Government and politics

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, empty seats are shown at Levi's Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. California health officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that they will allow a limited number of fans to attend professional sporting events in counties with lower rates of transmission of the coronavirus. That includes Santa Clara County, home to the San Francisco 49ers professional football team, but health officials there said they won't allow fans at such events anytime soon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 20, 2020 - 6:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official said Tuesday. San Francisco and neighboring...
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The Husker Hounds sports apparel store in Omaha, Neb., shows on television screens Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, a Big Ten virtual news conference to discuss the reopening of the football season. President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 17, 2020 - 5:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I'm the one who got football back.” But his...
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In this image from video, Lou Holtz speaks from Orlando, Fla., during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
September 04, 2020 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to longtime football coach Lou Holtz. Trump made the announcement at the White House as Holtz looked on. The president did not announce a date for the...
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FILE - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in September 2019 for failing to sanction a proposed Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona in Miami Gardens, Florida.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 01, 2020 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, the Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City, Iowa. Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in the Big Ten's court filing in response to the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 01, 2020 - 1:03 pm
The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. “Had a very...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson arrives to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A report released Wednesday, Aug. 12, by the State Department’s internal watchdog confirms reports that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was accused of making “insensitive” and “inappropriate” remarks to staff as U.S. ambassador to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
August 12, 2020 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report Wednesday by the State Department’s internal watchdog confirms news accounts that staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Britain have accused Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets and the U.S. ambassador, of making “insensitive” and “inappropriate” remarks. The department’s...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 11, 2020 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA's...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Sequette Clark, left, leaves the Calvary Christian Center after meeting with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in Sacramento, Calif. California prosecutors on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, asked the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league's Inspire Change campaign, saying it misrepresents the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man in 2018. The video shows Sequette Clark speaking about the death of her son, Stephon Clark, a vandalism suspect who was killed in the backyard of his grandparents' home after a chase by Sacramento police. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 04, 2020 - 7:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday asked the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league's Inspire Change campaign, saying it misrepresents the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2018. The video shows Sequette Clark speaking about the...
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Pro Stock driver Jason Line's crew assists him in preparing for a qualifying round during the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals auto race at Bandimere Speedway, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Morrison, Colo. A judge decided on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, against sanctioning the drag strip for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but ordered track owners to abide by public health directives to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. (Kelsey Brunner/The Denver Post via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 7:32 pm
DENVER (AP) — A judge decided against sanctioning a Colorado drag racing track Tuesday for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but said the track must abide by public health orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even if those orders are constantly changing. The case...
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In this image from video, a Louisville Metro Police Department office stands guard outside the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron as protestors sit in his front yard in Louisville, Kentucky Tuesday, July 14, 2020. About two dozen protestors were arrested. Protesters were chanting Breonna Taylor's name as well as calling for justice after the 26-year-old emergency room technician was fatally shot by LMPD in her South End Apartment while police were serving a search warrant. Cameron said he still has no timeline for when his office will conclude its investigation of the case. (Mary Ann Gerth/Courier Journal via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 7:10 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said. Protesters with the social justice organization Until...
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