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By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press

Appeals court rejection leaves Trump travel ban on hold

SAN FRANCISCO — The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim nations is on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban, allowing previously barred travellers to continue coming to the United States.

Federal appeals court strikes down cash payments to college athletes for use of their images

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the NCAA’s use of college athletes’ names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.