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Former Texas standout and WNBA player Jackson dies at 37

Oct. 04, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiffany Jackson, a former standout at the University of Texas who was the No. 5 pick in the WNBA draft in 2007 and played nine years in the league, has died of cancer, the school announced. She was 37. Jackson, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in...

Today in History: October 2, Warsaw Uprising is crushed

Oct. 02, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2022. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people...

Highway named after Botetourt’s ‘most famous native son’

Oct. 01, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

GALA, Va. (AP) — He won in the dogfights of World War II, he won in the Olympic boxing ring, and he won in Virginia Supreme Court, and now, a stretch of highway in Botetourt County is named in honor of Norvel LaFallette Ray Lee. Descendants of Lee recently traveled to his...

Steamed about lobster: House candidates snippy over donation

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Congressional candidates in a hotly contested Maine race snipped at each other on Tuesday about a contribution from the leader of a conservation group that has discouraged consumers from buying lobster. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden is defending his seat in...

Philadelphia mayor issues ban on guns at city parks, pools

Sep. 27, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order Tuesday banning guns and deadly weapons from the city's indoor and outdoor recreation spaces including parks, basketball courts and pools. The order is the latest attempt by Philadelphia officials to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 2-8

Sep. 26, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 2-8: Oct. 2: Critic Rex Reed is 84. Singer Don McLean is 77. Country singer Jo-el Sonnier is 76. Actor Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 74. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 72. Musician Sting...

Maine rematch could be a bellwether for control of Congress

Sep. 18, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Donald Trump isn't on the ballot in Maine's 2nd Congressional District this year, but his brand of politics is. In a race that will help decide control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Jared Golden will defend his seat against Republican...

School district first to include Tom Brady’s fitness program

Sep. 17, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — For Tiffany Williams and Allison Swank, their 13-student wellness education class at Pinellas Park Middle School on Friday was an epicenter of innovation. A monitor showed a PowerPoint presentation that included a video featuring Bucs quarterback Tom...

LaQuan Smith displays his fashions on an aircraft carrier

Sep. 13, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

LaQuan Smith used the spectacular setting of a historic aircraft carrier for his fashion show exploring the female form. At a Monday evening soiree on the USS Intrepid, the famed tourist attraction docked on the Hudson River, Smith launched his spring ready-to-wear collection....

Broadway theater renamed in honor of James Earl Jones

Sep. 13, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly restored Cort Theatre on Broadway has been renamed after James Earl Jones, becoming the second theater on the Great White Way named after a Black artist. During Monday's ceremony included Norm Lewis singing “Go the Distance,” Brian Stokes Mitchell...