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Iowa administrator testifies fired coaches often gay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality. Jane Meyer testified about Iowa coaches as her case continued in Des Moines, where jurors are considering her claim that ... Read More »

Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination

Corey Crawford

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After posting two of the top four records in the NHL in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets both need to find out a way to get a win on the road or their playoff runs will end almost as soon as they began. The Blackhawks were shut out twice at ... Read More »

State officials ask Congress to secure ‘Obamacare’ subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — State officials are asking Congress to guarantee billions of dollars in health insurance subsidies under a legal cloud as a result of Republican opposition to “Obamacare.” In a letter Wednesday to congressional leaders, the nonpartisan National Association of Insurance Commissioners said the so-called cost-sharing reductions are essential for keeping insurance markets stable next year. Insurers use the ... Read More »

Casino still holding Elvis Presley items sought by estate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by a Las Vegas casino, a year after the King’s estate filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back from a short-lived exhibit. Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino’s chief operating officer Mark Waltrip said Wednesday that the items — including stage outfits, jewelry and ... Read More »

Kurt Vonnegut museum wants end to dispute as funds dwindle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is asking a judge to quickly rule on a lawsuit stemming from its failed move, saying it could run out of money before the case is resolved. The museum moved to a new location in Indianapolis in October but stayed only until February after finding structural defects and water damage. The ... Read More »

Nevada woman accused of faking son’s death to raise money

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say a woman faces criminal charges after she faked that her 10-year-old son had leukemia and died, helping her raise more than $2,000. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says Victoria Morrison was arrested last Friday at a motel in Nevada’s capital city. Authorities placed the son and Morrison’s three other children in the custody ... Read More »