Governor orders criminal probe of Texas gymnastics ranch

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a criminal investigation Tuesday into claims that former doctor Larry Nassar abused some of his victims at the Karolyi Ranch, a Texas facility that was the training ground for U.S. women's gymnastics.

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  • Written by By JIM VERTUNO , Associated Press

MSU official: Ex.-Gov. Engler to be named interim president

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Gov. John Engler will be named the interim president of Michigan State University amid the fallout over sexual assaults committed by former sports doctor Larry Nassar, a high-ranking school official involved in the board of trustees' plan said Tuesday.

  • Written by By DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press

Lawyers chase O.J. Simpson over $70M wrongful death judgment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson is cashing in on autographs since his release from prison and should pay the money toward a wrongful death judgment that now exceeds $70 million, according to a lawyer for the family of Fred Goldman whose son was killed in 1994 along with Simpson's ex-wife.

  • Written by By BRIAN MELLEY , Associated Press

Super Bowl ads aim for the heart - and sometimes lower

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower.

  • Written by By MAE ANDERSON , The Associated Press

Pistons land Griffin from Clippers as LA sheds another star

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster by acquiring one of the NBA's top players in Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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