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County that's home to Portland elects first female sheriff

May. 18, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Multnomah County, home to Portland, Oregon, have elected a female sheriff for the first time in history. Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the agency, handily won the top job with two-thirds of the vote and will...

The Vegas Golden Knights fire coach Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs for first time in franchise history

May. 16, 2022 12:12 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights fire coach Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs for first time in franchise history.

US to host men's and women's Rugby World Cups for first time

May. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Rugby’s biggest tournament is finally heading to the United States. Now comes the hard part for the sport’s leadership: Generating enough interest and sustainability to secure rugby’s place in a crowded U.S. market. The Rugby World Cup will be staged in the U.S....

NYC to hold first Asian American and Pacific Islander parade

May. 11, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will hold its first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural and Heritage Parade in Manhattan this weekend, Mayor Eric Adams and event organizers announced Wednesday. The parade is set for Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on Sixth Avenue from West 44th...

Chargers take offensive lineman Zion Johnson in first round

Apr. 29, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco acknowledged selecting a guard in the first round is not the sexiest pick, but when it comes to helping the offense take another step forward, taking Boston College's Zion Johnson at No. 17 makes the most sense. ...

Chicago to host WNBA All-Star Game for first time

Apr. 28, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

Chicago will host the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time, the league announced Thursday. The game will coincide with two major youth girls' basketball tournaments being played in Chicago the weekend of July 10. The league will host a two-day “WNBA Live” event that weekend. ...

NYC's first-ever Japanese heritage parade set for next month

Apr. 27, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People of Japanese descent are gearing up for their first-ever parade in New York City, taking their place among the lineup of groups that celebrate their heritage with marches through the United States' most populous city. Set for May 14, the Japan Day parade comes...

Docked pay, reprimand in first-ever Air Force general trial

Apr. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force major general in Ohio who was convicted on one of three specifications of an abusive sexual contact charge was told Tuesday he would receive a reprimand and must forfeit $10,910 of monthly pay for five months. Maj. Gen....

Adrian Matejka will be first Black editor of Poetry magazine

Apr. 26, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Poetry magazine, one of the country's oldest and most prominent literary publications, will for the first time have a Black editor. Adrian Matejka, an educator, former state laureate of Indiana and prize-winning poet, begins his new job May 16. “I couldn’t be...

Split verdict in first-ever Air Force general military trial

Apr. 23, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force major general in Ohio has been convicted by a military judge of one of three specifications of abusive sexual contact in the first-ever military trial of an Air Force general. The charge faced by Maj. Gen. William Cooley...