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Emboldened athletes push back on old-school coaching methods

Dec. 07, 2022 10:59 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Geoff Bond’s rowers loved and appreciated his demanding style. They thrived on how the coach at the University of California-San Diego pushed them to the limit while preparing them to take on the real world. But for others, Bond was a nightmare, with...

Suicide bomber hits Indonesian police station, killing 1

Dec. 07, 2022 07:19 AM EST

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — A Muslim militant and convicted bomb-maker who was released from prison last year blew himself up Wednesday at a police station on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing an officer and wounding 11 people, officials said. The attacker entered the...

Gov. Mills announces $474M winter heating relief proposal

Dec. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A $474 million winter heating relief proposal that would provide $900 checks to most families will be considered by lawmakers as emergency legislation, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday. The proposal, to be considered by the full Legislature on...

South Dakota's Noem tries to convince lawmakers on tax cut

Dec. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tried Tuesday to win over the Republican-controlled Legislature with details of her plan to enact a historic repeal of the state's tax on groceries. But to deliver on the campaign promise, the Republican governor must convince lawmakers in...

Vermont to begin offering voluntary paid leave program

Dec. 06, 2022 15:22 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to begin offering paid family and medical leave to its 8,000 employees next summer as part of a voluntary program that in following years will be expanded to private businesses and individuals, Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday. ...

Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks

Dec. 06, 2022 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is still actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women, even as it bumps up against a complex web of strict new state laws enacted in the months after the Supreme Court stripped the constitutional right. ...

Collins powers No. 8 NC State to 1st win over Georgia, 65-54

Dec. 05, 2022 22:42 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mimi Collins scored 19 points and No. 8 North Carolina State earned the program’s first win over Georgia in 10 tries, posting a 65-54 victory on Monday night. Collins, a graduate transfer from Maryland, stepped into the starting lineup with senior Jada Boyd...

AP Source: Kent State's Lewis joining Sanders at Colorado

Dec. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State's Sean Lewis is leaving the school after five seasons to become new Colorado coach Deion Sanders' offensive coordinator, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night. Lewis will be the first prominent hire by Sanders,...

Ga Tech coach Key wants to 'dominate' -- even against UGa

Dec. 05, 2022 17:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Now that the Georgia Tech coaching job belongs to him, Brent Key is setting his sights as high as possible. That other Power 5 program in the state? Yep, he thinks the Yellow Jackets can compete with them. Key, who served as the interim...

Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary

Dec. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital's move is illegal and discriminatory. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union of...