier findings

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:26:31 GMT2017-03-25T01:26:31Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the conviction of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local):...

66-year-old Maine harness-racing track up for sale

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:27:38 GMT2017-03-24T20:27:38Z

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- The owner of Scarborough Downs has a purchase agreement in place for the sale of the harness-racing track to a Massachusetts developer....

Wrestling ring to political ring: WWE star runs for mayor

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:22:41 GMT2017-03-24T17:22:41Z

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Glenn Jacobs, better known as the towering WWE villain Kane, is stepping into the political ring with a bid for mayor in Tennessee....

2nd former Baylor player arrested this week on sex charge

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:42:17 GMT2017-03-24T16:42:17Z

WACO, Texas (AP) -- A second former Baylor football player has been arrested on charges that include sexual assault....

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:40:22 GMT2017-03-24T02:40:22Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another, to keep their team firmly on course for football's main event in Russia next year....

Justice Department settles suit over LA Dodgers broadcasts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:07:57 GMT2017-03-23T23:07:57Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T's DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los Angeles....