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Butler adds all-conference guard to roster as transfer

Jun. 3, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Star guard Bo Hodges has decided to transfer from East Tennessee State to Butler next season. Bulldogs coach LaVall Jordan made the announcement Wednesday though the 6-foot-5 guard won't be able to play next season because of the NCAA transfer rules. Still, Jordan has a pretty good idea...

How Mississippi State freshman got better during pandemic

May. 31, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dillon Johnson racked the barbell. Sweat beaded up on his nose and dripped down his forehead. Veins pulsated in his neck and arms. The incoming Mississippi State freshman running back put up a personal record on the bench press this month at Greenville Christian High School....

This undated handout photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday, May 27, 2020, for criminal charges to be filed against officer Derek Chauvin, who is seen on video kneeling against the neck of handcuffed Floyd, who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. (Christopher Harris via AP)

Mayor says George Floyd's body will return to Houston

May. 30, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up. Floyd was a Houston native before moving to...

Local college student runs her own lip gloss business

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At age 21, Thibodaux native Dionjhae Thomas has turned one of her favorite hobbies into a business. Thomas, a former Houma Christian School athlete who is now a student at the University of New Orleans, said she has always loved to buy and wear lip gloss products. After having issues...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Kentucky governor reports sudden upswing in virus cases

May. 29, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported an upswing in coronavirus cases across Kentucky on Friday, but cautioned that it's too soon to reach any conclusions about the sudden surge. The governor announced 283 more virus cases, increasing the statewide total to more than 9,460 cases since the...

In this March, 23, 2020 file photo West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issues a stay at home order, effective 8 p.m. Tuesday from his office in the WV State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice has expanded his aggressive plan to lift coronavirus restrictions after announcing new hotspots in the state’s eastern panhandle. The Republican governor on Thursday, May 21, 2020 said he is considering a mandatory face mask order for Berkeley and Jefferson counties after at least 35 new cases were reported there in a single day. He has dispatched the National Guard to the region to assess the situation.  (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, file)

West Virginia governor moves to allow youth sports with fans

May. 29, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday said he will allow youth sports to resume games with spectators in the stands this summer as he moves to continue lifting coronavirus restrictions. The Republican governor said low-contact youth sports teams can start practicing on June 8...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has found a Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports is illegal. The office says the policy violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women, including in athletics.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

May. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal...

In this May 17, 2020, photo, Wanda Cooper-Jones stands near the spot where her 25-year-old son Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging through a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood. She says her son ran every day to clear his mind. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads

May. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall....

Recent high school grads help the cause on the front lines

May. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two months ago they were pulling down rebounds for Cave Spring High School’s boys basketball team. Today, Parker Huffman and Matt Cagle are grabbing groceries off the top shelf. The two Cave Spring seniors stood out in the winter of 2019-20, helping the Knights win a VHSL Class 3...

Florida coach suspended, probed for practice during pandemic

May. 24, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida high school football coach was suspended as administrators investigate whether he held practice against rules and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The Miami Herald reports that Miami Northwestern Senior High School has launched an investigation...