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FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo, a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shock

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a...

FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash on Sunday: “Words can't describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will...

Nathan Chen performs during the senior men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Chen wins short program, Knierims take 3rd pairs title

Jan. 25, 2020 11:17 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Coming off illness and spending much of his days as a full-time college student, Nathan Chen shouldn't have been capable of setting a personal best Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Then again, maybe it's wise to expect only greatness from the three-time defending...

Vrankic scores 20 to lead Santa Clara past San Diego 65-52

Jan. 25, 2020 9:44 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josip Vrankic had 20 points as Santa Clara defeated San Diego 65-52 on Saturday. Jalen Williams had 11 points for Santa Clara (17-5, 4-3 West Coast Conference). DJ Mitchell added eight rebounds. James Jean-Marie had 14 points and three blocks for the Toreros (8-14, 1-6). Joey Calcaterra...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Sandy Brisson, of Millersville, holds out her phone to show a photo of the tight-knit group of friends on one of their many excursions over the past 60 years, in Lancaster, Pa. Over the past 60 years, women have left the group and others have joined, but this core lunch bunch of eight retirees still meets at a different restaurant every second Wednesday of the month. (Ty Lohr/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

Women forge 60-year friendship over monthly meals

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — It all started with a game of pinochle. Six decades ago, four friends started meeting once a month, after work, to play cards. They had all graduated from Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School in the late 1950s or early ’60s and were secretaries in the same law office....

Madison Chock and Evan Bates compete in the senior rhythm dance short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Alysa Liu successfully defends U.S women's skating title

Jan. 25, 2020 2:12 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Alysa Liu watched Mariah Bell put out the performance of her life. Then the 14-year-old defending champion did Bell one better. Liu needed all of her technical brilliance in her impressive jumping arsenal to hold off Bell at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships title Friday night....

FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Anquan Boldin, speaks during a session to discuss criminal justice issues with other current and former NFL football players at Harvard Law School, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass. The NFL has suddenly become a clarion in the quest for social justice, most strikingly tackling the issue of police brutality against African-Americans. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Column: NFL shamelessly commandeers Kaepernick's cause

Jan. 24, 2020 7:09 PM EST

The images are haunting. Dramatic music, punctuated by the beeping sound of an open car door. The silhouette of former NFL star Anquan Boldin, wearing sunglasses and sitting at the wheel of his vehicle. “Yeah, I'll never forget that night,” Boldin says, before going on to recount how his cousin,...

Ohio GOP asks candidate to withdraw over dating site account

Jan. 24, 2020 3:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party on Friday urged a state House candidate to withdraw from the March 17 primary because he had signed up on an online dating site that encourages extramarital affairs. State GOP Chairwoman Jane Timken said there was no place in the party for people showing...

Mayor wants $200M bond issue to repair more Omaha streets

Jan. 24, 2020 9:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor wants voters to decide whether they're willing to raise their property taxes to fund a long-term plan for improving city streets — often the objects of residents' wrath and complaints. Mayor Jean Stothert announced Thursday that she will ask the City Council to put a...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Allison and Bertrum Jean pose as they hold a portrait of their late son Botham Shem Jean at their home in Castries, St. Lucia. A public service announcement honoring the life of Jean, who was killed in his living room by Amber Guyger, a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own, will air during the Super Bowl next month to highlight the impact of police violence, the family's lawyer said. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

NFL initiative yields PSA on man killed by Dallas officer

Jan. 24, 2020 1:15 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A public service announcement honoring the life of a black man killed in his living room by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own debuted as part of an NFL initiative aiming to promote social justice and racial equality. The two-minute video featuring...