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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges, accused of abusing office to aid donor Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2015. There are 273 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 2, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia,...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. NEW JERSEY SENATOR INDICTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES Democrat Bob Menendez allegedly performed political favors for a friend in exchange for gifts...
  • Iran extensions underscore Obama's dilemma in talks

    President Barack Obama's willingness to extend Iranian nuclear talks at least twice this week has laid bare the dilemma he faces as he pursues a high-stakes accord. Walking away from negotiations would strip Obama of a legacy-shaping deal, deeply...
  • Justice Dept.: No contempt charges for former IRS official

    The Justice Department won't seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. Attorney for the...
  • Obama signs law on donations to slain NY officers' families

    President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure allowing people to write off donations they made this year to the families of two slain New York police officers. Wenjian Liu (WEHN'-jihn loo) and Rafael Ramos (rah-fah-YEL' RAH'-mos) were shot in...
  • New Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges

    A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors. Menendez is...
  • Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again

    With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Iran nuclear talks stumble after missing deadline, heading for double overtime With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a...