Social issues

FILE - In tis Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before an NBA basketball press conference in Dallas. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
September 19, 2018 - 7:06 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa. But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged with killing runner...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, the names and faces of gamers are shown as they compete in a round of the League of Legends championship series video-game competition at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday, Sept. 19, that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League of Legends, the world’s most-watched esport. It’s a crucial step for Riot in a year when competitors like Overwatch and Fortnite have grabbed a bigger share of the esports pie. It also comes roughly a month after the company came under fire for its treatment of women employees. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 19, 2018 - 1:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League...
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September 18, 2018 - 9:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern China, IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday. Samaranch told The Associated Press that Beijing's air and water quality are constantly improving...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people in New York walk past a Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In response to Nike's support of Kaepernick, the Rhode Island town of North Smithfield is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local): 9:13 p.m. A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products. The North Smithfield Town Council will ask its departments to not buy Nike...
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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 15, 2018 - 9:01 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn't asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Pyotr Verzilov invading the pitch, runs away as a steward tries to stop him during the France and Croatia 2018 World Cup final match in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Of the four people who protested on the field during the World Cup soccer final in Moscow, one is now in intensive care and another spent part of the week in a jail cell. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 five days after speaking to the AP, Verzilov was admitted to the intensive care ward of a Moscow hospital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
September 15, 2018 - 8:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Of the four people who protested on the field during the World Cup soccer final in Moscow, one is now in intensive care and another spent part of the week in a jail cell. Two months since the tournament ended with France beating Croatia, the tolerant image presented by Russian law...
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This image provided by Common Pictures shows the 1955 Orlando Kiwanis little league baseball team. In 1955, one of the most significant games in American history took place in Orlando, Fla, but hardly anyone knows about it. For the first time, an integrated Little League Baseball game, a group of white kids playing a team of African-American youngsters, was held in the Jim Crow South. The new documentary "Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story" has brought this amazing snippet in the American experience back to life. (via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 2:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. In hindsight, one of the most significant games in American history. Yet most people have never heard the baseball story. Not even Hank Aaron, who is all too familiar with this nation's resistance to racial equality. "I didn't...
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FILE - In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. The outspoken ESPN personality has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." She tweeted Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, that it was her last day at ESPN. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
September 14, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. A Milwaukee police officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts. Police Chief Erik Morales disclosed the firing during a speech at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, but he did not name the officer. Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he's black. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 14, 2018 - 10:35 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's police chief said Thursday. Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade...
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