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Ward played along side Wolfe during Super Bowl 50 run

T.J. Ward, the walk-on at Oregon who became a key part of Denver’s famed “No Fly Zone” secondary that helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. Ward played eight seasons in the NFL, earning All-Rookie team honors, two trips to the Pro Bowl ...

Tigers beat Pirates 5-2 to gain doubleheader split

DETROIT (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to get to .500 for the season on Wednesday. Instead, they’ll have to wait. Tyler Anderson pitched five strong innings to help Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday in a doubleheader opener. Detroit rallied for a 5-2 win ...

Snow axes Tribe game

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox because of snow, cold weather and a soggy field. Up to 4 inches of snow fell overnight in the Cleveland area, and there was still snow covering the infield tarp at Progressive Field when ...

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Indy 500 to host 135,000 The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the pandemic with 135,000 spectators permitted to attend “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next month. Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Wednesday it worked with the ...

One state making plans to stop the violence

The season for potentially violent street protests is upon us, sparked by the latest police shooting of a Black man in a suburb of Minneapolis. Officers in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, pulled over a car because it had an expired registration tag. They discovered the driver, Daunte Wright, 20, ...

In companies’ interest to save the Democracy

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a warning for American business: “Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex.” The sector’s complaints centered around Republicans’ going state to state to undermine free and fair elections. And so, are ...

EU outlines ambitious AI regulations focused on risky uses

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON — Risky uses of artificial intelligence that threaten people’s safety or rights such as live facial scanning should be banned or tightly controlled, European Union officials said Wednesday as they outlined an ambitious package of proposed ...

Ohio House OKs 2% income tax cut as part of $75B budget bill

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A $75 billion state budget containing a 2% personal income tax cut and an overhaul of the state’s system for funding schools cleared the Ohio House on Wednesday. The massive spending blueprint lays out spending for state programs ...

After months of study, lawmakers face election law decisions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A monthslong review of state election law by Pennsylvania representatives has wrapped up, but leaders said Wednesday it’s unclear what changes, if any, might be enacted for the November election. There are many ideas floating around, but House State Government Chair ...

Prince fans pay respects at Paisley Park

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late ...