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Dolphins' Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Aug. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the...

Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Aug. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

KULA, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The Honolulu...

DiBenedetto falls short of win but earns immense respect

Aug. 18, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas. Denny Hamlin was among those who saw the clip and then donated $5,000 to his fellow competitor. The gesture brought more attention to...

NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

Aug. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A National Rifle Association leader-turned-critic is meeting with New York investigators next week, and the NRA wants to be there.a New York's attorney general's office is questioning Oliver North on Tuesday as it probes whether the NRA broke laws governing its nonprofit status. The...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...

Octavia Spencer to be honored by gay-rights education group

Aug. 13, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year. The group known as GLSEN announced Tuesday that the star of "Hidden Figures and "The Help" will receive the honor at the group's Respect Awards,...

Storm's Alysha Clark raises money for dialysis unit

Aug. 12, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Storm guard Alysha Clark makes her biggest assists off the basketball court, at Seattle's Children's Hospital. Through an annual drive, she has donated over 10,000 toys to the hospital, including over 2,000 this year. This year she wanted to do more. Clark remembered a conversation she had...

Rapper Big Sean hosts events aimed at helping Detroit youth

Aug. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Rapper Big Sean's philanthropic foundation is hosting another weekend of events in Detroit aimed at helping youth in his hometown. The 2nd annual Detroit's On Now Weekend kicks off next Saturday with the unveiling of the Sean Anderson Production Studio in the Dauch Campus Boys and Girls...

Maguire's United routs Chelsea in EPL opener; Arsenal wins

Aug. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United started its Premier League campaign with a morale-boosting 4-0 win over old rival Chelsea with the world's most expensive defender Harry Maguire impressing on his debut for the hosts. Maguire, who completed his 80 million pound ($97 million) transfer from...

Trump fundraiser puts billionaire host on defensive

Aug. 9, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president's business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower. Shortly after Trump's election, Stephen M....