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The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):10:15 p.m.Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.Bloomberg was scheduled...

Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | February 14, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.The verdict was returned by...

Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

February 14, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter.Anthony Wilson said he was asked if he was crazy for...

Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it’s the Mecca of hoops

By TIM REYNOLDS | February 13, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles.Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities.But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago...

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes

By PAT EATON-ROBB | February 12, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports.Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea...

Deadly fire hangs over success of top Brazilian soccer club


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment.For a year, she has been trying...

Man who ran down 2 students faces manslaughter charges

February 7, 2020

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit with his truck as they ran on a sidewalk just a day after his own son was killed in a traffic accident.Max...

Wisconsin teacher charged with trying to record students

By SCOTT BAUER | January 30, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school teacher who led students on business club trips pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal child pornography charges for allegedly using hidden cameras to secretly record students. The teacher's attorney said...

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

By MICHAEL MELIA | January 27, 2020

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s...