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Unfamiliar foe: Buffalo braces to face No. 16 Chanticleers

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Short of calling Kansas coach Lance Leipold for a scouting report on Coastal Carolina’s defense, Buffalo quarterback Kyle Vantrease gained insight by watching the Chanticleers rout the Jayhawks last week. Vantrease spent the previous four years...

Quechua endures in Peru despite centuries of discrimination

Sep. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

CCARHUACC LICAPA, Peru (AP) — Leila Ccaico walked slowly to the front of her class in a rural village in the Andes. Reluctantly, she faced her classmates, obeyed her teacher’s orders and started to sing softly in Quechua. This is the first year that the sixth grader...

Algerian journalist, others detained in growing crackdown

Sep. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested a prominent journalist and a Berber linguist this week as part of what appears to be a growing crackdown on dissent in the Kabylie region. Both are accused of belonging to the Kabyle Autonomy Movement, a group...

Nebraska will play another 'guessing game' against Buffalo

Sep. 09, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska goes into its game against Buffalo on Saturday in a situation similar to two weeks ago. The Bulls (1-0) have a new coaching staff, and even though they've put one game on film, the Cornhuskers (1-1) can't be sure what they prepare for will...

Buffalo routs Wagner 69-7 in season opener

Sep. 02, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Vantrease threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Jovany Ruiz within the first minute of the game, Buffalo coach Maurice Linguist collected his first win at the helm, and the Bulls routed Wagner 69-7 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. ...

Judge: Man who harassed officers was exercising free speech

Jul. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An appellate judge on Thursday dismissed disorderly conduct charges against a man who stood outside a police garage in Wisconsin and insulted off-duty officers, saying he was exercising his free speech rights. According to court documents, Aaron...

Lawsuit challenges New Orleans online policy for employees

Jul. 15, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A policy governing the use of online social media and platforms by employees of the city of New Orleans unconstitutionally limits free speech, a lawsuit filed Thursday by two of the city's library system employees claims. The Tulane First Amendment...

Dominica fights to save Creole forged by slaves in Caribbean

Jul. 02, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The elementary school student stood up, pulled down her face mask and leaned into the microphone. She swallowed hard before trying to spell the word “discover” in French Creole. “D-E-K-O-V-I” she tried as she clasped her hands behind...

Dominica fights to save Creole forged by slaves in Caribbean

Jul. 01, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The elementary school student stood up, pulled down her face mask and leaned into the microphone. She swallowed hard before trying to spell the word “discover” in French Creole. “D-E-K-O-V-I” she tried as she clasped her hands behind...