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  • Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prison

    Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prison

    Associated Press - 5 minutes ago
    Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prison

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. …

  • Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

    Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

    Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
    Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. …

  • Asia shares mostly higher as oil falls back

    Asia shares mostly higher as oil falls back

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Asia shares mostly higher as oil falls back

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday in a rebound from losses earlier in the week. Japan reported lackluster inflation and household spending data that reinforced expectations the central bank may opt for additional monetary stimulus to perk up sluggish growth. …

  • Sharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova

    Sharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Sharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start. …

  • Enjoy England ride, Rooney tells Kane ahead of 2016 Euro qualifier

    Enjoy England ride, Rooney tells Kane ahead of 2016 Euro qualifier

    AFP News - 11 minutes ago
    Enjoy England ride, Rooney tells Kane ahead of 2016 Euro qualifier

    England captain Wayne Rooney has beseeched his new team-mate Harry Kane to savour the experience as the Tottenham Hotspur striker prepares for his first taste of international football. Kane, 21, has been drafted into the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson after scoring 29 goals this season and could make his debut in Friday's 2016 European Championship qualifier at home to Lithuania. It is over 12 years since Rooney made his England debut at the age of 17, in a friendly against Australia …