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Police officers walk enveloped by teargas in Portland, Friday, March 29, 2020.  After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man, George Floyd . (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Rioting after protest leads to curfews for Seattle, Portland

May. 31, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 5 p.m. curfew for the entire city Saturday and Washingon Gov. Jay Inslee activated the National Guard after rioters torched police vehicles and spilled onto Interstate 5, forcing the freeway’s temporary closure through the central part of the...

Police: Tulane football player arrested after punching girl

May. 29, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — A fight at a Waffle House in Louisiana landed a Tulane University football player in jail and a teenage girl in a hospital, police said. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid told The Advocate the early Monday morning fight that led to the arrest of Tyler Judson, a defensive back on the...

FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, a man holds an original banner from the 1985 match during a commemoration at the King Boudouin (formerly the Heysel) Stadium in Brussels. Friday, May 29, 2020 marks 35 years since 39 victims lost their lives during a European Cup football match between Liverpool and Juventus due to a surge of rival supporters resulting in a collapsed wall. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Coronavirus crisis restricts Heysel disaster remembrance

May. 29, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities and fans on Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy where 39 people died during violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus. Flowers and wreaths were laid at a remembrance plaque at the King Baudouin Stadium, which was...

Chadron State to pay $900K in settlement of Title IX lawsuit

May. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College System will pay $900,000 to settle two lawsuits alleging Chadron State College failed to prevent dating violence that led to a softball player’s 2015 suicide. Chadron State also will conduct suicide training, review its policies, establish a...

Referee Deniz Aytekin, 2nd left, and his team stand on the pitch before the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, May 16, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

German soccer falls silent as 'ghost games' begin

May. 16, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — German soccer is normally a riot of color and noise. No longer. The Bundesliga season resumed Saturday with what German fans call “ghost games," played without spectators, and in Dortmund it was hard to tell that the city's beloved team was playing at all. Instead of...

MLB, union award grants to aid domestic violence victims

May. 7, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six organizations that aid survivors of domestic violence are among groups that will receive $50,000 each from Major League Baseball and the players’ association as part of a Healthy Relationships Community Grant initiative. MLB and the union committed to donating $3 million from...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2005, file photo, Robert De Niro, left, and boxer Jake LaMotta stand for photographers before watching a 25th anniversary screening of the movie

'Raging Bull' delivers outside ring as classic sports film

May. 1, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed the great Sugar Ray Robinson his first loss. He was pretty much the same outside the ring, which is why Hollywood made a movie about his life. “I was a no-good bastard,”...

NCAA faces lawsuit over violence against women at colleges

Apr. 30, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities. Plaintiffs in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan, include women who have been athletes at Michigan State,...

CORRECTS CITY TO LAMONT, INSTEAD OF BAKERSFIELD AND CLARIFIES ONLY THE WOMAN WAS SHOT HERE  This Monday, April 13, 2020, photo shows the scene of a deadly shooting that left a pregnant woman dead in Lamont, Calif. A baby was delivered from the woman who was seven-months-pregnant and was fatally wounded during a series of violent incidents Easter night that ended with the death of the suspect during a confrontation with a SWAT team, authorities and relatives said. (Alex Horvath/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)

Baby delivered after California mother fatally wounded

Apr. 14, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

LAMONT, Calif. (AP) — A baby was delivered from a California woman who was fatally shot during a series of violent incidents that ended with the death of the suspect during a weekend confrontation with a SWAT team, authorities and relatives said. The baby was alive Tuesday morning, said Kern County...