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Fox News edit of Biden comment removes racial context

Nov. 12, 2021 17:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel edited video of President Joe Biden on Friday to remove context from remarks that some could judge as racially insensitive. In Veterans Day comments made Thursday, Biden told an anecdote that referenced baseball player Satchel Paige, who...

Spike as seen through his brother's lens, in a new book

Nov. 03, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When David Lee was growing up in Brooklyn, his older brother would drag him out of the house whenever he got the urge to make a film. “Spike would say, ‘You gotta come with me. I’m shooting something,’” says David Lee. “His early impulse was...

Today in History

Oct. 24, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2021. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act...

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

Oct. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died. Little, Brown Books for Young...

NBA struggles during 1950s, begins its rise later in decade

Oct. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Giants in NLDS winner-take-all Game 5

Oct. 14, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ A COAST TOASTY Sooner than many baseball fans wanted, maybe, but the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NL Division...

Playoff series for the ages as Dodgers, Giants go to Game 5

Oct. 13, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they've got it. Anything less than a winner-take-all Game 5 would have been a baseball travesty, leaving the sport short-changed on the...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Giants in NLDS winner-take-all Game 5

Oct. 13, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ A COAST TOASTY Sooner than many baseball fans wanted, maybe, but the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NL...

Going the distance: Giants-Dodgers headed to Game 5 Thursday

Oct. 13, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is only fitting that 70 years after Bobby Thomson's “Shot Heard 'Round the World” that the Giants and Dodgers will play in another all-or-nothing game. Los Angeles' 7-2 win over San Francisco on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the NL Division Series...

Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

Oct. 08, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena is off and running in October again. The rookie showstopper became the first player to hit a home run and steal home in a postseason game, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in their AL...