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Arizona bill would ban transgender girls, women from teams

Jan. 20, 2022 19:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Transgender girls and women would be barred from competing on the high school or college sports team that aligns with their gender identity under a proposed Arizona law that was approved on party lines by a state Senate committee on Thursday. Republicans have dubbed...

Attorney General Ken Paxton tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, the Republican's office confirmed Wednesday. In a statement, Paxton's staff confirmed reports that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at home, where he continues...

Demko makes 31 saves as Canucks beat skidding Predators 3-1

Jan. 18, 2022 23:55 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thatcher Demko made 31 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks over the skidding Nashville Predators 3-1 on Tuesday night. Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Juho Lammikko scored in Vancouver’s second consecutive victory. The win ended the Canucks’ stretch...

Girl Scouts hoping to save Iowa cabin from wrecking ball

Jan. 18, 2022 13:59 PM EST

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — A group of Girl Scouts tied to a southwestern Iowa cabin since it was built nearly 100 years ago is hoping to save the building from being demolished. Creston’s Parks and Recreation Board is threatening to raze the cabin that sits in the city’s McKinley...

UK's Johnson, and his foes, await key 'partygate' report

Jan. 17, 2022 16:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — As he fights for his career, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has one constant refrain: Wait for Sue Gray. Gray is a senior but previously obscure civil servant who may hold Johnson’s political future in her hands. She has the job of investigating allegations...

Manatee feeding experiment starts slowly as cold looms

Jan. 13, 2022 13:57 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An unprecedented, experimental attempt to feed manatees facing starvation in Florida has started slowly but wildlife officials expressed optimism Thursday that it will work as cold weather drives the marine mammals toward warmer waters. A feeding station...

Millennial Money: How to have the wedding you want for less

Jan. 11, 2022 10:02 AM EST

This one goes out to all you lovebirds who got engaged over the holidays and are now left planning a wedding with zero event-planning experience. Somehow you’re expected to craft a day that’s traditional, yet modern. Well-attended, yet intimate. It’s about you as a couple, but...

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6

Jan. 10, 2022 17:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A group of North Carolina voters urged state officials Monday to disqualify U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn as a congressional candidate, citing his participation in a rally last January in Washington that questioned the presidential election outcome and preceded the Capitol riot....

Uganda's schools reopen, ending world's longest lockdown

Jan. 10, 2022 07:07 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's schools reopened to students on Monday, ending the world's longest school disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening caused traffic congestion in some areas of the capital, Kampala, and students can be seen carrying their mattresses in...

Jennifer Garner named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Jan. 06, 2022 14:40 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jennifer Garner has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, based not just on her career as an actor, but also because of her record as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, the organization said Thursday. Garner, 49,...