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By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

The 94-year-old former president was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering comfortably after successful surgery, spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said in a statement.

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.