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Changes let high school athletes bank big endorsement bucks

Nov. 30, 2022 12:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jada Williams was a social media star and a talented point guard when she moved with her mother from a Kansas City suburb to San Diego, looking to play basketball for a high school powerhouse and parlay her online prowess into endorsement deals. She found it all in...

Democratic lawmaker charged with stalking in New Hampshire

Nov. 30, 2022 10:20 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker convicted in August of repeatedly texting 911 during non-emergencies is now jailed on a stalking charge related to a Facebook post. Rep. Stacie Laughton, 37, of Nashua, who was arrested Nov. 12, is accused of violating a court order...

Social media makes Jada Williams a face of high school NIL

Nov. 30, 2022 09:27 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s the middle of the afternoon and Jada Williams begins a live stream on Instagram. In a heartbeat, more than 1,000 of her 671,000 followers join the broadcast and begin typing in questions and comments. Williams does her best to follow along as the comments...

In protest-riven Iran, some celebrate U.S. World Cup victory

Nov. 30, 2022 05:22 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Soccer fans in Iran's Kurdish region set off fireworks and honked car horns early Wednesday to celebrate the U.S. win over the Iranian national team in a politically charged World Cup match that divided the protest-riven country. Cheering fans hit the streets in...

Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. ...

Protester with rainbow flag banned from World Cup matches

Nov. 29, 2022 09:39 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The protester who ran onto the field during a World Cup match carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt with messages in support of Ukraine and Iranian women was banned Tuesday from attending any more matches during the tournament in Qatar. The...

Analysis: Some of NFL's best Week 12 drama was off the field

Nov. 29, 2022 06:00 AM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Threatening to overshadow an intoxicating weekend in the NFL that began with a trio of Thanksgiving classics and included two successful do-or-die 2-point conversions was all the drama that happened off the field in Week 12. Mike Purcell got up in Russell...

Auburn hires Liberty's Hugh Freeze, who's coming back to SEC

Nov. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced on Monday the hiring of...

US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 03:55 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' World Cup match Tuesday. Iran's government reacted by accusing...

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Nov. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling” from 1983's “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. ...