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In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo, customers watch sports on a giant screen at the sports book of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Panelists at a gambling conference in Atlantic City, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, predicted 90 percent of all US sports betting will be done online or over smart phones within the next 10 years. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 13, 2019 - 3:02 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2019 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in afternoon trading Thursday on Wall Street as investors aimed to snap a two-day losing streak in an otherwise choppy week of trading. The gains were initially fueled by rising oil prices, which boosted energy companies following a suspected attack on two oil...
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June 12, 2019 - 6:48 pm
Three conservation groups are suing the federal government to force it to protect the lesser prairie chicken and its habitats. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia by the Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians...
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June 12, 2019 - 6:44 pm
Authorities say a pilot killed when his small plane crashed into a western Missouri grain bin was a man who split his time between Florida and Kansas City. Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax identified him as John McConnell Jr., 80. He was the only person aboard the eight-seat Cessna 425 when it...
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William Strampel, former dean at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University leaves Ingham County Circuit Court after a jury found him guilty of misconduct in office and two charges of willful neglect of duty, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Mich. Strampel, 71, had been accused of abusing his power to sexually proposition and harass female students and not enforcing patient restrictions imposed on Larry Nassar following a 2014 complaint. Jurors found him not guilty of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, a charge that could have sent him to prison for up to 15 years for grabbing the buttocks of at least one student. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel, the ex-dean of the...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Snohomish County Cold Case Detective Jim Scharf, right, shares details of the unsolved case of the 1987 double homicide of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, during a press conference in Everett, Wash. William Earl Talbott II charged in the slayings of the young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state this week. (Ian Terry/The Herald via AP, File)
June 12, 2019 - 3:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A man charged in the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state beginning this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime. William Earl Talbott II is one of dozens of men authorities...
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June 12, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Citizens Against Government Waste releases their 2019 Congressional Pig Book, identifying millions of dollars in wasteful earmark spending. Watch the latest video at
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an event in Washington. Pai announced during a Senate hearing Wednesday, June 12, that he wants phone and cable companies to be more specific about where they offer service and for maps to incorporate public feedback. A vote is planned in August. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 12, 2019 - 1:15 pm
U.S. telecom regulators are trying to fix faulty maps that don't reflect which Americans have access to high-speed internet. Lawmakers and public-interest groups have lambasted the Federal Communications Commission for inaccurate maps that overstate coverage and hinder government efforts to...
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June 12, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Jonna Spilbor and Tim Gallagher weigh in on the missing Connecticut mother’s case and the death of six American tourists in the Dominican Republic. Watch the latest video at
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June 12, 2019 - 5:25 am
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to be vigilant, even at the mailbox. Michael Devine with the IRS says they are currently sending out letters. "Right now, the IRS has started sending out letters," said Devine. "We call them notices to taxpayers that they didn’t pay all their...
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