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Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee announced on Friday that the committee would hold a hearing regarding addressing domestic violence in professional sports.

Rockefeller, D-W. Va., said that the hearing will examine the current policies held by the four major sports leagues — the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. The hearing is expected to focus on how those policies deter violence, promote awareness, provide due process and punish those who commit acts of domestic violence.

The hearing, to be held on the afternoon of Dec. 2, will also examine potential future policies.

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DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — A District Court judge on Friday approved a settlement worth as much as $450 million in which Apple would pay consumers in connection with accusations that the company violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices.

According to the New York Times, Judge Denise Cote approved the settlement reached this summer in which Apple would pay $400 million to consumers in cash and e-book credits and $50 million to lawyers. Apple currently has an appeal going through the courts, which, if the verdict in the original case is overturned, would see Apple pay just $50 million to customers and $20 million to lawyers.

Apple was accused of working with five major publishers to raise the average price of e-books from the standard $9.99. All five of those publishers have settled their parts of the case, including three — Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette Book Group — who settled on the day the case was filed.

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DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — A District Court judge on Friday approved a settlement worth as much as $450 million in which Apple would pay consumers in connection with accusations that the company violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices.

According to the New York Times, Judge Denise Cote approved the settlement reached this summer in which Apple would pay $400 million to consumers in cash and e-book credits and $50 million to lawyers. Apple currently has an appeal going through the courts, which, if the verdict in the original case is overturned, would see Apple pay just $50 million to customers and $20 million to lawyers.

Apple was accused of working with five major publishers to raise the average price of e-books from the standard $9.99. All five of those publishers have settled their parts of the case, including three — Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette Book Group — who settled on the day the case was filed.

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DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — A District Court judge on Friday approved a settlement worth as much as $450 million in which Apple would pay consumers in connection with accusations that the company violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices.

According to the New York Times, Judge Denise Cote approved the settlement reached this summer in which Apple would pay $400 million to consumers in cash and e-book credits and $50 million to lawyers. Apple currently has an appeal going through the courts, which, if the verdict in the original case is overturned, would see Apple pay just $50 million to customers and $20 million to lawyers.

Apple was accused of working with five major publishers to raise the average price of e-books from the standard $9.99. All five of those publishers have settled their parts of the case, including three — Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette Book Group — who settled on the day the case was filed.

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — According to a poll conducted by ESPN, FBS coaches rather have an eight-team playoff rather than the current four-team format.

The poll, which 103 of the 128 FBS coaches voted in, showed 44 percent prefer an eight-team playoff, 29 percent are happy with the current four-team playoff and 17 percent want a 16-team playoff.

Most off the coaches who voted for an eight-team playoff think that system should be comprised of the conference champions from each of the Power 5 conferences as well as either the top-ranked team from the Power 5 and the two-highest ranked at-large teams, or just the three-highest ranked at-large teams.

ACC commissioner John Swofford said earlier in the week that an eight-team playoff would probably be ideal.

“You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before,” Swofford said. “But whoever’s fifth or sixth is not going to be happy. There will be some (Power 5) conferences that won’t have a team in the playoff.”

There was one coach who voted fo a 64-team playoff.

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — According to a poll conducted by ESPN, FBS coaches rather have an eight-team playoff rather than the current four-team format.

The poll, which 103 of the 128 FBS coaches voted in, showed 44 percent prefer an eight-team playoff, 29 percent are happy with the current four-team playoff and 17 percent want a 16-team playoff.

Most off the coaches who voted for an eight-team playoff think that system should be comprised of the conference champions from each of the Power 5 conferences as well as either the top-ranked team from the Power 5 and the two-highest ranked at-large teams, or just the three-highest ranked at-large teams.

ACC commissioner John Swofford said earlier in the week that an eight-team playoff would probably be ideal.

“You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before,” Swofford said. “But whoever’s fifth or sixth is not going to be happy. There will be some (Power 5) conferences that won’t have a team in the playoff.”

There was one coach who voted fo a 64-team playoff.

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — According to a poll conducted by ESPN, FBS coaches rather have an eight-team playoff rather than the current four-team format.

The poll, which 103 of the 128 FBS coaches voted in, showed 44 percent prefer an eight-team playoff, 29 percent are happy with the current four-team playoff and 17 percent want a 16-team playoff.

Most off the coaches who voted for an eight-team playoff think that system should be comprised of the conference champions from each of the Power 5 conferences as well as either the top-ranked team from the Power 5 and the two-highest ranked at-large teams, or just the three-highest ranked at-large teams.

ACC commissioner John Swofford said earlier in the week that an eight-team playoff would probably be ideal.

“You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before,” Swofford said. “But whoever’s fifth or sixth is not going to be happy. There will be some (Power 5) conferences that won’t have a team in the playoff.”

There was one coach who voted fo a 64-team playoff.

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — According to a poll conducted by ESPN, FBS coaches rather have an eight-team playoff rather than the current four-team format.

The poll, which 103 of the 128 FBS coaches voted in, showed 44 percent prefer an eight-team playoff, 29 percent are happy with the current four-team playoff and 17 percent want a 16-team playoff.

Most off the coaches who voted for an eight-team playoff think that system should be comprised of the conference champions from each of the Power 5 conferences as well as either the top-ranked team from the Power 5 and the two-highest ranked at-large teams, or just the three-highest ranked at-large teams.

ACC commissioner John Swofford said earlier in the week that an eight-team playoff would probably be ideal.

“You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before,” Swofford said. “But whoever’s fifth or sixth is not going to be happy. There will be some (Power 5) conferences that won’t have a team in the playoff.”

There was one coach who voted fo a 64-team playoff.

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — According to a poll conducted by ESPN, FBS coaches rather have an eight-team playoff rather than the current four-team format.

The poll, which 103 of the 128 FBS coaches voted in, showed 44 percent prefer an eight-team playoff, 29 percent are happy with the current four-team playoff and 17 percent want a 16-team playoff.

Most off the coaches who voted for an eight-team playoff think that system should be comprised of the conference champions from each of the Power 5 conferences as well as either the top-ranked team from the Power 5 and the two-highest ranked at-large teams, or just the three-highest ranked at-large teams.

ACC commissioner John Swofford said earlier in the week that an eight-team playoff would probably be ideal.

“You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before,” Swofford said. “But whoever’s fifth or sixth is not going to be happy. There will be some (Power 5) conferences that won’t have a team in the playoff.”

There was one coach who voted fo a 64-team playoff.

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Credit: Alex Potemkin/Getty Images(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) — Another detainee who had been held at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center was released on Saturday, as the Department of Defense announced the transfer of Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani from Guantanamo Bay to the government of Saudi Arabia.

Al-Zahrani is the sixth detainee transferred in the last three days and the seventh in two weeks. He had been subject to a periodic review process, including representatives from numerous government agencies. That board determined that Al-Zahrani does not pose a significant threat to U.S. security.

“In the past two weeks, the Department of Defense has transferred seven detainees,” Paul Lewis, special envoy for Guantanamo detention closure said. “A total of 13 detainees have been transferred this year. This strikes a responsible balance and reflects the careful deliberation the Secretary of Defense brings to the transfer process, and follows a rigorous process in the interagency to review several items including security review prior to any transfer.”

Approximately 142 detainees remain at Guantanamo.

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