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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the lights at a state garage because of an unpaid electric bill.
Cricket Australia said Tuesday they will schedule more day-night Test matches following the overwhelming success of the recent trial against New Zealand staged under lights in Adelaide. A total attendance of 123,736 fans over three days at Adelaide Oval along with 3.19 million prime-time viewers watching free-to-air television coverage on Sunday's final day confirmed the strong acceptance of the day-night Test played with a pink ball, CA chief executive James Sutherland said. “At Cricket Australia we are about putting fans first so we are delighted that so many have embraced the day-night Test concept,” he said.
Japan was facing mounting condemnation Tuesday over its decision to resume killing whales in Antarctica, with conservationists saying it was open to another legal challenge. Australia and New Zealand have led criticism of the resumption of "scientific" whaling, with both expressing disappointment. "It's not scientific research, it's straight up commercial whaling, and it's been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice," said Nathaniel Pelle from Greenpeace Australia.