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Former Team USA gymnast Jeanette Antolin, right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of member gymnasiums and coaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports. Jamie ...
President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds up a document concerning a Washington Post story on Sally Yates as he talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, rail cars are filled with coal and sprayed with a topper agent to suppress dust at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyoming. (Ryan Dorgan/Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

In this March 16, 2017 file photo, copies of President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Marco Contreras, 41, right, asks Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Ryan if he can address the court Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after he was declared factually innocent. Contreras, whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by the judge, walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison. Marco Contreras, now 41, was embraced by ...
Law enforcement agents investigate the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Monday, March 27, 2017. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP)

BY SOPHIA TAREEN CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago activists and residents called for more transparency Tuesday as officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigate an agent-involved shooting that left a ...
Las Vegas SWAT officers surround a bus along Las Vegas Boulevard, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Wagoner county and Broken Arrow law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a failed robbery that led to the death of three men who broke into the house in Broken Arrow, Okla., Monday, March 27, 2017. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

In a Monday, March 18, 1991 file photo, Pamela Smart answers questions from the defense in her murder conspiracy trial in Rockingham County Superior Court in Exeter, New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Jon Pierre Lasseigne, File)

In a photo from March 10, 2017, work continues on the water replacement lines in Flint, Michigan. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch speaks at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., in support of legislation to continue funding for services provided by Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

In this March 16, 2017 photo provided by The Strong museum, the 12 finalists for induction this year into The Strong museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame are pictured at the museum in Rochester, New York. (Bethany Mosher/The Strong via AP


SPORTS

Former Team USA gymnast Jeanette Antolin, right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of member gymnasiums and coaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse ...
President Donald Trump waves as he walks off stage after signing an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day 1st pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day. A spokeswoman for ...
In this photo taken Dec. 26, 2016, then-Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin (80) gains yardage after catching a pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

NFL players push lawmakers on criminal justice reform

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Football is hard. But for Malcolm Jenkins of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, convincing politicians to enact meaningful changes to the nation’s criminal justice system ...
In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten runs the ball in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Longtime Cowboys TE Witten signs extension through 2021

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas tight end Jason Witten has signed a four-year contract extension that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys. The ...
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaks during an NCAA college football news conference at Spartan Stadium, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP)

Dantonio says MSU ‘extremely concerned’ about allegations

BY NOAH TRISTER EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With his program embroiled in a sexual assault investigation, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio decided more conventional questions about spring practice would ...


Entertainment

In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on Oct. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York. (AP Photos/Richard Shotwell, left, and Richard Drew)
Entertainment

O’Reilly apologizes for jest about Maxine Waters’ hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly apologized Tuesday for saying he had a hard time concentrating on California Rep. Maxine Waters during a speech because he was ...
In this Jan. 15, 2017 file photo, Ken Burns speaks at the PBS's "The Vietnam War" panel at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Entertainment

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film ...
In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Michael Phelps poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Celebrity

Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network’s Shark Week this summer, although he won’t be asked to outswim one. It’s not immediately clear what ...
Drew Lawrence, left, and Joey Paur film a segment for their web show "Geek Tyrant" in front of an advertisement for the upcoming film "Wonder Woman" during CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Entertainment

Elton John to help develop animated ‘Technicolor Dreamcoat’

BY LINDSEY BAHR LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elton John is teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to develop an animated adaptation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ...
This image released by Sesame Workshop shows Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of "Sesame Street," on April 10, 2017, on both PBS and HBO. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP)
Entertainment

Public television chief says Trump budget would hit options

BY KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some ...

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