|_______________||1 || Bill to end New York tampon tax heads to governor |
|(Reuters) - A bill to end sales taxes on tampons and sanitary napkins received final approval from New York lawmakers on Wednesday and is headed to the governor, who voiced strong support of the legislation. Several other states have already enacted such exemptions as a movement builds against a tax that critics say unjustly targets women. The New York State Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the bill, which exempts feminine hygiene products like sanitary napkins, tampons, and panty liners from the state's sales and compensating use tax.|
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|_______________||2 || Park playing through pain into major, Hall of Fame |
Second-ranked Park In-Bee will fight through left thumb pain at this week's LPGA Volvik Championship to prepare for the next major event and reach the International Golf Hall of Fame. The South Korean star, who completed a career Grand Slam last year, has battled a left thumb injury for months, one that forced her to withdraw from last week's Kingsmill Championship.
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|_______________||3 || Spieth tries to relax at Colonial after another stumble |
Reigning US Open champion Jordan Spieth has tried to relax ahead of Thursday's start of the US PGA's event at Colonial, hoping to find his form and put recent struggles behind him. The world number two from Texas stumbled in the final round last Sunday at the Byron Nelson Championship after lurking one shot off the lead after 36 and 54 holes at his hometown event. Add to that a missed cut at the Players Championship and a back-nine Sunday meltdown that cost him a repeat Masters crown last month at Augusta National and it's easy to understand why he's seeking to find the fun and shake swing problems at the Dean and Deluca International in Fort Worth, Texas.
|4h 10min 50sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Former NBA, NFL players charged in tax fraud scheme |
A former National Basketball Association player famed for delivering a devastating punch during a 1977 on-court fight has been arrested and charged with fraud in conspiracy with a National Football League Hall of Famer, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. A grand jury indictment alleges retired basketball player Kermit Washington, 64, defrauded donors, eBay, PayPal and the Internal Revenue Service for nearly three years by persuading people, including former professional athletes, to make donations to Project Contact Africa, a charity he had founded. Ron Mix, a professional football Hall of Famer who played most of his career with the San Diego Chargers, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of filing a false tax return in connection with the case, prosecutors said in a statement.
|5h 12min 3sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Noah tells teammates he's done with Chicago Bulls: report |
Joakim Noah has told teammates in recent weeks that he is finished playing for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday, saying he has no faith in team executives. This past season, the Bulls went 42-40, two games behind the Detroit Pistons for the last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The report said Noah did not cite his early season tension with first-year Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg as part of the reason he was looking to leave.
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|_______________||6 || Buffalo Bills executive backs off sport 'not for humans' remark |
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley backed off comments saying humans should not play American football, calling his earlier remarks "a poor choice of words" in a statement Wednesday. Whaley was asked Tuesday on Buffalo radio station WGR-550 if Bills receiver Sammy Watkins is injury-prone. Watkins is expected to be out of pre-season exhibition games with a broken left foot.
|5h 55min 21sec ago|