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  • New look Pacers beat Brooklyn 140-131 in home opener

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener. Eight players scored in double figures as the Pacers, in their first game since trading All-Star Paul George, produced their highest point total since a 144-point game against Denver on Nov. 9, 2010. Myles Turner had 21 points and […]

  • Gordon Hayward records message for fans after injury keeps him out of home opener

    BOSTON — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team’s home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: “It’s hurting me that I can’t be there.” The crowd at the TD Garden for the Celtics’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks cheered when Marcus Smart directed fans’ attention to the scoreboard, where Hayward appeared wearing a hospital gown and sitting up in bed. The arena hushed to hear the brief message, then erupted in […]

  • VP Pence’s brother Greg Pence announces he will run for Congress

    INDIANAPOLIS — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers,  announced a bid Wednesday that he will run for Congress. He is seeking the 6th District Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. Pence formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Internal Revenue Service. Earlier Wednesday, he filed a tax document indicating his intentions. A Twitter account created in July 2017 called @GregPenceIN tweeted for the […]

  • Obama’s name to replace Jefferson Davis’ on Mississippi school

    JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members. […]

  • Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by team doctor Larry Nassar for years

    Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. The 21-year-old posted a lengthy statement on Twitter on Wednesday that detailed the allegations of abuse. She says the abuse began at one of her first team training camps and also occurred before events at the 2012 Olympics. She and her teammates won gold for the U.S. in London and […]

  • Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence. Judge John Foradora denied Sandusky’s requests for a new trial or for dismissal of charges. The former Penn State assistant football coach’s lawyers have 30 days to start an appeal of the judge’s decision to the Superior Court. They did not […]

  • Commissioner Goodell says NFL isn’t changing national anthem policy

    NEW YORK — The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the language from “should stand” to “must stand” was not discussed. New York Giants owner John Mara noted that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “spoke at length” to the other owners about the anthem issue. Jones has said any Dallas player who doesn’t stand for […]

  • NFL players and team owners hold meeting to discuss national anthem protests, social issues

    NEW YORK— NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructive” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed “positive.” A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues. “We heard what they had to say and they heard us,” Ross said. “It’s open talks and that’s a good […]

  • Latest version of President Trump’s travel ban blocked by federal judge

    HONOLULU — A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy. It was supposed to take effect at midnight EDT Wednesday. The Trump administration’s most recent restrictions, which affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — and some Venezuelan government […]

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    President Trump falls 92 spots on Forbes 400 list; tech giants still on top

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped, as the magazine said the value of some of his Manhattan real estate holdings has declined recently. Forbes ranked the first billionaire president as the 248th-wealthiest person in America and put his wealth at $3.1 billion . The year before, he was ranked 156th and Forbes said he was worth $3.7 billion. As a candidate, Trump said his net worth was more than $10 […]