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Arizona man accused in Oath Keepers plot jailed until trial

Jan. 20, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man accused of coordinating teams that were on standby to deliver guns to members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will remain jailed until his trial on seditious conspiracy and other charges, a judge in Arizona...

Mississippi man pleads guilty in firearms case

Jan. 12, 2022 12:47 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a case involving a stolen firearm, federal authorities said Wednesday. Cody Jerome Cooley, 22, of Hattiesburg, pleaded guilty to unlawfully obstructing, delaying and affecting commerce by using actual force or violence...

‘Gloves up, guns down’: Boxing gym works to combat violence

Jan. 08, 2022 00:04 AM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — In 2015, James and Brittany Hankinson started a nonprofit boxing gym in their backyard to combat gun violence in Aiken County. Six years later, their trainees include half a dozen professional boxers and 13 state champions. James Hankinson, co-founder of...

Arsenal to wear white jerseys in stand against teen murders

Jan. 07, 2022 14:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The teenage blood being increasingly shed on the streets of London made Arsenal realize it had to use its platform as an English Premier League club to help curb the scourge of youth violence. As 2021 drew to a close last week, the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy saw...

Esports giant Riot settles discrimination case for $100M

Dec. 28, 2021 09:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riot Games, the publisher behind esports giant “League of Legends," agreed Monday night to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The lawsuit was filed in November 2018 after gaming...

Rio favela seeks to improve kids' lives through golf

Dec. 13, 2021 20:35 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Saturday is not a school day, so kids in Rio de Janeiro’s City of God favela fill the dirt roads playing soccer or pretending to be cops and robbers around dangerous alleys. All the while, parents are watching over them, hoping their children don't get...

Euro 2020 final review finds England fans endangered lives

Dec. 03, 2021 05:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Aggression by England fans at the European Championship final exposed an “embarrassing" part of the national culture that endangered lives and should lead to fans being barred from stadiums if they are chanting abuse and under the influence of drugs or alcohol, an...

Ozuna suspended 20 games under MLB domestic violence policy

Nov. 29, 2021 18:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Ozuna was arrested May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police...

IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng raises more questions

Nov. 22, 2021 10:58 AM EST

A video call between the head of the International Olympic Committee and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose nearly three-week disappearance from public view sparked an outcry, was meant to reassure the world that she was safe — but instead has raised more questions. ...

Montana denies in-state rival Montana State, wins 29-10

Nov. 20, 2021 17:46 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Kevin Macias kicked five field goals, Montana scored a touchdown on the second play of the game, and the Grizzlies beat in-state rival Montana State 29-10 in front of a record home crowd on Saturday in the 120th Brawl of the Wild. Montana (9-2,...