- Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns
- Bob McDonnell’s defense: Lonely wife developed ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
- House Republicans unveil bill to speed deportations of border children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
Question of the Day
USOC to resume talks on revenue-sharing dispute
LONDON — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders will resume negotiations with the IOC this week about the revenue-sharing dispute that’s been blocking potential American bids for the games, including the 2022 Winter Olympics.
USOC chairman Larry Probst and CEO Scott Blackmun told the Associated Press on Wednesday that they will hold talks with International Olympic Committee officials Friday in Innsbruck, Austria, during the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The negotiations with the IOC, ongoing for more than a year, are aimed at resolving the dispute over the U.S. share of Olympic television and marketing revenues. The IOC believes the American cut is excessive and should be redistributed.
• Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke was in critical condition Wednesday, a day after she was airlifted from the mountains of Utah to a Salt Lake City hospital with injuries following a training accident in the superpipe.
The 29-year-old Burke is widely considered the foremost pioneer for her main sport of freestyle half-pipe. She lobbied aggressively to have it included in the Olympics, where it will debut in 2014.
Rome taking talk show from ESPN to CBS
NEW YORK — Sports talk show host Jim Rome is leaving ESPN for CBS’ networks.
He will host a half-hour weekday show on cable channel CBS Sports Network called “Rome” starting in April. CBS said Wednesday that he would also have a sports and entertainment series on Showtime beginning late this year. Rome will contribute to CBS’ coverage of the NFL, NCAA basketball and U.S. Open tennis.
Rome will continue to host his nationally syndicated radio show.
PGA commissioner Finchem gets four-year extension
HONOLULU — PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has received a four-year contract extension, keeping him in charge of golf’s biggest tour through 2016.
Finchem, 64, has been commissioner since 1994. He suggested last year he might be willing to stay on the job after his contract was up in 2012. The extension was approved by a policy board of five independent directors and four player directors.
From wire dispatches and staff reports
- Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Obama's brother wears Hamas scarf bearing anti-Israel slogans in photo
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- D.C. seeks to stay judge's order allowing gun owners to carry in public
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- Smugglers, rainstorm combine to poke holes in border fence
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- Obama: 'Not a new Cold War,' but new Russia sanctions announced
- McCLAUGHRY: Finish off the "Islamic State" quickly and cheaply
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