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Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Inside Met Gala, where there's always someone more famous

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the Met Gala was holding its cocktail reception. ...

Met Gala returns in style with Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rihanna

Sep. 14, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish went full glam in a huge peach ball gown at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night, while fellow host of the evening Amanda Gorman was breathtaking in cobalt blue custom Vera Wang with a diamond laurel wreath in her hair. Rihanna,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 06, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: Brain health services in Dubuque schools a wise use of relief aid It’s entirely fitting that Dubuque Community Schools officials have determined that brain health issues among students will be a...

USA Gymnastics eyes $425 million settlement with survivors

Aug. 31, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics could be near the final stages of the legal fallout of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The organization and hundreds of women who claim they were abused by the former national team doctor or others affiliated with the national...

Biles: Mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour

Aug. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

Simone Biles didn't plan for her second Olympics to become a flashpoint in the evolving conversation about the role proper mental health plays in all levels of sports. Then again, she's hardly complaining. If anything, she's leaning into it. The...

Matthew Wolff making progress on his happiness and outlook

Aug. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Matthew Wolff picked up a $1 million bonus even before the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs began, courtesy of his victory in the Aon Risk-Reward Challenge based on the average scores on designated holes each week on the PGA Tour. He also has a...

Osaka says she'll donate Cincinnati prize money to Haiti

Aug. 16, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — In addition to donating prize money to relief efforts in Haiti following a deadly earthquake, tennis star Naomi Osaka said she plans to do more. “I feel like I’m not really doing that much,” Osaka said on Monday. “I’m trying to figure out...

Today in History

Aug. 16, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2021. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age...

Today in History

Aug. 11, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2021. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping-entertainment...