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Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crash

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause...

WNBA teams to play record 40-game schedule

Nov. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA teams will play a record 40-game schedule this upcoming season that begins on May 19 the league announced Wednesday. All 12 teams will have games the opening weekend, starting with New York playing Washington and Connecticut facing Indiana. The regular season...

Sun hire Darius Taylor as GM, promote Tuck to assistant GM

Nov. 29, 2022 20:13 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Darius Taylor as the team's general manager Tuesday and added assistant GM to Morgan Tuck's title. Taylor takes over for Curt Miller, who served as Connecticut's coach and general manager before he left to take the coaching job...

Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible

Nov. 29, 2022 15:19 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end. The Biden administration has been trying for months to negotiate the...

Whalen, Peck lead Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

Nov. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Whalen, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win four WNBA championships, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next spring as part of a five-member class. Joining Whalen will be ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck, who became the first Black head...

Winter storm to bring heavy snow to mountains

Nov. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service urged holiday travelers to heed their warnings about a winter storm that was expected to bring snow to the mountain passes starting Saturday night and could drop snow on the metro areas by Sunday into next week. “Heavy mountain snow is...

Connecticut Sun hires Stephanie White as head coach

Nov. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Stephanie White to be their new head coach on Monday. White succeeds Curt Miller, who left to coach Los Angeles last month. She has a combined 15 seasons of experience as a player and coach in the WNBA, most recently as the head of...

EXPLAINER: What Griner may endure in Russian penal system

Nov. 18, 2022 14:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a remote Russian penal colony that human rights advocates say is known for harsh conditions and violent criminals. It's in a region once synonymous with the Soviet gulag. Griner...

Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony

Nov. 17, 2022 16:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a Russian penal colony, her lawyers and agent said Thursday. Griner was transferred to a penal colony in Mordovia, about 350 kilometers (210 miles) east of Moscow, after a...

Lawyers: Jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony, is 'trying to stay strong'

Nov. 17, 2022 15:33 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers: Jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony, is 'trying to stay strong.'