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Emergency personnel work at the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade

Feb. 20, 2020 2:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras. Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified her Thursday as...

Smuggled elk poses a mystery for Montana wildlife officials

Feb. 15, 2020 10:21 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — It reads like a forensic crime drama - and in a very real sense it is. A Montana game warden learns of an unusual elk shot along the Rocky Mountain Front. The animal has physical peculiarities unlike anything the department has seen before. Genetic testing reveals that the young...

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer misses the puck as it flies past the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rantanen, Grubauer lead Avalanche to 3-0 win over Senators

Feb. 12, 2020 12:30 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored in the first period following a terrific twirl move, Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season and the high-flying Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Tuesday night. Valeri Nichushkin scored a power-play goal in the third for...

IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden poses for photos during IndyCar Media Day, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IndyCar's Josef Newgarden would trade title for Indy 500 win

Feb. 10, 2020 5:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade. Yet he'd give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500. “No doubt,”...

Conservationists attacked in refuge for Mexican porpoise

Feb. 9, 2020 7:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Conservationists on a Sea Shepherd vessel out to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise came under gun fire in the upper Gulf of California over the weekend by men in small boats. The confrontation took place Saturday in what is known as the “critical zone” of an area...

Actress and honoree Niecy Nash waves to photographers at the 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Feb. 7, 2020 10:19 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year’s star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere...

This undated image provided by Cheetos shows MC Hammer in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. “U Can’t Touch This” is 30 years old this year but just as familiar as ever. (Cheetos via AP)

Super Bowl ads serve up politics - and an escape from it

Jan. 31, 2020 11:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans weary of a seemingly endless barrage of political news may be looking for a respite as they settle in to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. They won't get it, although the real-world interruption should at least be brief. For what may be the first time, national politics will invade...

This undated photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan standing outside a helicopter, at a location not provided. Zobayan was at the controls of the helicopter that crashed in Southern California Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, killing all nine aboard including former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. The other person inside is unidentified. (Group 3 Aviation via AP)

Grand Canyon visit inspired Kobe Bryant's pilot to fly

Jan. 31, 2020 12:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ara Zobayan's passion for helicopters began as a teenager and took flight years later after a life-changing trip soaring above the vast Grand Canyon. The freedom felt by the man who would become Kobe Bryant's pilot was transformational, inspiring Zobayan to scrimp and save to take...

The Costa Smeralda cruise ship is docked in the Civitavecchia port near Rome, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Italian health authorities are screening passengers aboard after a passenger from Macao came down with flu-like symptoms amid the global scare about a new virus. Passengers are being kept on board pending check to determine the type of virus. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

Jan. 30, 2020 5:33 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European countries stepped up efforts Thursday to contain the virus sweeping through central China, sending a chartered airliner there to evacuate hundreds of European citizens, scrapping more commercial flights to Chinese destinations and keeping some 7,000 people on a cruise ship...

San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Sharks forward Tomas Hertl out for season with knee injury

Jan. 30, 2020 4:52 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl will miss the rest of the season for the San Jose Sharks with a serious knee injury. The Sharks said Thursday that Hertl tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the first period of a loss the previous night against the Vancouver Canucks. Hertl is the second...