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U.S. charges four college basketball coaches in bribery scheme


U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged 10 people including four college basketball coaches and financial advisers with bribery and fraud in connection with college recruiting.

Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. | Video

Ex-N.Y. state senate leader's conviction is vacated

NEW YORK A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges.

Politics, Election 2016, 11:21am EDT

'Put people above debt,' Puerto Rico official urges amid Maria's devastation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico San Juan's mayor urged the United States on Tuesday to prioritize "people above debt" as it helps rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, after President Donald Trump said that the island's crippling debt "must be dealt with."

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 10:00am EDT

Trump ramps up NFL fight, calls for ban on kneeling during anthem

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up with his fight with the National Football League on Tuesday, calling on the popular league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the U.S. national anthem is played.

U.S. appeals court to consider rights of gay workers

The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:25am EDT

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

PHOENIX Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. | Video

Why consumers pay the price for hurricane fuel shortages

NEW YORK Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail.

Natural Disasters 3:29am EDT

Maria could weaken to tropical storm within a day or so: NHC

Maria, presently a Category 1 hurricane, could lose strength and weaken to a tropical storm within the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Tuesday.

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