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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Calgary Flames' Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, celebrates his goal during first period NHL hockey action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Hockey player accepts team employee's apology for blackface

Dec. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

A Nigerian-born hockey player has accepted the apology of a minor league equipment manager who wore blackface to the team's Halloween party in 2011. Akim Aliu also requested that the manager, Tony Deynzer, not lose his job over the incident, one of multiple examples of racism in the sport that Aliu has brought to...

Woman acquitted of causing fatal Halloween crash

Dec. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who had been charged with yanking on the steering wheel of an SUV filled with Halloween revelers, causing a crash that resulted in the death of another passenger, has been found not guilty. A judge on Thursday acquitted Gina Corrieri, 22, of Worcester, of...

Schools director gets 7-day suspension for flasher costume

Dec. 11, 2019 10:31 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An administrator for a Florida school district has been suspended for seven days because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher. The Broward School Board decided at a meeting Tuesday that Mary Coker’s decision to wear the costume didn’t warrant a...

Deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin rescued

Dec. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EST

A deer seen wandering a New Jersey town with its head stuck in a plastic pumpkin has been rescued, police said. The borough of Upper Saddle River posted on Facebook late Tuesday morning that a deer seen wandering around with part of its head, including it's mouth, stuck inside a plastic pumpkin, had been found...

Flasher costume may cost schools director pay cut, demotion

Dec. 10, 2019 10:31 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An administrator for Broward County schools faces a demotion and a nearly $44,000 pay cut because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher. A complaint filed with the school district said Mary Coker, 46, showed up at a school for adult students and at an...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco. The company said Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are parties open to anyone and advertised on social media, for example. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are...

Charges reduced in Freakfest Halloween homicide

Dec. 3, 2019 8:31 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Charges have been reduced for a woman accused of fatally shooting a man during Madison’s Freakfest Halloween celebration last year. Twenty-two-year-old Kenyairra Gadson was initially charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 21-year-old Steven Villegas who...