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Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Northwestern football players Shane Mertz (70) and Adam DePietro (73) walk to practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation’s first college...

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AP EXCLUSIVE: California measure fails to create green jobs

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In this Dec. 4, 2012 file photo, billionaire Tom Steyer, the chief financier behind the Proposition 39 campaign, discusses a proposed bill to fund energy efficiency projects at schools in California’s poorest communities, during a news...

Reluctant Kentucky clerk gets time for gay marriage appeal

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 20, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Covington, Ky. The Rowan County, Ky., clerk’s office...

Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 9, 2015, file photo, then-Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington....

Like N.W.A, ‘Compton’ likely to inspire imitations

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton.” The movie...

Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 17, 2015 file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of the Transocean Polar Pioneer, a semi-submersible drilling unit that Royal Dutch Shell leases from Transocean Ltd., as it arrives in...

Actor Emile Hirsch pleads guilty to assault on studio exec

August 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Park City, Utah, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault after being accused of putting a female studio executive in a chokehold at a Utah nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival. The...

Gouda news: Maine’s cheese making boom continues sharp rise

August 16, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, photo, Heather Donahue, of Balfour Farm, sells cheese at a farmer’s market in Portland, Maine. State officials say the number of retail cheesemakers in the state grew from 40 in 2010 to 80 this year. (AP Photo/Robert F....

‘Empire,’ One Direction win at 17th Teen Choice Awards

August 16, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Jordana Brewster, from left, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez pose in the press room with the choice movie action adventure award for “Furious 7″ at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by...

Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

August 16, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out...