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Las Vegas man indicted in Ponzi betting scheme out of Ohio

Aug. 11, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing federal charges for allegedly bilking dozens of Ohio residents out of millions of dollars in a sports betting Ponzi scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio announced that 49-year-old Matthew Turnipseede was...

Abrams seeks to invest to build inclusive economy in Georgia

Aug. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams argued in a speech Tuesday that it's time for Georgia to use its budget surplus to invest in its residents, accusing Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans of hurting the state by prioritizing low taxes and low spending. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 09, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Hopeful trend on substance abuse by youth The past two years have not produced an overwhelming amount of positives. The COVID-19 pandemic leaves few silver linings. Yet, one byproduct of the...

Feds reviewing sports wagering pact with Chippewa band, WI

Aug. 09, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior is reviewing a new gaming agreement reached between the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the state of Wisconsin. Gov. Tony Evers and tribal Chairman Louis Taylor have signed a compact amendment to allow...

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

Sports betting law in effect soon but wagering months away

Aug. 02, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Native American tribes in Maine are going to have to wait months — possibly more than a year — before sports betting begins in the state. The law adopted by state lawmakers goes into effect on Aug. 8, but the executive director of the Maine Gambling...

Massachusetts lawmakers reach compromise on sports betting

Aug. 01, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports...

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

Jul. 29, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that drenched parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from casino ceilings and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that may repeat through the weekend, a National Weather...

Pete Rose to appear on field in Philadelphia next month

Jul. 24, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose will make an appearance on the field in Philadelphia next month for the first time since receiving a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 after an investigation for MLB by lawyer John Dowd found Rose...

Manfred defends treatment of minor leaguers, presses Oakland

Jul. 19, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport’s treatment of minor leaguers, prompting immediate criticism from a players’ advocacy group. “I kind of reject the premise of the question that minor league players are not paid a living wage,” Manfred...