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15 detained in counterterrorism raids10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

A police officer searches a house in Mount Gravatt, Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Australian police detained 15 people on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Dave Hunt)Australian police: Intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


Texas executes woman for starving child to deathYour Top Plays for Today

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)Lisa Coleman was convicted of torturing, starving her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault chargesNFL's Arizona Cardinals say Dwyer deactivated after his arrest

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.


PHOENIX (Reuters) - The NFL's Arizona Cardinals said they deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer from all team activities on Wednesday after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. In a statement, the team said it became aware of the allegations on Wednesday afternoon when they were notified by Phoenix police, and they said they are cooperating fully. "Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities," the Cardinals said. (Reporting by David Schwartz; Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Sandra Maler)
S.C. dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him: warrantDwyer of NFL's Arizona Cardinals arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., where is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama, Tuesday, where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.


NFL: Preseason-Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota VikingsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Detectives in Phoenix arrested Jonathan Dwyer, a running back with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, on Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence in late July, a police spokesman said. The Phoenix Police Department gave few details, but said the incidents involved a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. In an email, Sergeant Trent Crump said Dwyer "admitted to the incidents, however, denied any physical assaults. ...


Survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreckPeterson won't rejoin Vikings until abuse case resolved

Mohamed Raad, a 23-year-old from Gaza, talks to AFP at the port town of Chania on Crete island on September 17, 2014Chania (Greece) (AFP) - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has denied the whipping he administered to his son with a tree branch was child abuse. He said in a statement he was subject to similar disciplinary measures as a childMinneapolis (AFP) - Adrian Peterson won't rejoin the Minnesota Vikings until the child abuse charge he faces is resolved, the NFL team's owners said Wednesday, admitting their first decision to let him play was wrong.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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