12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment

The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes: SCHEME A – 1993, 1995 AND 1997 COPA AMERICAS Traffic Brazil purchased rights for the three tournaments in a deal worth $6.6 million. Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay, then president of...

After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post. An African-American immigrant to Israel wrote a Facebook post last week accusing an Interior Ministry...
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No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

AP Photo/Uncredited PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad – they were...

J&J accepts offer from Cardinal Health for Cordis unit

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care giant Johnson & Johnson has formally accepted a $2 billion offer to sell its Cordis heart devices unit to Cardinal Health. The offer was initially made March 1. The companies expect the deal to close toward the end of 2015. The Cordis...

Avago to buy chipmaker Broadcom for about $37B

NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion. The deal, announced Thursday, comes at a time when technology stocks are booming and the companies that make the guts for tablets and smartphones are...

NPR’s ‘Serial’ plans for 2 more seasons, beginning this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — “Serial” junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. National Public Radio’s wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series. In an email sent to “Serial” newsletter subscribers on Wednesday, producers said they hope...
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Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

AP Photo/Rob Latour LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved. “Growing up, I felt very, very depressed,” she said. “Even though I was playing concerts and living out my dream, I couldn’t tell...

Ohio Man Accused Of Urging Son To Fight Gets Probation

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man who encouraged his 12-year-old son to fight another boy and then recorded the brawl on his cellphone has been sentenced to two years of probation. As part of a plea agreement, 39-year-old Walter Ganous pleaded guilty to a charge of...

Scientists To Discuss Plastic Challenge In Great Lakes

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Scientists specializing in the Great Lakes are going to be hearing about the challenge plastic pollution poses for the lakes during a conference at the University of Vermont. The Thursday sessions on plastics pollution is one of many being held this week in...

Federal Judge Sets New Trial Date For Accused Ohio Terrorist

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a new trial date for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas terrorism training. Columbus resident Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH’-mahn shayk moh-HAH’-mud) has pleaded not guilty to charges...