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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Carissa Moore surfs during round one of the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles competition in San Clemente, Calif. Professional surfers will be riding the waves again Sunday, Aug. 9, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif., some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, will provide a perfect bubble for the World Surf League’s Rumble at the Ranch featuring 16 surfers, including 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and Olympic qualifiers Kolohe Andino, Caroline Marks and four-time reigning world champ Moore. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Surf's up again for Slater, Olympic qualifiers at Surf Ranch

Aug. 8, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Professional surfers will be riding the waves again on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, will provide a perfect bubble for the World Surf League’s...

A dog of the French rescue team searches for survivors at the scene of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing over a hundred people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

Aug. 7, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump said Friday that he told Aoun that three large aircraft filled with...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) handles the ball against Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA Foundation created, pledges $300 million to Black growth

Aug. 5, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA's Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association have finalized plans to create the first NBA Foundation that will work to spur economic growth in the Black community, announcing Wednesday that the initial contribution will be $300 million over the...

FILE - An employee leaves the state operated U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which serves as the visitor center for the nearby federally funded NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Ala. in this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo. Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, said Tuesday July 28, 2020 it's in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

'Save Space Camp' drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal

Aug. 5, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1.5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed the effort over the top, officials said in a...

Kentucky's first lady encourages mask donations to schools

Aug. 5, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman have announced a new campaign to encourage donations of face coverings to school districts. The Coverings for Kids campaign was unveiled to school district leaders Tuesday afternoon during a webcast with...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick arrives for a workout for NFL football scouts and media in Riverdale, Ga. The U.S. Navy is investigating a video in which military work dogs attacked a

Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in

Aug. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. The Navy said in a statement posted on Twitter that officials became aware of...

Friends of Sinners not allowing pandemic to affect mission

Aug. 2, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Joe Welsh, Friends of Sinners director, is refusing to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to affect the organization’s mission of seeing lives turned around for the better. But as with many nonprofits that have been hit hard by the outbreak, Friends of Sinners has been forced to...

Historically Black Louisiana university gets $20M donation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she...

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson holds the English Premier League trophy aloft after it was presented following the Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Paul Ellis, Pool via AP)

Henderson voted player of year in England by soccer writers

Jul. 24, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jordan Henderson was voted player of the year by soccer writers on Friday after captaining Liverpool to its first English league title in 30 years and also playing a leading role in raising money for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic. Henderson beat Manchester...

This undated photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website  (NerdWallet via AP)

Liz Weston: What to do with your stuff the kids don't want

Jul. 20, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

Parents who are downsizing or simply decluttering may have to get creative at finding homes for all their unwanted possessions – particularly these days. The generations that came after the baby boom are famously less interested than their predecessors in the trappings of domestic life, says Elizabeth...