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Arkansas university receives old New York Post photo archive

Nov. 16, 2019 12:48 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university is now the home of a photo archive containing nearly a million photos of historical figures and events. The collection arrived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville last month, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The archive includes photos of...

Column: Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Nov. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions. Reid hopes it’s a legitimate conduit back into the league, but his gut feeling that “it’s...

1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies

Oct. 25, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Sen. Leroy Johnson died at 91. Johnson was elected as a Democrat in 1962, three years before the Voting Rights...

Living on dairy farm helped 'Walking Dead' creator get gory

Oct. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is known for lots of cool stuff. Bourbon, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, bluegrass, the Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali and zombies. That's right, zombies. And not to incite an apocalypse, but even if you don't care a lick about comic books or the "undead,"...

70 years after desegregation, UK looks forward and back

Oct. 13, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Imar Hutchins imagines his grandfather in swathes of bright color, in photographs of Muhammad Ali reading to children and in snippets of death threats he received throughout his long life, including one from the Louisville KKK: "NO GOOD N----- YOU SHOULD BE SHOT FOR WHAT YOU STAND...

Column: NBA walks on the right side of a fine line in China

Oct. 9, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. Or when James Harden took it upon himself to apologize to an entire nation. The simple path for the NBA was...

Ritchie gets key goal, Ducks beat Red Wings to stay unbeaten

Oct. 8, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have ridden a hot goaltender to the franchise's third 3-0 start. Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Anaheim beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Tuesday night. The Ducks also won their first three in 2006-07 and last season. So far...

Laila Ali on gender-breaking ballot for Boxing Hall of Fame

Oct. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Laila Ali is among the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the 2020 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The daughter of Muhammad Ali was joined by 11 others Tuesday for an international panel of voters: Sumya Anani, Regina Halmich, Holly Holm, Susi...

Today in History

Sep. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2019. There are 94 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. (All were acquitted at trial, but...

Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas. Dozens of people were arrested, including at least two...