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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Ryan Christenson, of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, poses for a photo in Mesa, Ariz. Major League Baseball has been in touch with the Athletics about  bench coach Christenson making a gesture that appeared to be a Nazi salute following a win over the Texas Rangers. There has been no discipline announced against Christenson. He has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The team is giving him the benefit of the doubt that he intended no harm. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

A's players, staff support coach after gesture, no penalty

Aug. 7, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball has been in touch with the Oakland Athletics about their bench coach making a gesture that appeared to be a Nazi salute following a win over the Texas Rangers. No discipline has been announced against coach Ryan Christenson, who has apologized for the gesture....

FILE - On Sept. 5, 1972, a Palestinian commando group seizes the Israeli Olympic team quarters at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany. A member of the commando group is seen here as he appears with a hood over his face on the balcony of the building, where they hold several Israeli athletes hostage. (AP Photo/Kur Stumpf, File)

Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics

Aug. 7, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be forever defined by devastating catastrophe. In hosting the 1972 Munich Games, West Germany was eager to erase the stain of the 1936 Games in Berlin that came to symbolize a...

A's coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute

Aug. 7, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute. Christenson made the gesture while greeting closer Liam Hendriks following the A's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Hendriks...

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Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for her book club

Aug. 4, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times' “1619...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 1948 file photo, Fanny Blankers-Koen, right, of Holland crosses the finish line in 11.9 seconds to win the Women's 100-meter Dash Final in the Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium, Eng. Britain's D. G. Manley (691) is second, Australia's S. B. Strickland (668) third Canada's V. Myers , hidden by camera finishes fourth while teammate Pat Jones (679) finished fifth, and Jamaica's E. Thompson (702) finished sixth. 
Women were limited in what they could do at the 1948 London Olympics so it was ironic that the biggest personality was a mother of two. Fanny Blankers-Koen was 30, the oldest woman among the track and field entries and considered past her prime. But she won the 100 and 200 meters, the 80-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay. She remains the only female track and field athlete to win four gold medals at a single Olympics. (AP Photo, File)

Fanny Blankers-Koen shattered myths at 1948 Olympics

Aug. 1, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

The biggest star of the 1948 Olympics was a 30-year-old mother of two who survived Nazi occupation and was thought to have missed her best chances at gold when two Olympics were canceled. Francina “Fanny” Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands easily plowed through the muddy, red cinder running track at...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1936, file photo, America's Jesse Owens, second from right, salutes during the presentation of his gold medal for the long jump, after defeating Nazi Germany's Lutz Long, right, during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Naoto Tajima of Japan, center, placed third. The performance of Jesse Owens will be honored in the stadium where he won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games when the world championships are held in Berlin this month. (AP Photo/File)

Fast friends: Unlikely ally aids Owens at '36 Berlin Games

Jul. 31, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

Jesse Owens attempted to block everything out — from the chants of the German crowd to the glares of Adolf Hitler in a seat looking down. As legend goes, there was one thing the American great heard loud and clear: Advice from an unlikely ally. Owens was a Black athlete at the 1936 Berlin Games who stole...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 1936, file photo, American athlete Jesse Owens, left, breaks the tape in a record time of 21.1 seconds in the elimination heats of the men's 200-meter race at the Olympic Games race in Berlin, Germany. Canada's Lee Orr, center, finished second. (AP Photo/File)

Black Americans star in front of Hitler at Berlin Olympics

Jul. 31, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The name of sprinter Mack Robinson may not be as well-known as Jesse Owens, the star of the 1936 Berlin Games. Robinson’s not even the most famous person in his own family, a distinction that goes to his younger brother, Jackie, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mack...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a news conference at the State Department Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

US hits Poland, others in Europe over Holocaust claims

Jul. 29, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is criticizing a number of eastern and central European nations, including Poland, for failing to compensate Holocaust victims and their families and communities for property seized during Nazi occupation in World War II as the numbers of survivors dwindles due to age....

FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank and a Holocaust survivor, attends a news conference in Newport Beach, Calif. Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday July 29, 2020, targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Eva Schloss is an Auschwitz survivor who today lives in London and has recorded a message for Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

Jul. 29, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Coordinated by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material...

A demonstrator holds a poster with the inscription 'Solidarity with those affected by NSU 2.0'  during a rally in downtown Wiesbaden, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Frankfurt prosecutors said a 63-year-old former police officer and his 55-year-old wife, were detained Friday in the Bavarian town of Landshut in connection threatening mails against several politicians signed 'NSU 2.0.' (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)

German couple detained over threat mail to lawmakers, others

Jul. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Bavarian police officer and his wife were temporarily detained and their home was searched in connection with an investigation into a series of far-right death threats emailed to left-wing lawmakers, Frankfurt prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors said they had on Friday detained a...