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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti walks from a courthouse in New York, after facing charges. Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, has been convicted Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, of trying to extort the apparel company Nike. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

Feb. 14, 2020 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned by a federal jury in Manhattan following a three-week trial...

Former Irish national team player Jimmy Conway dies at 73

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jimmy Conway, a former Irish international whose club career included stops with Fulham and the Portland Timbers, has died from complications of dementia. He was 73. Conway, also the first soccer coach at Oregon State, was diagnosed with dementia in 2009 and was hospitalized in recent...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 14, 2020 4:17 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Proposed ‘clean slate’ law deserves strong, but careful, consideration Hartford Courant Feb. 9 The principle behind “clean slate” laws is simple: Criminal convictions, including those for minor offenses, can follow someone their whole...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch during the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outward evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)

Ticketing plan for Kobe Bryant public memorial released

Feb. 14, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that fans seeking to attend the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center must register to purchase tickets and there will be no outside overflow areas. Tickets will be priced at $224 each, two for $224 and...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 12, 2020 12:49 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Feb. 9 The Herald-Dispatch on the potential impact of sports tourism on West Virginia cities: The Village of Barboursville is about to enhance its position as a regional center for youth sports. It’s a wise move. At a regular meeting this month,...

Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Memorial held for coach, family killed in Bryant crash

Feb. 10, 2020 10:55 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos and videos cast on screens at Angel Stadium of them hitting the baseball field, basketball court and the beach. But as friends and family remembered the couple and their teenage...

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed before a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Embrees guaranteed at least 1 family member wins Super Bowl

Feb. 1, 2020 6:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — No family may be as invested in the Super Bowl as the Embrees. Jon Embree is the tight ends coach for the 49ers, working alongside his son Taylor, who is a quality control coach in San Francisco. His other son, Connor, works as a defensive assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs, guaranteeing...

Randle wowed by being among members of NFL's all-time team

Feb. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — John Randle looked around the ballroom like a child at the Magic Kingdom. "Unbelievable," was his reaction to being surrounded by many of his idols and pro football's icons at a dinner for the NFL's all-time team. "I've never seen myself as being one of the top 100 players or getting a...

Fans pay respect at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Kobe Bryant's death throws spotlight on crash-warning system

Jan. 30, 2020 12:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be installed in more helicopters, but regulators and pilots worry that the instrument can trigger too many alarms and prove distracting. "Another warning system screaming at you...

Youth coach accused of assaulting player released on bail

Jan. 29, 2020 10:53 AM EST

DRACUT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts youth hockey coach accused of sexually assaulting one of his players was released on bail. Allen Pereira, 59, of Woburn, was arraigned Tuesday on three felony counts of indecent assault and battery on a person older than 14. Pereira is accused of sexually abusing a...