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Kansas City Chiefs’ Rashee Rice Surrenders to Police on Assault Charge after High-speed Crash

GLENN HEIGHTS, Texas. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice surrendered to police Thursday on charges including aggravated assault after he and another driver of a speeding sports car allegedly caused a crash involving a half-dozen vehicles on a Dallas highway last month. A spokeswoman for Rice’s attorney confirmed to The Associated Press that Rice turned himself in […]

Two Tribal Nations Sue Social Media Companies Over Native Youth Suicides

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Two tribal nations are accusing social media companies of contributing to the disproportionately high rates of suicide among Native American youth. Their lawsuit filed April 9, 2024, in Los Angeles county court names Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta Platforms; Snapchat’s Snap Inc.; TikTok parent company ByteDance; and Alphabet, which owns YouTube and Google, as defendants. Virtually all U.S. teenagers […]

Lawsuit Naming Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs as Co-defendant Alleges His Son Sexually Assaulted Woman on Yacht

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit that names Sean “Diddy” Combs as a co-defendant alleges that his son Christian “King” Combs sexually assaulted a woman working on a yacht chartered by his father. The suit filed April 4 in Los Angeles Superior Court says Sean Combs created the circumstances that led to the assault and paid to cover it up […]

Breaking From Routine with a Mini Sabbatical Or ‘Adult Gap Year’ can be Rejuvenating

If you daydream about getting a break from stress, you might picture a restful week of vacation or a long weekend away. But some people opt for something bigger, finding ways to take longer or more varied time away from the routine. Mini sabbaticals. Adult gap years. Or just gap months. The extended breaks range from quitting a job to […]

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says Trump’s Hush Money Criminal Trial isn’t about Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — When he was elected two years ago as Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg spoke candidly about his unease with the job’s political demands. A former law professor, he’s more comfortable untangling complex legal questions than swaggering up to a podium. But when the first of Donald Trump’s four criminal prosecutions heads to trial on […]

10 years After Chibok, Nigerian Families Cope With the Trauma of More School Kidnappings

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — His weak body stood in the doorway, exhausted and covered in dirt. For two years, the boy had been among Nigeria’s ghosts, one of at least 1,500 schoolchildren and others seized by armed groups and held for ransom. But paying a ransom didn’t work for 12-year-old Treasure, the only captive held back from the more than […]

O.J. Simpson: A Polarizing Figure’s Final Chapter

O.J. Simpson, a name etched in American sports and entertainment, at the age of 76, has closed his final chapter marked by triumphs, controversies, and a rollercoaster ride through the justice system. Simpson’s journey to fame began on the football fields of the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1960s, where his exceptional talent earned him the prestigious Heisman […]

He Once Swore Off Politics. Now, this Georgia Activist Is Trying to Recruit People Who Seldom Vote

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ATLANTA (AP) — Davante Jennings cast his first ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Republican Donald Trump’s election that year, he says, turned him from an idealistic college student to a jaded cynic overnight. Jennings walked away from a system he thought ignored people like himself, a young Black man who grew up politically conscious in […]

Analysis: Does golf need a dominant player? That depends on who it is

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Golf after the peak years of Tiger Woods is just like it was before that “Hello, world” moment when he arrived. There was no shortage of talent or even rivalries. No dominant figure, either. Nick Faldo and Greg Norman brought a global focus to golf for about a decade until Woods arrived. Norman spent more time […]

How Alabama’s Jace Johnson Landed a Spot On the U.S. World Cup Bobsled Team

Basketball and bobsledding may not appear to have much in common, but they do in Alabama—for Bessemer’s Jace Johnson. Born and raised in Bessemer, athlete Jace Johnson has landed a spot on the U.S. World Cup Bobsled Team. (Provided) Johnson made a smooth-as-ice transition from the hardwood floor to the frozen track, landing a spot on the U.S. World Cup […]

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