• US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials...

  • House passes testing reform, change in grad requirements

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a dramatic change in Washington's high school graduation requirements. House Bill 2214, which would need to pass the Senate on Thursday or die when the special session ends, would temporarily eliminate the...

  • Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama says the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind." Obama told supporters at a Miami fundraiser Wednesday that "we've got to get people involved" politically so Congress ultimately responds to them on...

  • GOP candidate Marco Rubio to make 'Pawn Stars' stop in Vegas

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is expected to spend his 44th birthday paying a campaign visit to the most famous pawn shop in Las Vegas. The Florida senator's Thursday afternoon appearance at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard, a working...

  • Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Greece's four-month-old government is days away...

  • Many UN council members want Burundi elections postponed

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council president says "the predominant opinion" of members is that Burundi's elections should not take place as scheduled in late June. Lithuania's U.N. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, who leads the council this month, said after an...

  • Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to...

  • Second surgery for boy injured in Enumclaw explosion

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says one of two boys injured in an explosion outside a home in Enumclaw, Washington, had his second surgery Wednesday. Susan Gregg of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle says 10-year-old Beau Ward is in critical but stable condition in the...

  • Budget committee approves long-term care changes

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have tweaked Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the state's Family Care program and wrap the IRIS program into it. The governor's budget calls for seeking a federal waiver to allow expanding Family Care, helps people stay out of nursing homes,...

  • NY Assembly votes for universal health coverage

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system. All New Yorkers could enroll. Backers said it would extend coverage to the uninsured and reduce rising costs by...

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