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NBA handles Twitter threats sent to Wizards

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards say the NBA has investigated a person who made threats to the team on Twitter after the first-round series win against the Chicago Bulls. Center Marcin Gortat said Thursday after practice that there was...
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NBA handles Twitter threats sent to Wizards

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards say the NBA has investigated a person who made threats to the team on Twitter after the first-round series win against the Chicago Bulls. Center Marcin Gortat said Thursday after practice that there was...

Oklahoma prison chief calls for execution review

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report by the head of Oklahoma’s corrections department recommends changes to procedure and more oversight after a botched execution this week. The report by director of Oklahoma’s Corrections Department Robert Patton released Thursday...

Oklahoma prison chief calls for execution review

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report by the head of Oklahoma’s corrections department recommends changes to procedure and more oversight after a botched execution this week. The report by director of Oklahoma’s Corrections Department Robert Patton released Thursday...

Kansas guard Tharpe to transfer for final season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe will transfer closer to home for his final season of eligibility, ending a tumultuous run with the Jayhawks that included three Big 12 championships and multiple off-court distractions. Tharpe said in a statement issued by...

Libertarian Loses Appeal, Remains Off May Ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied an attempt by the Libertarian Party of Ohio to get its gubernatorial candidate on the May 6 primary ballot. The party plans an immediate appeal. Ohio elections chief Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) disqualified the candidate,...

Internet Giants Eye Cheerleader’s Defamation Suit

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court is considering whether an Arizona-based gossip website should have been allowed to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager. Attorneys for both sides argued their case Thursday...
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Kevin Spacey takes us behind the curtain in film

AP Photo/Jeremy Whelehan NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey put his body through a lot playing “Richard III” for over 200 shows and across three continents. Tumbling down a massive sand dune in Qatar didn’t help. The “House of Cards” star found...
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‘Belle’ is diverse, female-led on and off camera

AP Photo/Taylor Jewell LOS ANGELES (AP) — British director Amma Asante knows how hard it is to get a costume drama off the ground – especially when it stars a black female newcomer and is directed by a black female with only one previous film to her credit. But for...

Report: Uses Of Force Are Up In Ohio Youth Prisons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Guards in Ohio’s youth prisons more often resorted to force to control their young charges last year, according to a new state report. The report released this week shows that use-of-force episodes in Ohio’s juvenile facilities increased 11...