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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti walks from a courthouse in New York, after facing charges. Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, has been convicted Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, of trying to extort the apparel company Nike. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

Feb. 14, 2020 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned by a federal jury in Manhattan following a three-week trial...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks at a roundtable in Huntington, W.Va. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs,

Governor who called girls 'thugs' says sorry if he offended

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs," saying he didn't know the remarks would cause any trouble. Justice has drawn criticism for using the term after a scuffle broke out at a heated...

Wrestling coach fired, pleads not guilty to accosting driver

Feb. 14, 2020 10:21 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Catholic high school in Columbia has fired an assistant wrestling coach after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually accosting a driver as she was giving him a ride to a Hooters sports bar and grill. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 45-year-old Brooks Travis pleaded not...

William Moore, left, Anthony Wilson, center, and Jeffrey Wilson, right, speak at a conversation and private screening of

Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

Feb. 14, 2020 6:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter. Anthony Wilson said he was asked if he was crazy for meeting William Moore, the man convicted of gunning...

St. Louis high school students teach refugees how to swim

Feb. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EST

AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — Joyful shouts and laughter, the universal language of childhood, echo across the Affton High School pool on Saturday mornings when American teenagers teach dozens of refugee children how to swim. The 12 volunteer coaches from Lutheran High School South, many from the school’s swim...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it's the Mecca of hoops

Feb. 13, 2020 2:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball...

Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Feb, 12, 2020. Smith, the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith, is among three girls suing to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes

Feb. 12, 2020 6:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and Alanna...

Cristiano Esmerio, right, father of Christian Esmerio Candido, one of the 10 teenage soccer players who died one year ago in a fire at the Flamengo training center, is comforted by a woman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Saturday marked one year since the fire killed 10 of Flamengo's academy players, all between 14 and 16 years old. It was

Deadly fire hangs over success of top Brazilian soccer club

Feb. 8, 2020 2:16 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment. For a year, she has been trying in vain to reach a settlement with the Rio...

This Feb. 3, 2020 photo from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsen. Two Oklahoma high school students remain in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck that killed one girl and injured three other students. Police arrested 57-year-old Townsend and say he was driving the truck that struck members of a high school cross country team in suburban Oklahoma City. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man who ran down 2 students faces manslaughter charges

Feb. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit with his truck as they ran on a sidewalk just a day after his own son was killed in a traffic accident. Max Leroy Townsend, 57, is accused of running...

Lawsuit accuses school officials of ignoring sexual hazing

Feb. 6, 2020 6:18 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — The parents of three Maryland high school students who were sexually assaulted by their football teammates sued county school officials Thursday, saying they ignored warnings about the attack because of the school's esteemed football program. The suit, filed in Montgomery County...