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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Al Ahly club player Mohamed Aboutrika is embraced by a fan after winning South Africa's Orlando Pirates, at the Arab Contractors stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 have added one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players, Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror watch and no-fly list over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization. Authorities also say they've arrested nine alleged Brotherhood leaders for planning to "disrupt order and security" on the upcoming Jan. 25 anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. (AP Photo/Osama Abdel Naby, File)
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  • FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Al Ahly club player Mohamed Aboutrika is embraced by a fan after winning South Africa's Orlando Pirates, at the Arab Contractors stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 have added one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players, Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror watch and no-fly list over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization. Authorities also say they've arrested nine alleged Brotherhood leaders for planning to "disrupt order and security" on the upcoming Jan. 25 anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. (AP Photo/Osama Abdel Naby, File)

    Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have placed one of the country’s all-time greatest soccer players on a terror watch and no-fly list, over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization, judicial officials said Wednesday. Court officials said Wednesday that Mohamed Aboutrika, of Cairo’s Al-Ahly club and the national team, […]
  • Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Stadium manager says protesters had tickets to Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man and a woman who hung from the rafters during a Vikings game and unfurled a banner in protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline entered U.S. Bank Stadium with tickets, and stadium officials said Tuesday that protesters hid their climbing equipment under winter clothing. Three people were arrested Sunday after […]
  • Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Oil pipeline protesters unfurl huge banner at Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters trying to stymie the Dakota Access oil pipeline sneaked up on a truss connected to the roof and rappelled down to unfurl a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the Minnesota Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears. Play was not interrupted on the field during Sunday’s game, but eight […]
  • Minnesota players celebrate after beating Washington State 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

    Prosecutor decides no charges after 2nd look at Gophers case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten suspended Minnesota football players will not face charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault near campus, prosecutors announced Friday after taking a second look at the case. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman had previously declined to charge the players in connection with the September incident that triggered suspensions, possible expulsions, […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, University of Minnesota wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky, flanked by quarterback Mitch Leidner, left, and tight end Duke Anyanwu stands in front of other team members as he reads a statement on behalf of the players in the Nagurski Football Complex in Minneapolis, Minn. Interviews by The Associated Press revealed a lingering divide between an administration trying to actively investigate allegations from a woman who says she was pressured into sex with multiple football players and a team that was concerned about the fairness of the process. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)

    At Minnesota, a boycott is over but tensions are not

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota President Eric Kaler stepped behind the podium and began to speak, a crisis averted after seven Golden Gophers football players announced that the team would not boycott the upcoming Holiday Bowl against Washington State because 10 of their teammates had been suspended in a sexual assault case. “I listened to their […]