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Lion to predict Super Bowl winner after famous ape's death

Associated Press

A lion at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo will have a chance to pick the winner of the first Super Bowl since the death of a Utah ape who gained national fame by accurately predicting the winner for seven years in a row.

Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as Judge Wilkins reads the charges during his trial on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo, Pool)

After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

- Associated Press

With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial.

Former Lafayette school board consultant face ethics charge

Associated Press

The Louisiana Board of Ethics says the Lafayette school board's former insurance consultant allegedly violated ethics laws by offering a board member tickets to a Saints game while conducting business with the school board.

Investigator, coach credited with reviving stricken man

Associated Press

A New York State police investigator and a football coach are being credited with saving the life of a 48-year-old man who collapsed while playing basketball at a central New York high school.

Defendant Brandon Vandenburg listens as his attorney Fletcher Long argues for acquittal during the his trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Former Vanderbilt football players Vandenburg and Cory Batey are standing trial on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.  (AP Photo/Larry McCormack, Pool)

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

- Associated Press

A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

Former college football player sentenced for tax fraud

Associated Press

A former University of South Dakota football player has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in an identity theft scheme that fraudulently collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refunds.