<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:21:18 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field]]> http://gazette.com/white-sox-ballpark-changing-name-to-guarantee-rate-field/article/feed/389646?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-sox-ballpark-changing-name-to-guarantee-rate-field/article/feed/389646?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.

No guarantees, though.

The ballpark currently called U.S. Cellular Field will become known as Guaranteed Rate Field starting in November. The team and the mortgage company announced a 13-year naming rights deal Wednesday.

"We view this partnership as an opportunity to connect a successful Chicago business with a historic baseball franchise, and we look forward to growing this important relationship over the coming years as millions of fans enjoy White Sox baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said.

The White Sox are below .

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:18:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Chiefs cut wide receiver Mike Williams, safety Stevie Brown]]> http://gazette.com/chiefs-cut-wide-receiver-mike-williams-safety-stevie-brown/article/feed/389706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chiefs-cut-wide-receiver-mike-williams-safety-stevie-brown/article/feed/389706?custom_click=rss KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs released veteran wide receiver Mike Williams and safety Stevie Brown on Wednesday.

Neither had played much during training camp and the preseason.

Williams was trying to rejuvenate his career in Kansas City after his career fizzled with Tampa Bay and Buffalo. Williams had three straight 60-plus reception seasons with the Buccaneers after he was chosen in the fourth round out of Syracuse.

Brown was also trying to make a comeback. He had eight interceptions with the New York Giants in 2012, but has only appeared in 16 games over the past three seasons.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:14:52 -0600 <![CDATA[US ski team doctor opens clinic to protect athletes' brains]]> http://gazette.com/us-ski-team-doctor-opens-clinic-to-protect-athletes-brains/article/feed/389703?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-ski-team-doctor-opens-clinic-to-protect-athletes-brains/article/feed/389703?custom_click=rss BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. ski team physician Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher has opened The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute.

The director of the clinic says Wednesday his goal is to help as many athletes as possible with their neurological health at the 7,000-square foot facility about 35 miles west of Detroit. His team of neurologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and neuropsychologists will treat athletes of all ages.

Kutcher was the U.S. ski team's first specialist evaluating and treating concussions during the 2014 Winter Olympics. He is the NBA concussion program director, advises the NFL and NHL Players' Associations and helped to create the NCAA's concussion-related policies.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:12:04 -0600 <![CDATA['SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hacking]]> http://gazette.com/snl-star-leslie-jones-personal-site-offline-after-hacking/article/feed/389574?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snl-star-leslie-jones-personal-site-offline-after-hacking/article/feed/389574?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks.

Jones' personal site was taken offline Wednesday after it appeared hackers posted explicit photos of Jones and her driver's license and passport. The hackers also appeared to have inserted a video of deceased Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe and images of Jones posing with such stars as Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.

A spokesman for Jones didn't respond to messages Wednesday seeking comment. And Jones hasn't posted about the incident on social media.

Several celebrities supported Jones on social media Wednesday following the incident.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:11:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Alabama lottery bill advances to full House for vote]]> http://gazette.com/alabama-lottery-bill-advances-to-full-house-for-vote/article/feed/389314?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alabama-lottery-bill-advances-to-full-house-for-vote/article/feed/389314?custom_click=rss MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed lottery faces an uncertain future amid disagreements about gambling and whether there is still time to get the measure before voters in November.

The lottery bill on Thursday heads to a critical vote on the floor of the House of Representatives after being advanced by the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee on an 8-3 vote. Bentley is seeking the first statewide referendum on a lottery since 1999, saying the money will help maintain the state's cash-strapped Medicaid program.

"I'm asking the legislators to let the people vote on this issue," Bentley said at a Wednesday press conference.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:11:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles]]> http://gazette.com/katie-ledecky-throws-out-first-pitch-as-nats-host-orioles/article/feed/389372?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/katie-ledecky-throws-out-first-pitch-as-nats-host-orioles/article/feed/389372?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP.

As the Nationals star outfielder admired the medals of the Olympic champion and held her hat, Ledecky threw the ceremonial first pitch to reliever Shawn Kelley before Washington hosted the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

"I've swum in front of 14,000 people," Ledecky said of the pitch. "Once the ball leaves the hand, you can't really control it."

Ledecky, a native of nearby Bethesda, Maryland, has thrown out the first pitch at Nationals Park before. That was in 2012 after she won the 800-meter freestyle at the Lo

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:07:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months]]> http://gazette.com/hope-solo-suspended-from-national-team-for-6-months/article/feed/389686?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hope-solo-suspended-from-national-team-for-6-months/article/feed/389686?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Solo called the Swedes "a bunch of cowards" for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team. Sweden ousted the U.S. 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Solo's comments were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players."

"Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect," Gulati said

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:05:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Mets OF Jay Bruce leaves with calf cramp]]> http://gazette.com/mets-of-jay-bruce-leaves-with-calf-cramp/article/feed/389705?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mets-of-jay-bruce-leaves-with-calf-cramp/article/feed/389705?custom_click=rss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce made an early exit Wednesday night against St. Louis because of a cramp in his right calf.

The Mets said he came out in the second inning as a precaution.

Bruce led off the inning with an opposite-field double to shallow right. With one out, he was replaced by pinch-runner Alejandro De Aza.

Bruce began the night hitting .158 in 20 games since being acquired in a trade from Cincinnati.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:04:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Colombia to hold Oct. 2 plebiscite on peace deal with FARC]]> http://gazette.com/colombia-to-hold-oct.-2-plebiscite-on-peace-deal-with-farc/article/feed/389362?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colombia-to-hold-oct.-2-plebiscite-on-peace-deal-with-farc/article/feed/389362?custom_click=rss

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will hold a plebiscite Oct. 2 for citizens to vote on a peace deal with the country's biggest rebel group.

Santos says that on Thursday he will present to Colombia's congress for consideration the final accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Lawmakers have a month to comment but cannot block Santos' plans for the plebiscite. Voters will have the final say on ratifying the agreement reached Wednesday night after four years of talks in Havana.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:03:55 -0600 <![CDATA[World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore]]> http://gazette.com/worlds-first-self-driving-taxis-debut-in-singapore/article/feed/389702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/worlds-first-self-driving-taxis-debut-in-singapore/article/feed/389702?custom_click=rss SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup based in Massachusetts and Singapore.

Multiple companies have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years. But nuTonomy says it will be the first to offer rides to the public.

The taxis only operate in a 2.5-square-mile district called "one-north," and there are specified pick-up and drop-off points.

Each one has a driver in front who is prepared to take back the wheel and a researcher in back who watches the car's compute

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:01:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble]]> http://gazette.com/italy-earthquake-kills-at-least-159-reduces-towns-to-rubble/article/feed/389235?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/italy-earthquake-kills-at-least-159-reduces-towns-to-rubble/article/feed/389235?custom_click=rss

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

Residents wakened before dawn by the temblor emerged from their crumbled homes to find what they described as apocalyptic scenes "like Dante's Inferno," with entire blocks of buildings turned into piles of sand and rock, thick dust choking the air and a putrid smell of gas.

"The town isn't here anymore," said Sergio Pirozzi, the mayor of the hardest-hit town, Amatrice. "I believe the toll wil

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:58:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Police officer among 23 arrested in California gang probe]]> http://gazette.com/police-officer-among-23-arrested-in-california-gang-probe/article/feed/389695?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-officer-among-23-arrested-in-california-gang-probe/article/feed/389695?custom_click=rss SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A months-long probe into a northern California Vietnamese crime ring resulted in nearly two dozen arrests, including that of a veteran San Jose police officer accused of leaking confidential information to gang members, authorities said Wednesday.

The multi-agency probe with the FBI and DEA netted cash, drugs, weapons, gambling machines and an alligator, San Jose police said.

Officer Derrick Antonio was placed on paid leave two months ago in the middle of the investigation when investigators determined he was sharing sensitive information including police reports with gang members, San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:58:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Judge denies bond for man held in 5 Alabama killings]]> http://gazette.com/judge-denies-bond-for-man-held-in-5-alabama-killings/article/feed/389326?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-denies-bond-for-man-held-in-5-alabama-killings/article/feed/389326?custom_click=rss

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A judge refused to set bond Wednesday for a Mississippi man accused of killing five people and an unborn child who were slain one by one with an ax and shot inside a home in rural Alabama.

The decision by Mobile County Judge Rick Stout came as Derrick Dearman, 27, made his first court appearance on multiple charges of capital murder and kidnapping.

"He doesn't need to be out. He is a danger to the community," District Attorney Ashley Rich said afterward of the Leakesville, Mississippi, man.

Rich has said her office may seek the death penalty against Dearman, who allegedly attacked the five as they slept and then kidnapped his estranged girlfriend, who had sought shelter from him at the house.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:56:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave]]> http://gazette.com/roberts-convinces-segedin-to-take-1-day-paternity-leave/article/feed/389684?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/roberts-convinces-segedin-to-take-1-day-paternity-leave/article/feed/389684?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the birth of his son.

Manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday he had to convince the rookie to take one day leave. Players can take up to three days.

"We talked and in his situation, he was saying all the right things and maybe to a fault as far as doing what's best for the team," Roberts said. "Family takes priority. It took a little convincing. Obviously, he knew that was the right thing. For him and for all of us, he's very excited."

Segedin hit his second big league homer off San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in the second inning, then left in the eighth during a 9-5 w

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:54:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Arrests disappointed, embarrassed, angered Notre Dame coach]]> http://gazette.com/arrests-disappointed-embarrassed-angered-notre-dame-coach/article/feed/389687?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrests-disappointed-embarrassed-angered-notre-dame-coach/article/feed/389687?custom_click=rss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he had the same feelings a parent would have when he heard six Fighting Irish football players had been arrested in two separate incidents over the weekend.

"Like any other father, my first one was disappointment. Then I think that disappointment kind of moved on to embarrassment for the university. Then I was mad as hell," he said Wednesday in his first public comments since the arrests. "Those are the three stages I went through."

Starting safety Max Redfield, running back Dexter Williams, linebacker Te'Von Coney, receiver Kevin Stepherson and cornerback Ashton White were in a car stopped Friday night for allegedly speeding in Fulton County, about 40 miles south of

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