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In white cap and gown a graduating senior walks to the graduation ceremonies at Paradise High School in Paradise, Calif., Thursday June 6, 2019. Most of the students of Paradise High lost their homes when the Camp Fire swept through the area and the school was forced to hold classes in Chico. The seniors gathered one more time at Paradise High for graduation ceremonies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 07, 2019 - 3:30 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Paradise these days is surrounded by piles of crumpled garage doors and melted ovens. The roads teem with dump trucks and most street corners are clogged with signs advertising debris removal services or pleas to identify unclaimed pets. But Thursday night — six months after...
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June 06, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Court documents allege former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene used a pipe, golf club and broom handle to assault his wife and his sister over allegations he had an extramarital affair while on a trip to Hawaii. Fanene has been charged in the...
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In this undated photo provided by Joanne Atkins-Ingram, is of her and her son Braeden Bradforth. Newly released emails show the chaotic details surrounding the heatstroke death of Braeden Bradforth, a New Jersey football player after the first day of practice last year at Garden City Community College in Kansas. The emails obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request show the assistant coach who arrived at the scene determined Bradforth was in visible distress, but instead called the head coach and athletic trainer rather than 911. (Courtesy Joanne Atkins-Ingram via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The assistant football coach at a Kansas community college told officials a 300-pound defensive lineman who died of heatstroke after practice was "making a stressful moan" when he arrived to help, but rather than immediately dial 911 he called the head coach "for instruction to...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Bobby Okereke is shown during an NFL local Pro Day at the Oakland Raiders football facility in Alameda, Calif. Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. And a sexual assault allegation from 2015 still didn’t scare him off. Just hours after Okereke’s name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told local reporters on a conference call that he took a hard look at Okereke’s past and made others in the organization aware of the accusation before selecting the Stanford graduate in April’s NFL draft.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 05, 2019 - 3:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. A sexual assault allegation from 2015 didn't scare him off. Just hours after Okereke's name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told reporters on a conference call he took a...
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June 04, 2019 - 8:02 pm
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. say five women who accused him of rape and lewd conduct invented the allegations to prey on his wealth, while prosecutors say his fame empowered him to prey on the most vulnerable. Winslow's status was mentioned by both sides...
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Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Warren understood the...
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Construction cranes surround the future NFL Raiders football stadium Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Bowl is moving to the new stadium next year, and will feature teams from the SEC or Big Ten conferences against a Pac-12 contender. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 04, 2019 - 4:46 pm
The Big Ten and SEC will soon be heading to the Las Vegas Bowl, taking turns facing the Pac-12 when the game moves into a new billion-dollar NFL stadium in 2020. The Big Ten, Southeastern Conference and Big 12 unveiled bowl lineups for the 2020-25 seasons Tuesday. Other FBS conferences are expected...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Chicago Bears executive Champ Kelly, the fourth candidate to meet with New York for its general manager job. Kelly has been the Bears' assistant director of player personnel for the last two years after joining the organization as its pro scouting director...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Goodell is reiterating his stance in wanting to reduce the four-game preseason schedule at a time the league and player's association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. Goodell cites discussions he's had with coaches in saying he doesn't believe four preseason games are necessary to evaluate and develop players for the start of the regular season. He says the NFL should do everything to the highest quality, "and I'm not sure preseason games meet that level right now." Goodell spoke Monday, June 3, 2019, while participating in Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's 33rd charity golf tournament outside of Buffalo. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 03, 2019 - 1:32 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. "I feel...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 02, 2019 - 12:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence. No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt...
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