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Washington state electors challenge fine for anti-Trump bid

Jan. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Democratic presidential electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge to support their party's nominee. The three agreed to support Hillary Clinton in the...

Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

Jan. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week....

Supreme Court rejects coach's appeal over prayer, for now

Jan. 22, 2019 10:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field. But four conservative justices say Tuesday that they are interested in former Bremerton High School Coach Joe Kennedy's case and the legal...

3 groups, many videos, many interpretations of DC encounter

Jan. 22, 2019 9:52 AM EST

A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples across the globe who have seen their lands overrun by...

King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

Jan. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...

Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract

Jan. 21, 2019 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I really do,"...

The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tension

Jan. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students in a confrontation at a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Jan. 20, 2019 10:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation. The student...

Toews gets hat trick as Blackhawks beat slumping Caps 8-5

Jan. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews loves playing alongside Patrick Kane, and the feeling is mutual. With the Chicago Blackhawks struggling once again, coach Jeremy Colliton tried an old favorite. Toews had three goals and two assists, Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Blackhawks handed the...

Tara VanDerveer wins 900th game at Stanford in 33 seasons

Jan. 20, 2019 5:43 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith's career day meant so much for far more than just basketball. Sure, Stanford celebrated the Australian dynamo's brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach...