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NBA creates social justice award, named for Abdul-Jabbar

May. 13, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appreciates what today’s NBA players are doing in their attempts to make the world better, how they’re using their voices and platforms as conduits for change. And going forward, one of those players will be rewarded by a trophy bearing...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

NFL star Rob Gronkowski gives $1.2M to renovate playground

May. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An aging playground in Boston will be getting a major upgrade through a $1.2 million donation from NFL star Rob Gronkowski. The former New England Patriot returned to Boston on Friday to deliver a check for the renovation of the Charlesbank Playground on...

What to expect from the star-studded Vax Live fundraiser

May. 07, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, Prince Harry and Jennifer Lopez are among the big names advocating the importance of vaccine equity during the Global Citizen fundraising concert airing Saturday. The pre-taped event brought together celebrities and political...

Saban tapes message encouraging Alabamians to get vaccinated

May. 07, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama football coach Nick Saban and other sports figures have taped a public service announcement encouraging Alabamians to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Alabama Department of Public Health says Saban and others, including former NBA star...

Next stop for Caitlyn Jenner campaign: Fox's Hannity show

May. 05, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The slow unfolding of Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign for California governor will continue with an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, as the Republican who calls herself a “compassionate disrupter” begins to sketch a rough outline of how she would manage the...

Concert to honor Broadway star Rebecca Luker, fight ALS

May. 04, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Broadway's biggest stars are joining together to pay tribute to the late three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Rebecca Luker and raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Michael Cerveris,...

Markers honor locations vital to Louisiana civil rights

May. 03, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase's, which served for years as a safe meeting space for civil rights activists to strategize over bowls of Creole gumbo, is the site of the first marker to go up on the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. A 6-foot...

Couple sues officers, saying they were wrongly targeted

Apr. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple has sued three Papillion police officers they say wrongfully and violently targeted them in a 2019 traffic stop. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Jason Storrs and Amber...

Celebs like Dolly and Bruce raid closets for charity auction

Apr. 28, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine Baranski wants your help cleaning out her closet. The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor is donating three custom-made Bob Mackie gowns for an online charity auction on Wednesday and she's tapped a starry group of A-listers to follow her lead with...