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North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players. In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the school...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed, Dillingham would serve the remainder of a term that extends through 2021. He would oversee the next once-a-decade...
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Armed pro-government militia members flash victory signs as they occupy the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. On Tuesday, Nicaraguan government forces retook the symbolically important neighborhood that had become a center of resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with seven...
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Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local): 6 p.m. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said he thinks the Panthers "upgraded" with the hire of defensive coordinator Randy Bates earlier this offseason. Bates replaces Josh Conklin, who took the head coaching job at Wofford. Narduzzi...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Maria Butina, a 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent, listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson as he speaks to Judge Deborah Robinson, left, during a hearing in federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Prosecutors say Butina was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States. And prosecutors also are accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday in court papers that accused her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections. The...
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Ismail Cem Halavurt, the lawyer of jailed Andrew Craig Brunson who served as the pastor in Izmir, western Turkey, arrives at the prison complex in Aliaga, Izmir province, western Turkey, where his client is appearing on his trial at a court inside the complex, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, faces up 35 years in prison in Turkey on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and "espionage." (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
July 18, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday again denied a request for the release from custody of an American pastor based in Turkey who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure, which changes no...
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Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops speaks during NCAA college football Southeastern Conference media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 18, 2018 - 3:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — For all their talk about wanting what is best for players, SEC coaches draw the line at new rules pushing college football closer to free agency. For those coaches, free agency for players ended on high school signing day. The Southeastern Conference recently passed new rules making...
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July 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed "prosperity gospel" as a pseudo theology dangerously tied up with the American Dream and President Donald Trump's politics, launching its second major critique of American evangelicals in as many years. Two of Pope Francis' top...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok during the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jordan, who coached wrestling at Ohio State University, has been interviewed by the law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago. Jordan's spokesman says the congressman spoke Monday, July 16, 2018, with the firm looking into allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss and how the school responded to any complaints about Strauss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 18, 2018 - 1:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, who used to coach wrestling at Ohio State University, was interviewed by a law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The Ohio Republican spoke Monday...
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