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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given a record seven-match suspension and a Â£60,000 ($100,000, 72,000 euros) fine for headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The 52-year-old will be banned from attending Newcastle's games for the first three matches of the suspension, with the remaining four matches to be served as a touchline ban. It is the longest ban to be handed to a Premier League manager since the English top flight was rebranded in 1992. "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge," read a statement on the FA website.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.