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Run for the roses: South Dakota man achieves lifelong dream

Sep. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) — Wayne Scherr can credit COVID-19 for making a lifelong dream come true. Because of the pandemic, the Kentucky Derby — one of horse racing’s most revered events — was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. Scherr, a long-time horse owner from Wagner, took advantage of the...

FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, Iran broadcast the televised confession of a wrestler facing the death penalty after a tweet from President Donald Trump criticizing the case, a segment that resembled hundreds of other suspected coerced confessions aired over the last decade in the Islamic Republic. The case of 27-year-old Navid Afkari has drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrays him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP, File)

US hits Iran court, judges with sanctions over wrestler

Sep. 24, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday hit an Iranian revolutionary court and several judges with sanctions in part for their role in the conviction and execution of a young wrestler. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed the sanctions on two judges with Branch 1 of the Revolutionary...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to pass, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Bills rejuvenated offense has Rams coach McVay's attention

Sep. 24, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McVay knows good offenses when he sees them. Quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills — a team previously known for having a defense-first reputation — have suddenly captured the Los Angeles Rams coach’s attention as the teams prepare to play at...

Wyoming plans for high school basketball to start on time

Sep. 18, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming High School Activities Association says it plans for high school basketball and wrestling to start on time. The association said Thursday the state health department approved its plans for students to safely participate in those sports. Practices are scheduled to start on...

Wyoming wrestling treasurer who admits theft gets jail time

Sep. 14, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A former treasurer of two youth wrestling clubs in Wyoming has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to repay money he stole from the organizations. Steven Johnson, 45, pleaded guilty in June to theft. He agreed to repay $20,500 to the Camel Kids Wrestling Club and $29,500 to...

FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, Iran broadcast the televised confession of a wrestler facing the death penalty after a tweet from President Donald Trump criticizing the case, a segment that resembled hundreds of other suspected coerced confessions aired over the last decade in the Islamic Republic. The case of 27-year-old Navid Afkari has drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrays him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP, File)

Iran summons German envoy over tweet on executed wrestler

Sep. 14, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday summoned Germany’s ambassador following his embassy’s criticism of the execution last weekend of a wrestler after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old man’s life to be spared. The official IRNA news agency said a foreign ministry official...

FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, Iran broadcast the televised confession of a wrestler facing the death penalty after a tweet from President Donald Trump criticizing the case, a segment that resembled hundreds of other suspected coerced confessions aired over the last decade in the Islamic Republic. The case of 27-year-old Navid Afkari has drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrays him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP, File)

Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

Sep. 12, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

TEHRAN (AP) — Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man, after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man's life to be spared. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, as...

Iran executes a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after Trump tweeted criticism of the case

Sep. 12, 2020 5:02 AM EDT
Tehran, Iran (AP) — Iran executes a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after Trump tweeted criticism of the case.
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2010, file photo, World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon raises his arm in the air to the audience during a fan appreciation event in Hartford, Conn. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, dismissed a lawsuit filed by 50 former professional wrestlers, who claimed WWE failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Former WWE wrestlers' lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

Sep. 9, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. The 2nd U.S....

Correction: Election 2020-Nevada Congressional Candidate

Sep. 8, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

In stories published Sept. 3, 2019, Oct. 18, 2019 and July 28, 2020 about congressional candidate Dan Rodimer, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Rodimer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a 2010 incident and completed a six-week anger management course in exchange for the...