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Wed, 05/23/2012 - 4:41am
The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the "Deflategate" scandal (all times Eastern): Smith says the decision by U. S. District Judge Richard Berman should signal to all NFL team owners that collective bargaining is better than legal losses, leading to "far better results." Sports books in Las Vegas are shifting their odds on the Patriots now that a federal judge has ruled quarterback Tom Brady can play right away. The ruling erased a four game suspension dished out by the NFL in the dispute over underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game last season. Team owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick have not yet commented on a judge overturning the four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday, but the team tweeted a celebratory photo of its star. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate."
The Czech Post has issued a postage stamp in honor of Sir Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who organized mass evacuations of children to save them from Nazi concentration camps. The Briton arranged eight trains to carry 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia through Germany to Britain at the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
Dan Auerbach fronts new band The Arcs for diverse sound (AP) — Black Keys singer-guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach brought together studio musicians with diverse backgrounds in rock, soul, Latin and country for his new band, The Arcs. All hyperbole aside, the roster includes multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift, saxophonist and producer Leon Michels, drummer Homer Steinweiss and bassist Nick Movshon, and features country guitarist Kenny Vaughan, pedal steel player Russ Pahl and the all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The Associated Press talked with Auerbach, Swift and Michels, all longtime friends and collaborators, at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee, one of four places where the album was recorded over a two-week period. Because it was just as simple as whenever at least two of us had a day off and were in the same city, we would get together. Honestly ever since we gave it an identity and it became a real thing, it felt like everyone's excitement got a little bit more and everyone's dedication got a little bit more. How did it not end up becoming a big jam session?  there's like 30 songs that didn't make the record. How did you share producing duties? When we've worked with Dan on records he has produced, all of us trust each other enough that any idea is good. What did the all-female mariachi band bring to the album? It definitely added some depth to the music.
One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.
More than 150 refugees have entered Norway from Arctic Russia this year—a fraction of the estimated half-million people who have sought asylum in Europe, but the flow is quickening as Syrians share the tip for a cheaper and safer route.
Business RecorderMerkel - good chance of implementing Greek bailout regardless of pollReutersBERNE, Sept 3 There is a good chance Greece's third bailout package can be implemented regardless of the result of the Sept. 20 snap Greek election, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist