Former elite fencer Kirsten Hawkes feels let down by the U.S. Center for SafeSport after filing a complaint to the agency formed six years ago to combat sexual misconduct in Olympic sports.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to two scientists whose work led to mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.
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Trump attends start of trial in New York lawsuit accusing him of lying about his wealth

As former President Donald Trump spent Monday at a New York trial that could cost him control of his most prized properties, a law professor argues that this trial puts the ex-president’s image as a New York real estate tycoon in peril. (October 2)

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California governor: Laphonza Butler ‘uniquely qualified” for Senate appointment

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has chosen Laphonza Butler, a former union leader and Democratic insider, to fill the U.S. Senate seat of his late mentor Dianne Feinstein. Butler will be the only Black woman in the Senate. (Oct 2)(AP Video/Terry Chea)

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Biden, actress Selma Blair, salute the Americans with Disabilities Act

Actress and disability rights advocate Selma Blair was at the White House Monday helping President Joe Biden salute the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. (Oct. 2)

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with new postage stamp

The United States Postal Service honored the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by unveiling a stamp of her at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Monday. (Oct. 2)

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Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy

Some mining companies are moving to phase out use of fossil fuels in extracting and refining, partly due to pressure from downstream customers that want more sustainable supply chains. (Oct. 1) (AP video by Victoria Milko)

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Women’s voices and votes to loom large at upcoming Synod of Bishops on future of Catholic church

The Catholic Church has for centuries been dominated by men with little hope for women entering the corridors of power at the Vatican or simply saying Mass. Catholic women are hoping that a 3-week long meeting in October might be the start of some change. On October 4th, Pope Francis will open the Synod of Bishops with 464 participants including Catholic clergy and lay-people. For the first time, women and lay people will be allowed to vote. (Oct. 2) (AP Video: Sebabatso Mosamo, Paolo Lucariello, Luigi Navarra, Gianfranco Stara. Produced by Trisha Thomas)

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Scuba divers on ecological mission off NYC coast

A small diving group in New York City is cutting away thickets of fishing line underwater and removing other pollutants to help ease threats to oceans and marine life. (AP Video: Cedar Attanasio and Ted Shaffrey) (Sept. X)

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Mexico’s rescue and drug-sniffing dogs start their training at the military’s puppy kindergarten

In the middle of a military base outside Mexico City, an army colonel runs what he calls a kindergarten for dogs. Puppies that one day will become rescue dogs, or sniffer dogs for drugs or explosives, get their basic training at the facility. They spend their first four months at the site, before being sent to military units around the country for more specialized instruction. (Oct. 2) (AP Video/Gerardo Carrillo)

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Chicago struggles to house asylum-seekers

As Chicago has struggled to house asylum-seekers arriving in the city, it’s been using a bus center at O’Hare International Airport. The use of airports to house migrants has been rejected elsewhere and it highlights what’s been a haphazard response to the crisis. (Oct.1) (AP video: Melissa Winder)

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Christina Hendricks and Pamela Anderson among stars at Westwood show

Christina Hendricks and Pamela Anderson were among the stars that showed up for Andreas Kronthaler’s show for Vivienne Westwood at Paris Fashion Week. (Oct. 1)

Rookie cornerback Devon Witherson scored on a 97-yard interception return late in the third quarter and the Seattle Seahawks tied a team record with 11 sacks in a 24-3 victory over the struggling and offensively inept New York Giants.
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Students have marched through downtown Mexico City to mark 55 years since the military massacred hundreds of students in Tlatelolco plaza.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford continued his strong response to an injury-riddled 2022 season by leading a 29-23 overtime win at the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
It’s the holding call heard ’round the NFL. And the debate over whether it was even a penalty continues to rage.
Sheriff Paul Penzone of Arizona’s Maricopa County says he is resigning in January after serving almost two terms. Penzone’s surprise announcement came Monday.
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams had to leave his first game in more than a year when he sustained a concussion on the opening series against the New York Giants.
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo filed a lawsuit challenging the state ethics commission’s authority to censure and fine the former Clark County sheriff for using his publicly issued sheriff’s badge during his 2022 gubernatorial campaign.
Brandon Staley and the Los Angeles Chargers coaching staff go into the bye week with many things to assess.
Washington state’s minimum wage will increase 54 cents to $16.28 an hour next year. The Seattle Times reports the Washington Department of Labor and Industries made the announcement Friday.
Officials say a Florida death row inmate convicted of killing a deputy and two other people more than 40 years ago has died in prison.
The Minnesota Twins have the longest postseason losing streak in major North American professional sports at 18 straight games.
The Patriots have a lot more problems following their 38-3 loss to Dallas. New England is 1-3 for the third straight season.
The San Francisco 49ers hadn’t had time to bask in the glow of their fourth straight win to open the season when the attention turned to next week.
Zion Williamson says he’s focused on staying healthy and winning as he enters his fifth NBA season since being drafted first overall out of Duke in 2019.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife arrested a man Saturday on suspicion of killing a mother black bear and two cubs in the Rocky Mountains a few hours southwest of Denver.
The Las Vegas Raiders announced Monday they are donating $1 million to UNLV’s athletics program. Raiders and UNLV officials will give more details at a news conference Tuesday.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers both looked like they might be the best teams in baseball for significant stretches of a long season in which they now find themselves facing each other in an AL Wild Card Series.
There’s always something exasperating going on with the Las Vegas Raiders. What happened Sunday isn’t nearly as serious as the recent Chandler Jones saga or the offensive emails that cost Jon Gruden his job.
The Baltimore City Council has voted to confirm Richard Worley as the city’s new police commissioner.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley missed his second straight game because of a right high ankle sprain.
Iowa’s health agency has said it will take steps to develop home and community-based services for children with severe mental and behavioral needs as part of an agreement with civil rights groups that filed a class action lawsuit.
One of Milwaukee’s biggest strengths just got a little weaker on the eve of the postseason. Right-hander Brandon Woodruff, slated as a potential Game 3 starter, will miss the NL Wild Card Series with a shoulder injury, leaving the Brewers without one of the top arms against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The WNBA’s owners officially approved retired quarterback Tom Brady’s bid Monday to purchase a stake in the Las Vegas Aces.
It’s not often a 19-point loss generates feelings of optimism in the NFL. Considering where the Arizona Cardinals are in their current rebuild, there are still many reasons to consider Sunday’s 35-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers an encouraging step forward.
At least part of a Republican-backed overhaul of the Ohio’s K-12 education system will take effect as planned, despite a court order Monday delaying the changes after a lawsuit said they violate the constitution.
Jonathan Taylor missed the Indianapolis Colts offseason workouts as he recovered from ankle surgery.
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens did exactly what they needed to against a Cleveland team that was without quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Brazil winger Raphinha won’t play in the next two rounds of South American World Cup qualifying because of injury.
The Cleveland Browns are limping into their bye week. The first four games left a mark on the team , which lost star running back Nick Chubb and right tackle Jack Conklin in the first two weeks and then played Baltimore without quarterback Deshaun Watson on Sunday.