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By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine Football Association president Julio Humberto Grondona died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 82, South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL said. Grondona, who became AFA ...more

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By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - The head football coach at the University of New Mexico has suspended a third team member in as many months after the player was arrested this week on charges of breaking into a former girlfriend's ...more

AP News - 9 minutes ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland, Oregon, City Council has voted to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.Homeowners will be allowed to rent one or two bedrooms once a saf ...more

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has dismissed the state's lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year.U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason called the case moo ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebola outbreak in Liberia.More than 40 African leaders are set to meet with President Barack Obama in Wash ...more

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By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of suppor ...more

AP News - 26 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.Behind the adm ...more

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DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department says it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.The VA said Tuesday four other employees face suspension, demotion or admonishment.The fi ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.The House took up the bill on Wednesday, ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased ...more