<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:19:29 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rutgers moves Maryland game from Yankee Stadium]]> http://gazette.com/rutgers-moves-maryland-game-from-yankee-stadium/article/feed/503724?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rutgers-moves-maryland-game-from-yankee-stadium/article/feed/503724?custom_click=rss PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has moved its Nov. 4 football game and wrestling duel against Maryland from Yankee Stadium to on-campus High Point Solutions Stadium because of the Yankees' postseason run.

Rutgers said Friday that the joint decision with the Yankees was made to allow a sufficient amount of time to logistically stage the events in Piscataway.

"We were looking forward to staging this historic event at Yankee Stadium," athletic director Pat Hobbs said in a statement. "With two weeks until the date, it was important for us to finalize details that help ensure our fans and our student-athletes have a one-of-a-kind experience. As a result of the Yankees' amazing postseason run, there were operational concerns that

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:17:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim ready for 42nd year]]> http://gazette.com/syracuse-coach-jim-boeheim-ready-for-42nd-year/article/feed/503725?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/syracuse-coach-jim-boeheim-ready-for-42nd-year/article/feed/503725?custom_click=rss SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim admitted that the beginning of his 42nd year as head coach at his alma mater feels a little different, and it has nothing to do with his age.

Longtime assistant Mike Hopkins is no longer there to lean on. After 22 years on the bench alongside his mentor, Hopkins jumped at the chance to become head coach at Washington in March, passing up the opportunity to take over for Boeheim as planned.

And so the beat goes on.

"It's the same every year. You want to have a great team," Boeheim, who turns 73 in November, said Friday at the team's media day inside Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. "There's nothing different, whether it's your first year, your 10th year, 15th, doesn

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:12:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico]]> http://gazette.com/google-parent-turns-on-internet-balloons-in-puerto-rico/article/feed/503709?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/google-parent-turns-on-internet-balloons-in-puerto-rico/article/feed/503709?custom_click=rss MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network.

The balloons — called HBAL199 and HBAL237 — are more than 60,000 feet (18,000 meters) above land, according to FlightRadar24.com . They navigate using an algorithm that puts them in the best position to deliver signal by rising and falling to ride wind currents.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:11:43 -0600 <![CDATA[FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus]]> http://gazette.com/fda-approves-better-vaccine-against-painful-shingles-virus/article/feed/503723?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fda-approves-better-vaccine-against-painful-shingles-virus/article/feed/503723?custom_click=rss

A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second vaccine for shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Merck has sold a shingles vaccine for about a decade.

Studies paid for by Glaxo indicate its vaccine is more effective, preventing shingles in about 90 percent of people. Merck's vaccine is about 50 percent effective. Both are approved for adults 50 years and older.

About one-third of people who have had chickenpox get shingles. The virus reappears years later, triggering a painful rash and sometimes nerve pain that lingers for months.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:03:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery]]> http://gazette.com/pictures-of-the-week-photo-gallery/article/feed/456641?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pictures-of-the-week-photo-gallery/article/feed/456641?custom_click=rss People walk on the beach in Biarritz, southwestern France, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Temperatures in southwestern France reached 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit).

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<![CDATA[76ers oft-injured Embiid not cleared for back-to-back games]]> http://gazette.com/76ers-oft-injured-embiid-not-cleared-for-back-to-back-games/article/feed/503720?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/76ers-oft-injured-embiid-not-cleared-for-back-to-back-games/article/feed/503720?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid said he has not been cleared to play back-to-back games and does not expect to be in the lineup Saturday at Toronto.

Embiid was in the starting lineup for the home opener Friday night against Boston.

Embiid, the wildly talented and oft-injured 7-foot center, has yet to play in consecutive games over his brief NBA career. Embiid missed his first two seasons because of surgeries on his right foot and played only 31 games last year before he was shut down after surgery on his left knee.

The Sixers kept Embiid on a tight minutes restriction last season that dominated the season.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:59:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 posts]]> http://gazette.com/trump-considering-powell-and-taylor-for-feds-top-2-posts/article/feed/503695?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-considering-powell-and-taylor-for-feds-top-2-posts/article/feed/503695?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he is considering dual nominations for the Federal Reserve's top two jobs.

Trump may appoint Jerome Powell, a member of the Fed's board, potentially as chairman, and John Taylor, a Stanford University economist, as vice chairman, according to a transcript of an interview with Trump distributed by Fox Business.

Asked about that possibility, Trump said, according to Fox Business: "It is in my thinking, and I have a couple of others things in my thinking but I like talent and they're both very talented people. It's a hard decision."

The interview is to air Sunday.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:59:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Dynamic Dodgers reach World Series with consummate teamwork]]> http://gazette.com/dynamic-dodgers-reach-world-series-with-consummate-teamwork/article/feed/503719?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dynamic-dodgers-reach-world-series-with-consummate-teamwork/article/feed/503719?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to their most recent home playoff victory a few days ago, they took off their uniforms and pulled on T-shirts supporting a teammate.

Jansen's shirt urged fans to send Turner to the All-Star Game, albeit three months late. The red-bearded Turner's shirt simply bore Yasiel Puig's No. 66 in big blue numerals.

This type of thing happens almost every day around the Dodgers, who will host their franchise's first World Series game in 29 years on Tuesday night.

"The thing is, I think we all care about each other," Jansen said. "It's not about that one guy. We are all here helping each other out and getting better ev

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:57:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Steelers' Mitchell fined $57,735 for 2 hits vs. Chiefs]]> http://gazette.com/steelers-mitchell-fined-57735-for-2-hits-vs.-chiefs/article/feed/503714?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/steelers-mitchell-fined-57735-for-2-hits-vs.-chiefs/article/feed/503714?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell was fined $57,735 by the NFL on Friday for two hits he made in the Steelers' win over Kansas City last Sunday.

Mitchell was docked $48,620 for a helmet-to-helmet shot to Chiefs running back Charcandrick West that resulted in a concussion. He also was fined $9,115 for hitting quarterback Alex Smith low near the end of the third quarter.

Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree also received a $24,309 fine for roughing the passer on a hit he made on Smith.

Also in that game, Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell was docked $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct after he used the goal post as a prop during a touchdown celebration.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:55:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Dantonio says Scott has resolved license issues, will play]]> http://gazette.com/dantonio-says-scott-has-resolved-license-issues-will-play/article/feed/503721?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dantonio-says-scott-has-resolved-license-issues-will-play/article/feed/503721?custom_click=rss EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says running back LJ Scott has resolved his driver's license issues and will play Saturday for the 18th-ranked Spartans against Indiana.

Scott faced a charge of driving with a suspended license, and court records Thursday showed him scheduled for a hearing next month. On Friday, Dantonio said in a statement that Scott "now has a valid driver's license, free of any restrictions" and the running back "has resolved the matter completely."

Dantonio said Scott will play Saturday but "his status will be affected."

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More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 .

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:53:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Van Gundy speaks out again in support of protesting athletes]]> http://gazette.com/van-gundy-speaks-out-again-in-support-of-protesting-athletes/article/feed/503722?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/van-gundy-speaks-out-again-in-support-of-protesting-athletes/article/feed/503722?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy used his team's trip to Washington to again voice his support for athletes who kneel during the national anthem and his opposition to President Donald Trump.

Van Gundy was asked before Friday night's game against the Wizards what he hoped would result from the president's criticism of NFL players who refuse to stand for the anthem and the resulting national dialogue about political activism by professional athletes.

"I don't know what good can come out of anything the president has said," Van Gundy said.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:49:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system]]> http://gazette.com/qa-on-the-gop-effort-to-overhaul-the-nations-tax-system/article/feed/503649?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/qa-on-the-gop-effort-to-overhaul-the-nations-tax-system/article/feed/503649?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans.

Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to carry out their years-long promise to dismantle and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. They say the nearly $6 trillion tax plan, to bring the first major revamp in three decades, is their once-in-a-generation opportunity. President Donald Trump sets it as his highest legislative priority.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:49:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Norman Rockwell's 3 sons seek to halt sale of his artworks]]> http://gazette.com/norman-rockwells-3-sons-seek-to-halt-sale-of-his-artworks/article/feed/503678?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/norman-rockwells-3-sons-seek-to-halt-sale-of-his-artworks/article/feed/503678?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Norman Rockwell's three sons were among several people who went to court on Friday seeking to halt a museum's plans to sell 40 works of art, including two by him.

A complaint seeking a temporary restraining order filed in Berkshire Superior Court alleges the board of trustees at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield contracted with Sotheby's for a public auction of the works before it announced its plans publicly, acted in breach of its fiduciary duties and trust and acted without legal authority to sell the art.

The planned sale is against Massachusetts laws establishing the museum, which requires the museum to maintain any gifts it receives "for the people of Berkshire County and the general public," the compla

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:46:05 -0600 <![CDATA[No. 1 Alabama heavy favorite against rival Tennessee]]> http://gazette.com/no.-1-alabama-heavy-favorite-against-rival-tennessee/article/feed/503568?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-1-alabama-heavy-favorite-against-rival-tennessee/article/feed/503568?custom_click=rss

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jonah Williams and his Alabama teammates only get a quick bus ride to soak in the pre-game atmosphere of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. It's still enough to reinforce the significance to fans.

The traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry game hasn't been much of a rivalry on the field over the past decade, but it's rich in history.

"In the limited time we have on the bus ride to the stadium — otherwise we're locked down in the (Hotel) Capstone — when you see all the festivities and all that, it's like, 'Wow, this is bigger than us,'" said Williams, the top-ranked Crimson Tide's left tackle.

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]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:42:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Chile Neruda]]> http://gazette.com/chile-neruda/article/feed/503718?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chile-neruda/article/feed/503718?custom_click=rss Spanish forensic expert Aurelio Luna holds a copy of text written by Pablo Neruda, prior to a press conference where national and foreign experts announced that the Nobel Prize-winning poet did not die of cancer, rejecting the official version, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The panel of experts focused on identifying pathogenic bacteria that might have caused the death of the poet.

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