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This combination photo shows Alicia Keys at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York on a Jan. 28, 2018,left, and jazz singer Nina Simone in London on Dec. 5, 1968. Keys is among the readers for an audio edition of “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” and “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2.” The two audiobooks, coming out June 19 from Penguin Random House Audio, each feature 100 short biographies of famous women. Keys will talk abot Simone. (AP Photo)
May 18, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Alicia Keys talking about Nina Simone, or Ashley Judd on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Keys and Judd are among the readers for an audio edition of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" and "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2." The two audiobooks, coming out June 19 from Penguin...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with 37 percent opposed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 18, 2018 - 5:03 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with 37...
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In this courtroom drawing, defense attorney Andrew Levander, standing, addresses Judge Katherine Forrest during the bail hearing for his client, Chi Ping Patrick Ho, who is seated at right, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in New York. The judge rejected a $10 million bail package proposed by the defense in a bid to get the Hong Kong businessman and Hong Kong's former home affairs secretary, released on bond. The 68-year-old Ho was arrested in November 2017 on charges he paid bribes so a Chinese energy conglomerate could secure business advantages. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 8:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected bail on Thursday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy, saying evidence in a prosecution that could result in decades in prison was strong enough to make him want to flee. U.S. District Judge...
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May 17, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal court to intervene on behalf of asylum seekers, saying they are being unfairly detained while they await hearings before an immigration judge. ACLU lawyers told a federal judge in Washington on Thursday that the Immigration...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2009 file photo, steam and smoke rise from a coal burning power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. The European Commission on Thursday, May 17, 2018 referred France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Britain the EU's highest Court of Justice saying they failed to respect air quality limits and did not take appropriate action in time. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
May 17, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. The European Commission on Thursday referred Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Romania to the EU's highest Court of Justice, saying they failed to respect air...
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May 17, 2018 - 10:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. The governing body for college sports on Monday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevented events like college basketball's NCAA Tournament from being hosted in...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, fans place bets ahead of the running of the Black-Eyed Susan horse race at Pimlico in Baltimore. Horse racing has been struggling for years to regain a strong footing on the national sports landscape, and owners hope to use betting on other sports to bring fans back to the tracks. The gamble is not a sure thing since not everyone is on board with the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this week that allows states to offer sports betting. Track owners believe horse racing has an advantage since race tracks in many states will be among the first to allow sports gambling. Many race tracks already offer slot machines and table games _ popularly known as racinos _ in addition to betting on horses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 17, 2018 - 2:41 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing has been struggling for years to regain a strong footing on the national sports landscape, and owners hope to use betting on other sports to bring fans back to the tracks. The gamble is not a sure thing since not everyone is on board with the Supreme Court's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, Jordan Belfort attends the premiere party for "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, a federal judge in New York City said she wants to make sure real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. Belfort has so far paid off about $13 million of an owed $110 million in restitution. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. The judge told Belfort's lawyers Wednesday at a garnishment hearing that she's focused on getting his...
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May 16, 2018 - 12:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted a man who had served 18 years in prison for the rape and murder of a teenager that the judges now say he couldn't have committed. The case of Tomasz Komenda has shocked the nation. Poland's right-wing government has highlighted the...
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A man walks through the lobby of the Navajo Nation's Twin Arrows Casino, east of Flagstaff, Ariz., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to add sports betting to potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 16, 2018 - 1:53 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. Tribal casinos generate more than $31 billion a year in gross revenue...
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