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 2020-02-15 00:01 

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Column: Some schools cling to antiquated female nicknames...

Amazingly, this is still a thing as we begin the third decade of the 21st century. A handful of colleges, most notably the second-ranked women's basketball team in the country, refuse to let go of antiquated nicknames that adorn their female programs....

 2020-02-15 00:01 

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Overwatch esports games moved from China to Seoul amid virus...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Overwatch League is relocating scheduled esports matches from three cities in China to Seoul due to the outbreak of a virus which has killed nearly 1,400 people. The OWL postponed matches scheduled in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hang...

 2020-02-15 00:00 

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With Betts gone, Red Sox fill holes in OF and at leadoff...

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Win. Dance. Delete. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the "Killer B's" who patrolled the Fenway outfield and led the team to a Worl...

 2020-02-15 00:00 

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How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others...

A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted Friday on charges that she lied to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997. It's the latest fallout from the scandal...

 2020-02-15 00:00 

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Fish earns speed-skating gold, world record in 10,000m...

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Graeme Fish broke a world record on his way to winning his first long track speed-skating world championship. Fish finished in 12 minutes, 33.86 seconds Friday to claim gold in the men's 10,000 meters in the opening event of ...

 2020-02-14 23:09 

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60-day law license suspension suggested for Indiana AG...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 60-day law license suspension is being recommended for Indiana's attorney general after allegations that he grabbed the buttocks of a female state legislator and inappropriately touched three other women during a party. The...

 2020-02-14 23:08 

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In Nevada, Klobuchar's shifts on immigration under scrutiny...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she no longer believes English should be the national language of the U.S., disavowing a vote she took more than a decade ago as she tries to build support in a state where Hispan...

 2020-02-14 23:07 

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US prosecutors end old terror case against California man...

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — Federal prosecutors in California on Friday ended what once was among the nation's highest profile anti-terrorism cases, after a judge earlier overturned the conviction that grew from conspiracy allegations in the wake o...

 2020-02-14 23:05 

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LGBTQ activists, Gov. Walz, demand 'conversion therapy' ban....

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and LGBTQ activists rallied at the state Capitol on Friday to demand that the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate pass a ban on "conversion therapy" for minors, a discredited practice that seeks to tur...

 2020-02-14 23:05 

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Adam Scott surges at Riviera; Woods stumbles in record bid...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of fans gathered around Tiger Woods in the left rough to see if he could avoid yet another bogey Friday in a round that made a bid for his first victory at Riviera and the record 83rd of his PGA Tour career a lot tougher...

 2020-02-14 23:04 

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Bellinger: Altuve stole MVP from Yankees' Judge...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's Jos Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year's World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers. "These guys were cheating ...

 2020-02-14 23:04 

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Second helping of Marte gives D-backs lineup another boost...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Starling Marte has fond memories of his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, especially the stretch from 2013 to 2015 when the franchise made it to the playoffs three straight seasons. A few minutes of research reveale...

 2020-02-14 23:03 

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MacPhail says Phillies expect to pay luxury tax this season...

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail reiterated that team ownership is willing to go over the luxury tax threshold to make the playoffs. The Phillies have made several high-profile free-agent signings over the past f...

 2020-02-14 23:02 

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Mickey Callaway focused on Halos' pitchers after Mets tenure...

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mickey Callaway says his baseball knowledge expanded tremendously during his two seasons as the New York Mets' manager, and the Los Angeles Angels will benefit from his Queens education as he returns to his familiar role as a...

 2020-02-14 23:02 

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Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame...

CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. Joining Bryant a...

 2020-02-14 22:14 

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Governor who called girls 'thugs' says sorry if he offended...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team "thugs," saying he didn't know the remarks would cause any trouble. Justice has drawn critici...

 2020-02-14 22:05 

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week...

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: NASA said...

 2020-02-14 22:05 

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Nevada's lone black congressman backs Biden before caucuses...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, the only black member of Nevada's congressional delegation, is endorsing Joe Biden for president on the eve of early voting in the state's caucuses. The Democrat said in a statement shared with The...

 2020-02-14 22:04 

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Brazil homicides fall to lowest level in at least 12 years...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro celebrated Friday after a crime index showed homicides fell to their lowest level in more than a decade during the first year of his term. Brazil had 41,635 killings in 2019, down 19% from the...

 2020-02-14 22:04 

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In interview, Klobuchar, Steyer can't name Mexican president...

Democratic presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were stumped when asked during a televised interview in Nevada to name the Mexican president. Klobuchar, Steyer and fellow 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg were asked during one-on-one interviews ...

 2020-02-14 22:04 

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3 employees suspended in $4M Puerto Rico online scam...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory. Manuel Laboy, executive direct...

 2020-02-14 22:03 

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Trump still hoping for US-Russia-China nuclear arms pact...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has not made a decision about whether to extend the only treaty that constrains U.S. and Russian nuclear forces because administration officials want more time to coax China into a three-way arms control pact. China...

 2020-02-14 22:03 

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AIPAC distances itself from group behind anti-Sanders ads...

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is distancing itself from a political action committee that has run ads against Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The political action arm of Democratic Majority for Israel, formed last year to ...

 2020-02-14 22:01 

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UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons...

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned by UEFA from the Champions League for two seasons on Friday for "serious breaches" of spending rules in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest ...

 2020-02-14 22:00 

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Charles in charge as No. 10 Maryland uses balance to win...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — After scoring a career-high 36 points in the Big Ten title game last March and tallying 23 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Maryland guard Kaila Charles realized flashy numbers bring no satisfaction in defeat. Thi...

 2020-02-14 22:00 

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Penske increases Indy 500 purse as part of 2020 changes...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske has upped the ante for this year's Indianapolis 500. The purse will increase roughly $2 million to a record $15 million. The winner of the May 24 race will receive at least an additional $100,000. And drivers try...

 2020-02-14 21:03 

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Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian pranksters claim they called U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pretending to be climate activist Greta Thunberg and offered Thunberg's support to his campaign. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, wh...

 2020-02-14 21:02 

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Army: No investigation into Vindman...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Friday there is no investigation into the Army officer who until last week worked at the White House National Security Council and was a key witness in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald T...

 2020-02-14 21:02 

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Safari Club will probe sale of captive-bred lion hunts...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trophy-hunting group says it has launched an ethics investigation following the release of undercover video showing vendors at its recent convention promoting trips to shoot captive-bred lions in Africa. Safari Club International...

 2020-02-14 21:02 

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Ticketing plan for Kobe Bryant public memorial released...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that fans seeking to attend the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center must register to purchase tickets and there will be no outside overflow areas. Ti...

 2020-02-14 21:01 

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Ravens OL James Hurst suspended 4 games for PED use...

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancers. Hurst is eligible to participate in all preseason practices...

 2020-02-14 21:01 

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Mississippi gave $2M in welfare money to wrestler's group...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi gave more than $2.1 million in federal welfare money to a ministry run by former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr., who was known in the ring as "The Million Dollar Man." DiBiase is the father of a m...

 2020-02-14 21:01 

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Tennessee boxing champ survives death of daughter, mother...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stepping through the ropes and into the ring is where Caleb "Sweethands" Plant controls everything. From the pace of a bout to how quickly he finishes off an opponent. The ring is both sanctuary and escape for the Ten...

 2020-02-14 21:00 

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With champs in tow, Gibbs stands tall as class of NASCAR...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) — Joe Gibbs was trying to apologize. His driver won another checkered flag at Daytona — the same track where Gibbs' eponymous race team is the defending Daytona 500 champion — and the 79-year-old wanted to mak...

 2020-02-14 21:00 

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Hill, Sorenson latest underdogs to give Daytona 500 a shot...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Timmy Hill needed to race into the Daytona 500 to keep his underfunded team off life support. Reed Sorenson might have spent his weekend working as a spotter instead of a driver had he had not qualified for the race. Both ...

 2020-02-14 21:00 

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'They cheated': Nats GM Rizzo unsatisfied by Astros' apology...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for — and put behind them — their sign-stealing scandal. "They...

 2020-02-14 20:00 

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Marlins could be above average at catcher, at least...

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Cervelli says he's fully recovered from his latest concussion, and Jorge Alfaro says he's feeling fitter after a winter spent working on the farm and running sprints. At catcher, at least, the Miami Marlins app...

 2020-02-14 20:00 

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Daytona 500 up for grabs as no clear theme has emerged...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first four events leading into the Daytona 500 have produced four different winners. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. put his new team on the pole, while Erik Jones outlasted a crash-fest to win a qualifying race. Joey Logano and W...

 2020-02-14 19:49 

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How to protect yourself against the coronavirus...
 2020-02-14 19:49 

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Father Josh: A married Catholic priest in a celibate world...

DALLAS (AP) — The priest wakes up at 4 a.m. on the days he celebrates the early Mass, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet while his young children sleep in rooms awash in stuffed animals and Sesame Street dolls and pictures of saints. Then he kiss...

 2020-02-14 19:48 

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Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike...

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

 2020-02-14 19:48 

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Sabres put injury-plagued D-man Zach Bogosian on waivers...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres placed Zach Bogosian on waivers Friday in a move that could give the injury-plagued defenseman a new home and open a spot on Buffalo's crowded blue line. Bogosian goes on waivers just over a week before th...

 2020-02-14 19:48 

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Coronavirus: Everything you need to know...

How is the virus transmitted? The new coronavirus can be transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities. It is also adapting and mutating, which could make the virus spread faster and possibly more difficult to treat. It is not yet cl...

 2020-02-14 19:48 

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Maeda questions whether Astros' sign stealing hurt Darvish...

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda wonders whether the Astros' sign stealing affected the performance of teammate Yu Darvish during the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2017 World Series loss to Houston. Darvish lost Games 3 and 7. He gave up nine runs...

 2020-02-14 19:47 

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Review: Tame Impala delivers on beautiful 'The Slow Rush'...

"The Slow Rush," Tame Impala (Interscope Records) Time can be a comfort or curse. It can heal, but it can also compress, building up a pressure that begs for release. "The Slow Rush" seems to be just that — a discharge of the creativ...

 2020-02-14 19:47 

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Full board of France's Cesar film awards steps down...

PARIS (AP) — The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, has stepped down in a spat over both its opaque decision-making process and controversial director Roman Polanski, whose new film leads this year's nomin...

 2020-02-14 19:47 

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Lithium extraction for e-mobility robs Chilean communities of water...

In the middle of the world's driest desert is a vast expanse of turquoise basins, each one like a colossal swimming pool, up to 20 times the size of a football field. The pools are filled with a salty brine pumped up from ancient reservoirs under the ...

 2020-02-14 19:47 

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Blues' Bouwmeester has implant to help regulate heart rhythm...

Jay Bouwmeester had surgery Friday to insert a defibrillator to restore his heart's normal rhythm after the St. Louis Blues defenseman collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim this week. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the procedure w...

 2020-02-14 19:46 

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Insects are dying and nobody knows how fast...

Seven 'no-regret' actions could rescue insects on the road to extinction, a new roadmap for conservation says, helping ecosystems even where a lack of research means scientists cannot prove benefits to individual species. Earth's biodiversity ...

 2020-02-14 19:46 

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Chiefs agree to 3-year deal with Missouri Western for camp...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a three-year deal with Missouri Western State University to host their training camp, keeping the Super Bowl champions as one of the last NFL teams to take their late-summer workouts on the ro...

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