An author’s clash with a Georgia school district over a brief mention of a gay person during a presentation highlights the reach of conservatives’ push for what what they call parents’ rights.
Bob Ross was known for his unpretentious approach to painting on his long-running show, “The Joy of Painting,” but now the painting he completed on his first episode in 1983 is for sale for nearly $10 million.
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House GOP clash with Garland over Hunter Biden

House Republicans have clashed with Attorney General Merrick Garland, accusing him of the “weaponization” of its work under President Joe Biden. (September 20)

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Zelenskyy speaks at UNSC, says Russia committed ‘criminal and unprovoked aggression’

Ukraine’s president accused Russia of waging “a criminal and unprovoked aggression” that undermines all norms of war at the U.N. Security Council. (Sept. 20)

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Video: Director refuses to stop school band, is stunned, arrested

Police body camera video shows an Alabama high school band director being shocked with a stun gun and arrested by officers in front of screaming students after he refused to immediately stop the band following a football game. (Sept. 20)

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Bob Ross’ first TV painting listed for $9.85 million

‘A Walk in the Woods’ was the subject of the inaugural episode of Bob Ross’s iconic show, “The Joy of Painting.” 40 years later, a Minnesota art gallery has listed the painting for sale in a bid get the artist’s work in front of the public. (Sept. 20) (AP video: Mark Vancleave)

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Suspected killer of LA deputy pleads insanity

The man charged with murder in the ambush killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday.(Sept.20) (AP production by Ao Gao)

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Stephen Sanchez channels ‘50s and ‘60s for debut album

“Until I Found You” singer Stephen Sanchez revisits early rock n’ roll sounds to create the world of The Troubadour Sanchez for his concept album, “Angel Face.” (Sept. 20)

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Israeli military raids West Bank refugee camp

Israeli troops have raided the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, killing people and wounding dozens, according to Palestinian officials. (Sep. 20)

Ayub Mohamed, left, 7, going into 2nd grade, gets help from Esmeralda Jimenez, 13, a volunteer tutor in a summer tutoring program with School Connect WA at Dearborn Park International Elementary School in Seattle on Friday, July 28, 2023. (Karen Ducey/The Seattle Times via AP)
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How board games can help your kids learn math

Well before early learners reach grade school, everyday games and activities can help build math skills. Experts say board games like Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders help kids learn how to recognize numbers and move up and down a number line.

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New dogs learn new tricks during puppy training exercise at Detroit airport

Five puppies learning to serve as assistance dogs have a howling good time during a training exercise at Detroit Metro Airport (Sept. 20)(AP video: Mike Householder)

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Dan + Shay hit a breaking point. Then they wrote ‘Bigger Houses’

Before country duo Dan + Shay wrote their fifth studio album, “Bigger Houses,” they nearly broke up. “This album, honestly, it saved our lives,” says band member Dan Smyers. (Sept. 20)

Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick believes the hit that ended Browns running back Nick Chubb’s season was unfortunate but not dirty.
Artificial intelligence tools that can conjure whimsical artwork or realistic-looking images from written commands started wowing crowds last year.
LSU is trying to climb back toward the top 10 in the AP Top 25 and remain unbeaten in conference play when the Tigers host Arkansas.
Security improvements are planned at a jail in Pennsylvania following the brazen escape of a murderer who eluded law enforcement for two weeks before his capture this month.
The Tennessee Volunteers have been busy taking a good, long look at themselves after the loss to Florida.
A U.N. report says over 1,100 Palestinians have fled their homes in the West Bank since the start of 2022 due to Israeli settler violence.
England captain Owen Farrell will make his return from suspension in a much-changed team for the Rugby World Cup match against Chile on Saturday in Lille.
English soccer club Leeds is going to sport’s highest court for a second appeal case involving former striker Jean-Kévin Augustin.
The Hawkeyes are trying to go 4-0 for the third time since 2019 in a place coach Kirk Ferentz has won before.
Oklahoma State visits Iowa State on Saturday in a meeting of teams trying to get their struggling offenses going.
Facts and figures for the 45th Ryder Cup matches at Marco Simone in Italy. The Americans are the defending champions, but they have not won on European soil since 1993.
West Virginia is looking for its first three-game winning streak under coach Neal Brown as the Mountaineers host Texas Tech in their Big 12 opener.
A Kansas man is charged with two counts of murder in connection to the deaths of two women in the 1990s.
Since the creation of the Pacific Coast Conference more than 100 years ago, Washington and California have always been members of the same conference.
A capsule look at the American team for the Ryder Cup. Seven players return from the 2021 teams that walloped Europe at Whistling Straights.
Wake Forest is going for a 4-0 start on Saturday when it hosts Georgia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
No. 17 North Carolina heads to Pittsburgh looking for the program’s first 4-0 start since 1997. The Tar Heels are coming off an impressive 31-13 win over Minnesota.
Climate activists briefly disrupted the morning commute in Boston to put pressure on the state’s governor to ban fossil fuel infrastructure.
A capsule look at the 12 members of Team Europe for the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone. Europe is said to be in a rebuilding stage, but it only has four rookies.
No. 20 Miami heads to Temple for the first game between the former Big East teams since 2005. It’s a chance for Miami to move to 4-0 before it enters Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Cornerback Kalen King and the rest of the No. 7 Penn State defense have built plenty of momentum to this point and believe they can feed off what will be a raucous, White Out environment again on Saturday when Penn State hosts No. 24 Iowa in a white-walled Beaver Stadium.
No. 17 North Carolina visits ACC-rival Pittsburgh with the two programs heading in opposite directions.
Anna Nordqvist is on double duty this week at the Solheim Cup. One minute she will be worrying about the right club to use on her next shot.
Chicago officials have signed a nearly $30 million contract with a private security firm to relocate migrants seeking asylum from police stations and the city’s two airports to winterized camps with massive tents before cold weather arrives.
Police say a pickup truck struck the back of an Amish buggy in northern New York, killing two children who were 1 and 3 years old and injuring four others.
No. 18 Duke heads to Connecticut Saturday for one of those games coaches love to warn players about.
Spain’s new women’s coach Montse Tomé is set to hold a news conference in Gothenburg on Thursday, a day before her soccer team tries to put off-field distractions aside to play Sweden in the Nations League.
No. 4 Florida State is looking to end its seven-game losing streak to Clemson and end the Tigers chances at another Atlantic Coast Conference title.
Bulgaria is expelling one Russian and two Belarusian nationals for carrying out activities against Bulgaria’s national security and interests.
No. 1 Georgia, coming off back-to-back national championships, is a big favorite against UAB. The Bulldogs rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat South Carolina 24-14 in their Southeastern Conference opener last week.