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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2011, file photo, U.S. basketball star Kobe Bryant plays with a ball during a sponsor's appearance in Milan, Italy. In Europe where Bryant grew up, the retired NBA star is being remembered for his

Italian town where Bryant played as a kid mourns — again

Jan. 27, 2020 1:14 PM EST

ROME (AP) — For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti. Nicknamed “the center of Italy” for its geographic location amid the Apennine Mountains, Rieti was the first stop on...

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. 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, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. She was 13. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Investigators work scene of Kobe Bryant's chopper crash

Jan. 27, 2020 1:02 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators worked Monday on a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in foggy weather considered dangerous enough that local police departments had grounded their choppers. About 20 investigators were on the scene...

Pallbearers carry a casket following the funeral services for Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, daughters 12-year-old Milan and 15-year-old Alexis and 14-year-old son Matthew Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Grantsville, Utah. The killing of a Utah mother and three of her children by a gunman identified by police as her 16-year-old son is

Brother says teen charged in Utah slaying of 4 still loved

Jan. 24, 2020 5:28 PM EST

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager who authorities say killed his mother and three younger siblings is still loved and part of the family, his older brother said during a funeral Friday. Danny Haynie, who wasn't home on Jan. 17 when the killings occurred, spent most of his speech fondly remembering...

Former coach who hid camera in bathroom gets 7-year sentence

Jan. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former youth volleyball coach who installed a hidden camera to record videos of hundreds of children using a bathroom at a suburban Chicago athletic training facility was sentenced Friday to six years and 11 months in federal prison. The sentencing imposed by a federal judge on...

FILE - In this April 13, 2013, file photo, Quinnipiac's Matthew Peca, left, and Yale's Matt Killian go after a rebound during the first period of the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey national championship game in Pittsburgh. Yale, Quinnipiac, UConn and Sacred Heart will headline the first Connecticut Ice festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Bridgeport. The schools have been talking for more than a decade about holding a tournament similar to Boston's Beanpot in an effort to raise the profile of college hockey in the state. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

Connecticut Ice festival to showcase college hockey programs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac hockey coach Rand Pecknold had heard talk about creating a Connecticut version of Boston's Beanpot college hockey tournament for about 15 years. Personalities, scheduling, financing, other priorities — something had always prevented it from becoming reality. But...

Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker, left, and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter shake hands after receiving their Baseball Hall of Fame jersey and cap, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Odd Couple: Jeter, Walker take different routes to Hall

Jan. 22, 2020 10:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues. "There was one time in the Bahamas, playing blackjack, that we sat down for a little while with Matt Damon, and we sat there and played for a little while," Walker recalled of a gambling evening where...

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Teen charged as adult in fatal family shooting in Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager shot and killed his mother and sister as they returned from school pickup, then waited for two more siblings to come home and killed them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, tried to kill his father as well, but the older man managed to...

Montana high schools can offer girls wrestling, powerlifting

Jan. 22, 2020 2:53 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana High School Association is adding girls wrestling and boys powerlifting to its sports offerings, the association announced. Schools that are members of the MHSA voted to approve both sports beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Girls wrestling will be offered during the...

In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, members of the media take images of a destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Across Bolivia, the government of interim President Jeanine Áñez is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of the former leader, who ruled the Andean country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down. It was a scene...

Renovations modernize Vermont ice skating rink

Jan. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — You had to be rugged to play at the Hartford Board of Recreation’s rink during its first decade of existence. Built in 1975, the structure was originally no more than a pitched metal roof with chain-link fencing along the sides and above the dasher boards and a...