State & National News

June 2, 2015 - 6:45am
6 min 45 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The former president of the Brazilian soccer confederation is facing corruption charges related to $147 million in transfers from his bank accounts as he led the preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Local newsmagazine Epoca reported that Brazil's Federal Police had investigated Ricardo Teixeira and in January recommended to federal prosecutors that he be charged for corruption crimes. The magazine says it has seen the police document....

June 2, 2015 - 5:07am
6 min 45 sec ago

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States beat host New Zealand 4-0 to become the first team to secure a place in the knockout rounds of the Under-20 World Cup while Ghana shocked South American champion Argentina 3-2 on Tuesday.

After beating Myanmar 2-1 in its opening match Saturday, the United States moved atop Group A to become the first of 24 teams to seal a place in the round of 16.

Earlier, Ukraine put the U.S. under pressure by beating...

June 2, 2015 - 4:17am
6 min 45 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says secretary general Jerome Valcke was not involved in the $10 million payment mentioned in the U.S. corruption probe rocking soccer's governing body.

FIFA says the payment was approved in 2007 by Julio Grondona, the former chairman of the finance committee who died last year.

The FIFA statement follows a New York Times report that American law enforcement officials believe Valcke transferred the money in 2008 to accounts...

June 2, 2015 - 4:02am
6 min 45 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Hartford 3, Providence 2

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

June 2, 2015 - 3:58am
6 min 45 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — CORRECTS: FIFA says Jerome Valcke not involved in $10M payment in US probe. (Corrects APNewsAlert that did not clearly state that Valcke was not involved.)

June 2, 2015 - 3:01am
6 min 45 sec ago

MONDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1

Milwaukee 1, St. Louis 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 3, Kane County 0

Quad Cities 4, Burlington 2

TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m....

June 2, 2015 - 2:55am
6 min 45 sec ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's beloved "Mayor" is gone, lured to the riches and challenges of the NBA.

At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent.

The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew up in Ames, served as a ball boy for the Cyclones and later starred for legendary coach Johnny Orr. As a coach, he brought back the "Hilton Magic" to a success-starved fan base.

Rare was the day when Hoiberg could walk down the...

June 2, 2015 - 2:08am
6 min 45 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Taylor Bloom gave up one hit and one unearned run in six-plus innings and Maryland knocked top-seeded UCLA out of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 victory in the championship game of the UCLA regional Monday night.

Kevin Martir had three hits and scored a run and closer Kevin Mooney pitched three scoreless innings to lift Maryland (42-22) into a super regional against Virginia, a rematch of the series Virginia won in three games last year....

June 2, 2015 - 1:56am
6 min 45 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Jenner is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.

Years ago, the handsome, muscular Jenner's picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box after he won the Olympic gold medal.

Jenner is not the first celebrity to transition from one gender to another in the public eye.

But on Monday, Jenner lit up the cyber universe when by...

June 2, 2015 - 1:15am
6 min 45 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit his ninth career grand slam off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning and Michael Pineda allowed two runs pitching into the seventh in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Mariners on Monday night.

The anticipated matchup between two of the top right-handers in the American League met expectations for three innings before Hernandez (8-2) fell apart in stunning fashion.

The Yankees took advantage of five walks and a...

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