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Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma shouts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Westbrook sparks No. 3 UConn to win over No. 25 Tennessee

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It couldn't have been a better script for Evina Westbrook's return to Rocky Top. UConn's redshirt junior guard, who transferred from Tennessee two years ago, connected on back to back fourth-quarter 3-pointers to spark the No. 3 Huskies (9-0) to a 67-61 victory over the No. 25 Lady...

This July 24, 2014 photo shows the former Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small announced the city will auction off the right to push the button to dynamite the former casino, which is now closed, to raise money for a local youth charity. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) Sent from Mail for Windows 10

Ex-Trump casino in Atlantic City to be imploded next month

Jan. 21, 2021 11:35 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City casino built by former President Trump will be imploded on Feb. 17, and city officials announced a new auction connected to it to raise money for a youth charity. Mayor Marty Small on Thursday announced the new date for the destruction of the former Trump...

Nonprofit forms to support Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

Jan. 21, 2021 4:35 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Friends of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has launched as a nonprofit organization to raise money and support the park in northeastern Kentucky. The group's mission is simply to support the park however possible, said Scott Hill, president of the newly formed organization....

Anonymous couple pledges $3.5 million to Wichita State

Jan. 19, 2021 4:34 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anonymous couple from Kansas has pledged an estate gift of $3.5 million to the Wichita State Foundation. The money will be used to endow a general scholarship fund for students who have financial need, the university said Tuesday. The couple said in a statement that Wichita State...

This Sept. 10, 2014 photo shows a partially burned-out sign on the exterior of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, an auction house soliciting bids for the right to press the button to implode the shuttered casino stopped the effort after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the property. Icahn says the auction would have promoted something he considered to be a safety risk, and said he will replace the $175,000 that would have gone to the Boys Girls Club of Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Carl Icahn nixes charity bid to blow up ex-Trump casino

Jan. 18, 2021 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An auction house trying to raise money for a youth charity by soliciting bids to blow up a former casino once owned by President Donald Trump called off the effort Monday after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from conservative billionaire Carl Icahn. Icahn told The Associated...

Creighton University gets $25M donation for new program

Jan. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University has received a $25 million donation from an unnamed foundation to create a program at its medical school for students interested in addressing poverty and improving health care in other countries. Creighton President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson said the program will...

ALS survivor revamps foundation to cope with pandemic impact

Jan. 17, 2021 3:01 AM EST

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — To honor the birth of his daughter, Kevin Swan had the image of a watch tattooed on his left wrist – hands permanently frozen at 5:27 p.m., the exact time 2-year-old Elliott Monroe Swan came into the world on Feb. 21, 2018. “It was my first Father’s Day...

In this image provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, bighorn ewe springs from a specially made trailer used for bighorn sheep transfers while being released along the South Fork of the Judith River in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana on Dec. 16, 2020. Montana wildlife officials have transplanted 49 bighorn sheep into the Little Belt Mountains, in an effort to create a new herd. (Morgan Jacobsen/Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP)

Wild sheep transplanted to new home in Little Belt Mountains

Jan. 16, 2021 12:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After scattering like wildfire in a gust of wind, 49 bighorn sheep have settled in to their new home in the Little Belt Mountains. “One ewe went 24 miles north on the day of the release, turned around and came back,” said Jay Kolbe, wildlife biologist for the Montana...

Fiberglass jaguar, part of 2006 fundraiser, gets makeover

Jan. 16, 2021 3:01 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even big cats need a little love now and then. Diamonds and Purrls, one of the large decorated fiberglass jaguar statues created for a 2006 Otis Smith Kids Foundation fundraising drive, was looking a little tattered before artist Amy Stump refurbished it. The statue was covered...

Construction boom awaits Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Jan. 16, 2021 1:01 AM EST

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Big plans are ahead for Theodore Roosevelt National Park this year. Long-awaited road repairs will begin to take shape. The $5.5 million Peaceful Valley Ranch restoration project is expected to be complete in the spring. And the park will be working closely with the planned Theodore...