• THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: ___ 4:30 a.m. (0230 GMT, 10:30 p.m. EDT) The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president, and opposes any move to delay Friday's scheduled elections in the wake of a string...

  • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to...

  • US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport's governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering all of...

  • Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes. When indictments were...

  • Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After leaving the Florida governor's office, Jeb Bush began lining up positions in corporate boardrooms. He served as a board member or adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, as many as 11 at a time. But those roles, which earned Bush millions, have also...

  • Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Florida Senator Marco Rubio is back in his childhood home of Las Vegas. The Republican presidential candidate is celebrating his 44th birthday with a fundraiser at the home of the host of "Pawn Stars." Rubio spent six years of his childhood in a humbler part of Sin...

  • Former NY governor Pataki inches toward 2016 starting line

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line. The former New York governor is expected to announce his intentions for the 2016 presidential contest...

  • Key numbers from a report to Congress on US education

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American education landscape is shifting. More U.S. school-age kids live in poverty and need English-language services, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics. Enrollment in public schools is up, including in...

  • Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional...

  • Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known: BOARD OF DIRECTORS...

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