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Treasury takes action to deter tax-inversion schemes10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Treasury secretary: First steps make major progress in “constraining creative techniques” used to avoid taxes.


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


iPhone sales top 10M, set new recordYour Top Plays for Today

Last week, Apple said it received more than 4M new iPhone preorders during the first 24 hours.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


Leader of Iran sanctions group launches nonprofit to fight terrorRavens deny cover-up bid in Rice case

Islamic Jihad militants take part in a rally calling for the Arab League to cancel an initiative for peace with Israel, in Gaza CityThe leader of a Manhattan-based non-profit that tries to put pressure on Iran by publicly criticizing people and firms who do business there announced on Monday he is launching a new non-profit devoted to tracking terrorist financing. The announcement comes less than two weeks after an unusual move by the U.S. government to intervene in a private lawsuit against the group, United Against Nuclear Iran. ...


Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti addresses the media during a news conference at the team's practice facility concerning the recent controversy surrounding former player Ray Rice on September 22, 2014 in Owings Mills, MarylandWashington (AFP) - Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen Bisciotti on Monday denied orchestrating a cover-up over the Ray Rice domestic violence case but apologized for the franchise's inadequate response to the scandal.


SpaceX breaks ground on Texas launch facilityRyder Cup players must leave egos behind : Rotella

TEXAS GETS SPACEX LAUNCH PADBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world. Space Exploration Technologies Corp, the company's formal name, last year entered the commercial satellite launch market. It broke ground at the site near Brownsville, not far from the Mexican border. The Hawthorne, California-based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, also flies cargo to the International Space Station under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA. ...


Mike Weir of Canada putts on the practice green during a practice day for the 2009 PGA Championship golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in ChaskaBy Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - The 24 players in this week's Ryder Cup must leave their egos at the front gate and focus on the needs of their respective teams, according to one of golf's top psychologists Dr Bob Rotella. The 65-year-old American, who boasts world number one and European team leader Rory McIlroy as a client, believes the stigma attached to being part of a losing team is hard to bear. "The players are competing for something bigger than themselves this week," Rotella told Reuters in a telephone interview from his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...


Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crashCommissioner Selig moves to hurry up pace of play

Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.


MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants(Reuters) - Efforts to speed up the pace of play in Major League Baseball have intensified as commissioner Bud Selig has challenged a new committee to find ways to shorten the average time of a game. Three seasons ago seven MLB teams averaged over three hours a game, while now all but one of the 30 teams do, according to CBSSports.com. "The goals of the committee will focus on decreasing time of game and improving the overall pace of play in the 2015 regular season and beyond," MLB said in a statement on Monday. ...




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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