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Nastase banned from Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019

LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup tie in April. In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said on Friday the 1973 French Open champion will not be able to work in an ... Read More »

Matt Luke tries to pull together shattered Ole Miss program

The task of pulling together Mississippi’s shattered football program is now in the hands of interim coach Matt Luke. The 40-year-old was promoted from co-offensive coordinator on Thursday night in the stunning aftermath of coach Hugh Freeze’s resignation for a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a call to an escort service . It’s just ... Read More »

Judge halts Wisconsin county rule for apps like Pokemon Go

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin county is likely violating the U.S. Constitution’s free-speech protection with its requirement that game developers obtain permits for augmented-reality apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks, a federal judge says. Wisconsin U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller ruled Thursday that Milwaukee County can’t enforce the ordinance while a lawsuit over it moves forward. Irvine, ... Read More »

Cincinnati Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones suspended 1 game

Adam Jones

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opener against Baltimore for his role in an altercation at a downtown hotel earlier this year. Jones had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the January incident, the latest in a history of off-the-field legal issues for the NFL veteran. The NFL said Friday ... Read More »

Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

DETROIT (AP) — Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it will open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul passengers in their self-driving vehicles ... Read More »

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

Kim Davis, David Moore

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys’ fees in a same-sex couple’s winning fight against a county clerk who refused to issue them a marriage license. But the clerk wasn’t liable for those fees. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said Friday that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was acting ... Read More »

Doctors’ group tells Senate to fix, not repeal ‘Obamacare’

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s largest doctors’ group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace. The American Medical Association said proposed Republican bills — one to repeal and replace the 2010 health law, the other to repeal only — would ... Read More »

UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade

LONDON (AP) — A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling home-made lemonade to fans attending the ... Read More »

US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forces

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States said Friday that an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province killed an unspecified number of Afghan security forces. The provincial governor confirmed the deaths, saying at least two commanders were among those killed but the final death count was not immediately known. The Department of Defense said the U.S. was supporting Afghan troops, ... Read More »

Poll finds lower support for Catalan independence from Spain

MADRID (AP) — Support for independence in the prosperous Spanish region of Catalonia is waning less than three months ahead of a planned referendum, an opinion poll published Friday indicated. The poll showed that 49.4 percent of Catalans are against seceding from Spain, up one percentage point from a March poll, while 41.4 percent want independence, down 3 percentage points. ... Read More »