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  • Former players put trust in The Trust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday…

  • China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges

    BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday, a Chinese court said. Ni Fake, former…

  • Cruz tells anti-tax group ‘No’ to Common Core in schools

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the…

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. A “yes” vote is…

  • Pence: ‘Dramatically increase’ defense spending

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said on Friday that America will not be safe unless its leaders dramatically increase defense spending. The Republican state executive, who is considering a 2016 presidential…

  • Some California farmers to go without federal water

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won’t send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California’s agricultural heartland to again scramble…

  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department’s announcement in December that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or…

  • Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas offered bonds

    DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on offering bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., a shift that comes after a federal judge…

  • Google’s Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with…

  • GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program. The…

  • Yellen meets with conservative groups unhappy with Fed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies. The meeting, which was set…

  • Wyly brothers ordered to give up $299 million in fraud suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a prominent Texas businessman and his brother’s estate to pay $299 million after a federal jury New in York found they engaged in a massive fraud to…

  • A look at some of Missouri Auditor Schweich’s top findings

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Schweich released about 570 audits during his roughly four years as Missouri state auditor, which ended Thursday when he shot himself in what police describe as an apparent suicide.…

  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico’s Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico regulators shut down Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory’s fourth largest bank. Doral had…