Monday's Sports In Brief

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

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Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States, amid lingering concerns that the close ties the two democracies once enjoyed have lost their luster.

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.

Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors.

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort "astounding," "specious" and a "blatant violation" of an earlier court order.

Developer asks for more time for LA football plan

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A developer that proposed building an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles asked the mayor and other city officials Monday for more time to lure a professional football team.

Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Gov't settles with newspaper over seized notes

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Training for Coast Guard criminal investigators will be reviewed as part of a settlement with a Washington newspaper over the 2013 seizure of notes from one of the paper's former reporters.

Relative: Coach tried to save 4 dead in bus crash

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A Texas softball team coach did everything he could to save four of his players who died when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer smashed into their bus in Oklahoma, a relative said Monday.

Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

White House intruder got far past front door

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life.

USA Luge president to serve on 2022 IOC commission

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The president of USA Luge has been selected for a commission that will help the International Olympic Committee evaluate candidate cities for the 2022 Winter Games.

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.

High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin Tuesday.

Secret Service arrests man near Ethiopian Embassy

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.

VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

US urges restraint against Hong Kong protesters

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.

Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. He has gone on a hunger strike and is protesting force-feeding procedures administered by his jailers.