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Cold case solved: Man confesses to 1997 slayingRice appeals NFL indefinite suspension for knocking out wife

Police mug shot of Matthew Gibson, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after driving from North Carolina to Arizona to turn himself in to face charges that a prosecutor said wouldn't have come without the 55-year-old's surrender.A man drove across the country to confess to killing an Ariz. woman with a flashlight in 1997.


File of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice celebrating his touchdown against the Washington Redskins their NFL football game in Landover MarylandBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ray Rice on Tuesday appealed his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career. Meanwhile, the NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its top players, including Adrian Peterson, are under scrutiny both by the league and the public. Rice was originally suspended for two games by the NFL for beating up then-fiancee Janay Palmer in the elevator of an Atlanta City, New Jersey casino in February. ...


Rand Paul still has a 'thinking out loud' problemBeer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

Rand Paul Reinvents Himself for the 2016 CampaignRand Paul is quickly learning that his words have consequences.


File of Baltimore Ravens running back Rice warming up during the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII football practice in MetairieBy Steve Ginsburg and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL's official beer sponsor the first major advertiser to put pressure on America's most popular sports league. In a brief but strongly worded statement, Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and NFL official beer Bud Light, said it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. ...


DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peaceRihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. messenger of peace.


Singer Rihanna arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) at Lincoln Center in New YorkBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Rihanna's record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its "Thursday Night Football" program after the TV network chose not to use the song in its season opener because it was focused on the NFL's domestic violence scandal. The Roc Nation label made its announcement after Rihanna, who was assaulted by singer and then-boyfriend Chris Brown on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards, railed against CBS on Twitter for scrapping her featured part in rapper Jay Z's "Run This Town" along with other planned content. ...


67 South Africans killed in church collapseSponsors nervy as league struggles with violence

A rescue worker uses a hose during the search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014.The collapse of a controversial Nigerian megachurch has killed scores of worshippers.


The National Football League faces backlash from sponsors as it battles to stem negative headlines from a string of violent off-field incidents involving star playersLos Angeles (AFP) - The National Football League faced a backlash from sponsors on Tuesday as it battled to stem negative headlines from a string of violent off-field incidents involving star players.


Hunt on for survivalist charged in police ambush shootingNBA's Dwight Howard has driver's license suspended for not paying fine

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.


NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Houston RocketsBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The driver's license of Houston Rockets eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard has been suspended in Florida for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show. Howard, who played for the NBA's Orlando Magic from 2004 to 2012, racked up 10 tickets for running red lights while in the Orlando area. He also has on his Orlando court record four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one for failing to change his address on his license, all civil traffic infractions. ...




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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