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Gregory's 35 points lead Kansas State women past NAU 93-80

Nov. 25, 2022 20:45 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Gabby Gregory scored a career-high 35 points, 20 of them in the second half, and No. 25 Kansas State defeated stubborn Northern Arizona 93-80 on Friday night at the Paradise Jam. Gregory, who scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, hit a 3-pointer...

Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut

Nov. 23, 2022 16:14 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts — a leap toward its pioneering ambition to send someone with a physical disability into space. John McFall, a...

Britcher, Sweeney giving women's doubles luge a try for US

Nov. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have been USA Luge teammates for years. They’ve traveled together, they’ve competed together, they’ve gone to the Olympics together, they’ve stood on World Cup podiums together. Being on a sled together was not part of the plan. ...

There’s more to barn hunting than smelling a rat

Nov. 20, 2022 09:07 AM EST

BEALETON, Va. (AP) — Some dogs sprinted like deer into the drafty barn, with its tin roof that rumbled every time the wind gusted—which it did often on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Others did more of an amble as if they had all day to sniff every piece of straw and analyze the...

California coach sentenced for placing camera in locker room

Nov. 18, 2022 22:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California high school football coach who secretly photographed nearly two dozen students in a girls locker room was sentenced Friday to nine years and four months in prison. David Arthur Riden, a former assistant varsity football coach...

Today in History: November 17, Suez Canal opens

Nov. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2022. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt. On this date: In 1800, Congress...

Democrat Malia Cohen wins California state controller race

Nov. 16, 2022 14:36 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Malia Cohen has won the race for California controller, beating out a Republican who gave his party its best shot in years to end its losing streak in statewide elections. Cohen will become the state’s first Black controller, a role that...

Australian inquiry asks whether mom smothered her 4 children

Nov. 14, 2022 00:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian inquiry began investigating on Monday whether a woman convicted almost two decades ago of smothering her four children to death might be innocent. The inquiry by retired New South Wales state Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Bathurst is the...

US Rhodes scholars chosen to begin Oxford studies in 2023

Nov. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new group of Rhodes scholars from the U.S. has been chosen for the prestigious academic program in a selection process that was conducted online for the third consecutive year. The class of 32 scholars for 2023 was “elected entirely virtually, with both...

Martinez, Pellington lead No. 19 Arizona women in opener

Nov. 10, 2022 23:24 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Esmery Martinez scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Shaina Pellington scored 20 points and five other players scored in double figures as No. 19 Arizona opened its season with a 113-56 romp past Northern Arizona on Thursday night. Pellington scored 14...