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May 28, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NFL owners have tabled a proposal for an alternative to the onside kick with a fourth-and-15 play and approved testing expanded use of video replay in the preseason to aid in officiating. On a conference call Thursday, the 32 owners also increased the number of players who may be designated for...
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President Donald Trump gestures to people in the audience after an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 28, 2020 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his war on social media companies, preparing to sign an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Still, the move appears to be more about politics than...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, seated toward center, and city of Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson, seated left, along with various state government representatives, host a news conference regarding the area's coronavirus situation, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at City Hall, in Amarillo, Texas. (David Gay/Amarillo Globe-News via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 2:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Live horse racing is slated to resume in Maryland this weekend with a three-day session at Laurel Park, which will remain closed to the general public. The Maryland Jockey Club says it has received approval from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has found a Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports is illegal. The office says the policy violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women, including in athletics. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
May 28, 2020 - 2:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak shoots during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Boston. Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Boston's David Pastrnak share the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy the league announced Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
May 28, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Not long after unveiling a 24-team right to the playoffs format, the league on Thursday announced the winners of its regular-season awards...
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This May 22, 2020 photo shows a sold sign in front of a house in Brighton, N.Y. On Thursday, May 28, long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year home loan marked an all-time low for the third time in the last few months since the coronavirus outbreak took hold. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the average rate on the 30-year loan tumbled to 3.15% from 3.24% last week. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
May 28, 2020 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year home loan marked an all-time low for the third time in the last few months since the coronavirus outbreak took hold. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan tumbled to 3...
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May 28, 2020 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Speaking during a new BBC documentary airing...
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A women wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Asian stocks are mixed after an upbeat open, as hopes for an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis were dimmed by tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong and other issues. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 28, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Wall Street is rallying again on Thursday, extending this week's climb built on hopes for a coming economic revival. The S&P 500 was up 0.9%, as of 1:17 p.m. Eastern time, on track for its fourth straight gain. That would be its longest winning streak since early February, before the market...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 28, 2020 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses, giving them more flexibility to use federal subsidies for other costs and extending the lifespan of the program...
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Sales associate Alex Guralnik, of Newton, Mass., right, hands a bag containing recreational cannabis product to a customer outside New England Treatment Access medical and recreational marijuana dispensary, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Brookline, Mass. Sales of recreational cannabis products to the public was allowed to open Monday, May 25 in Massachusetts after being closed for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 28, 2020 - 1:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much. Recreational shops reopened this week in Massachusetts with strict regulations after being ordered shut down the past two months. Now, some worry that state...
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