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Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

University says can’t fire professor for ‘bigoted’ remarks

Nov. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A professor at Indiana University who defended “racist, sexist, and homophobic” comments that he posted on his social media accounts will keep his job because his views are protected under the Constitution, university officials announced after they were bombarded with...

Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

Nov. 21, 2019 6:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they embarked on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation's...

The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

PDC discusses searchable digital archive of campaign ads

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Campaign finance officials are discussing the idea of building a searchable digital archive that collects campaign ads and information related to them. The Seattle Times reports the idea was discussed at a Wednesday meeting of the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations and...

Man pleads guilty to having cellphone in federal prison

Nov. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man will get extra prison time for using a cellphone to post to Facebook from the federal prison in Atlanta. Court records show that 32-year-old Brian J. Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a contraband cellphone. A 2010 law made it a crime to possess or...

Marvel ‘Voices’ podcast inspires comic book anthology

Nov. 21, 2019 2:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Marvel podcast series is inspiring an anthology of new adventures for some of its most popular superheroes. Actor and rapper Method Man and author Roxane Gay are among the writers being given the power to play around with characters like Black Panther and Wolverine. The comic book giant...

South Dakota group upset Minnesota agency won meth campaign

Nov. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Add South Dakota ad agencies to the chorus unhappy with a state anti-meth campaign that included the provocative tagline, “Meth: We’re on it.” The South Dakota Advertising Federation is upset that the account went to a Minnesota ad agency. In a statement...

Analysis: Montana candidates improperly report Facebook ads

Nov. 21, 2019 12:29 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Political ads for Montana’s 2020 gubernatorial race have appeared on Facebook at least 760,000 times since the start of the year. Montana Public Radio found nearly all of the candidates running for office didn’t follow state rules for disclosing details about those ads to...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Nov. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust stems from three long-running cases that have divided Israelis and cast a long shadow across the political scene. The Justice Ministry announced the indictment Thursday, upending...