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New Zealand moves to make match fixing a crime

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— New Zealand lawmakers have unanimously supported legislation which would make match fixing a criminal offense in time for next year's Cricket World Cup.

  • Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

  • Peace Corps workers isolated after Ebola exposure

    Two Peace Corps volunteers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus.

  • Massachusetts lawmakers OK PAC disclosure bill

    Massachusetts lawmakers have accepted a bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs.

  • Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave

    Few Americans have employers who give them paid family leave.

  • J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

    Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.

  • First Lady on homeless veterans: 58,000 is a moral outrage

    First Lady Michelle Obama -- who has made veterans issues a hallmark of her tenure -- will take the administration’s efforts at ending homelessness among veterans to the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

  • Israel and Gaza: U.S leverage is limited

    President Barack Obama’s call for a ceasefire to Israel’s assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis.

  • New GAO testimony faults HHS management of federal marketplace project

    - The Department of Health and Human Services failed to properly plan and oversee development of the federal health insurance marketplace despite tight deadlines, ever-changing requirements and the complex nature of the project, according to new congressional testimony released on Wednesday.

  • NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

    A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.

  • Candidate McCormick delivers 17,000 signatures

    Independent candidate for governor Jeff McCormick says he's submitted more than 17,000 signatures to local city and town clerks to help secure a spot on the November ballot.

  • Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

    A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to streamline how colleges handle cases of sexual assault.

  • Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

    President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.

  • Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.

  • New 'know your customer' rules proposed for banks

    The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.

  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected by the end of the week.

  • More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

    Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.

  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

    Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

  • Africa summit to proceed despite Ebola outbreak

    The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

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