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Online sports betting in Michigan will wait until 2021

Jan. 22, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports bettors should be able to place wagers in person at casinos this spring but will wait until 2021 to do so online, Michigan's regulatory agency said Wednesday. Mary Kay Bean, spokeswoman for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, gave the update about a month after Gov. Gretchen...

English 2nd-tier soccer game stopped for homophobic chants

Jan. 18, 2020 3:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A game in English soccer's second tier between Millwall and Reading was briefly stopped due to apparent homophobic chants on Saturday. The assistant referee pointed out the anti-gay chants from sections of Millwall's supporters during the London club's 2-0 home win over Reading. With the...

Stronger beer in Utah weakens sales in border communities

Jan. 15, 2020 3:42 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businesses in communities bordering Utah say the state's new and stronger beer allowances have hurt sales. The beer sales have dropped about 20% to 30% in Utah-bordering communities in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Colorado, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The drop in sales came after...

FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev.  A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is denying that Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in November 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejects Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged by unnamed hotel staff member accounts cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

Vegas hotel denies defaming OJ Simpson in reports of his ban

Jan. 13, 2020 2:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino denied that O.J. Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejected...

Turkey detains 124 suspected of links to the IS group

Dec. 30, 2019 6:24 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Turkey detained at least 124 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency reported Monday, in an apparent sweep against the militant group ahead of New Year celebrations. At least 33 foreign nationals were detained in the capital Ankara in...

Police: Man kidnapped woman, made her dance at strip club

Dec. 27, 2019 3:36 PM EST

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma man is accused of abducting a woman and forcing her to dance at a Kansas strip club, then taking the money she earned at the club. Gary Ballard, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with aggravated human trafficking and aggravated kidnapping. It wasn’t immediately clear...

Proposal requires mandatory cop at every South Beach bar

Dec. 26, 2019 9:39 AM EST

South Beach's signature bars may soon be required to have a mandatory cop after midnight. The Miami Beach City Commission earlier this month unanimously agreed to a proposal requiring every bar along the South Beach corridor to have a police officer after midnight standing guard outside until closing time. The...

CORRECTS ATTRIBUTION AND TRANSREF - Dr. Charles Rinaldo, chairman and Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, oversees clinical specimen processing on November 19, 2019. Rinaldo helped to establish the Pitt Men's Study in the early 1980's that continues to investigate the natural history of HIV/AIDS. (Sean Stipp/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Unsung heroes: Men, decades-long study aid HIV/AIDS research

Dec. 21, 2019 3:05 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Somber tones from the Reuter Opus organ filled Heinz Memorial Chapel on a dark December night as a small crowd filtered into the towering neo-Gothic church on the University of Pittsburgh campus to mark World AIDS Day. As they have for more than three decades, the Pitt Men’s Study...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Latest: Sarah Sanders stokes Twitter feud with Biden

Dec. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:40 p.m. An onstage moment from Thursday night's Democratic debate has sparked a Twitter back-and-forth between President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman and Joe Biden. The former vice president imitated a stutter as...

Mexico soccer players sanctioned for mocking feminist song

Dec. 17, 2019 5:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's first-division soccer club America announced fines and a one-game suspension Tuesday for members of its under-17 team for a video showing them laughing and dancing to "The Rapist Is You" anthem adopted by campaigners against gender-based violence. The team said the players...