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Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative
Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers’ political network lashed out at the Senate Republican health care bill on Saturday as not conservative enough, becoming a powerful outside critic as GOP leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans. Tim Phillips, who leads Americans For Prosperity, the... Read more
Tennis star James Blake no longer threatening to sue New York after wrongful tackle
Tennis star James Blake withdrew his notice of claim against the City of New York, nearly two years after he was tackled by a plainclothes police officer who wrongly identified Blake as a suspect in a credit card fraud ring. In exchange, the city agreed to establish the “James... Read more
Tim Tebow sends baseball bat flying into the stands Video
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McDonald’s ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early
Fast-food chain McDonald’s has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential financial terms of the immediate separation were agreed to. IOC marketing director Timo Lumme says “we understand that McDonald’s is looking to focus on different business priorities.” McDonald’s was among 13... Read more
Cubs draft son of woman killed in 2015 church shooting
The Chicago Cubs have drafted Chris Singleton, whose mother was among those killed two years ago during the shooting inside a South Carolina church. Singleton was selected Wednesday by the defending World Series champions with the final pick of the 19th round, No. 585 overall. He is a right-handed-hitting... Read more
A freshman football player at Kent State University has died following a morning workout. The university says paramedics transported Tyler Heintz to a hospital following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium on Tuesday. The Portage County coroner confirmed his death that evening. Heintz was from Kenton and was recruited... Read more
Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
The Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding a potential White House visit to celebrate their NBA title. The Warriors issued a statement Tuesday saying that “today is all about celebrating our championship” and that they have not received an invitation to the White House. The... Read more
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
As the gold confetti fell and a fresh gray NBA champion cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. Then he moved across the podium and hugged Stephen Curry before accepting his shiny MVP trophy and hoisting it for everyone to see. From the... Read more
The Latest: Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title
The Latest on Game 5 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Kevin Durant scored 39 points, Stephen Curry added 34 and the Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three seasons with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the... Read more
Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup
Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the NHL’s first team in nearly two decades to repeat as champions... Read more