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18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that …

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Don’t blame Mrs. O’Leary’s cow for the Great Chicago Fire

CHICAGO ((DailyNews)) — Chicago seems to like to pin the blame for its misfortune on farm animals. For decades the Cubs’ failure to get to the World Series was the …

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Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

LONDON ((DailyNews)) — Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a …

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Stafford, Rams beat Seahawks 26-17; Wilson injures finger

SEATTLE ((DailyNews)) — Matthew Stafford was able to manage the discomfort with the finger on his throwing hand and pick apart the Seattle Seahawks’ beleaguered defense. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson was …

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Brewers announcer Bob Uecker honored for 50 years behind mic

MILWAUKEE ((DailyNews)) — As expected, the ceremony honoring popular Brewers announcer Bob Uecker’s half-century at the microphone involved remembrances, appreciation — and a heavy dose of humorous stories. At least …

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Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

BRUSSELS ((DailyNews)) — It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or Battle of the …

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Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

MANILA, Philippines ((DailyNews)) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at …

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AP Top 25: Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th

Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 …

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