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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh paces the sideline during the second half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama in Orlando, Fla. Michigan has decided to stick with Harbaugh. He has finalized a new, five-year deal with a base salary of $4 million per year. He can make as much as $8 million with incentives, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Harbaugh adds Linguist, Helow to Michigan's defensive staff

Jan. 20, 2021 9:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Maurice Linguist and George Helow to be assistants on defense, the latest moves that have reshaped his coaching staff. Harbaugh announced the additions Wednesday night, adding that defensive line coach Shaun Nua has agreed on a contract...

Bill promotes Native American history through NH place names

Jan. 20, 2021 11:15 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire communities would be authorized to rename locations or geographic features in the Abenaki language under a bill aimed at promoting the state’s Native American heritage. “Land holds a kind of memory that is often expressed through names,” Sen. David...

Diverse vaccine outreach planned by advocates in Nevada

Jan. 2, 2021 11:47 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Community advocates and health officials are working to engage with Nevada's diverse communities and reach out in Spanish and other languages as the state lays plans for mass coronavirus vaccinations. Erika Marquez, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas public health professor and vice chair...

Black players bemoan loss of community basketball courts

Jan. 1, 2021 3:01 AM EST

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The profanity hurled by recreational basketball players led Coral Springs to tear courts built right next to a children’s playground, but the solution has sparked a debate about whether the move was racially motivated. Although the city has agreed to build smaller courts...

NC appeals judge censured for 'toxic work environment'

Dec. 18, 2020 7:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Court of Appeals judge was censured on Friday after a judicial investigation determined his refusal to squarely address his chief aide's bullying, profanity and dishonesty caused a “toxic work environment" for female law clerks who worked for him. State Supreme...

Snohomish County judge censured for profanity

Dec. 1, 2020 11:23 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A state judicial watchdog has censured a Snohomish County judge for behavior described as “indecorous, undignified, impatient and discourteous.” Additionally in two separate cases, Superior Court Judge Joe Wilson’s words created an appearance of bias, The Herald...