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Chess helps Afghan refugee students adjust to life in NC

Apr. 09, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some children who escaped the Taliban regime in Afghanistan are now learning to play chess to help them adjust to life in Raleigh. Stough Elementary School in Raleigh has been the educational home for some of the 1,200 people being relocated from Afghanistan...

Teen who underwent major brain surgery now a chess master

Mar. 26, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Griffin McConnell hunches over the laptop in his bedroom, surrounded by posters and artifacts of a teen’s favored cultural distractions, and peers at his singular obsession. A chess board fills the touchscreen, along with a Zoom image of a young student on the other end of...

Chicago blues, rock ‘n’ roll landmark easily overlooked

Mar. 15, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As we make our way up the narrow, windowless, wooden stairway, we hear the jangly opening beats of The Rolling Stones’ “2120 South Michigan Avenue” playing from a portable speaker behind us. Our tour guide encourages us to “rub a little mojo” from the banister as we make...

Bowman edges Larson in OT in NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas

Mar. 06, 2022 21:04 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The racing rule is quite clear at Hendrick Motorsports, where the boss will let his drivers go door-to-door so long as they don't tear up his cars. After two of his stars tangled last week in California, Hendrick gave his team a rules refresher. ...