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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2006 file photo, Britain' Queen Elizabeth II, centre, with Prince Michael of Kent, and Princess Michael of Kent celebrate after the horse Ouija Board won the Prince of Wales Stakes on the second day of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting, in Ascot, England. Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting for the first time during her 68-year reign. The meeting, which commences Tuesday, June 16, 2020 is one of the country’s most high-profile horse racing meetings and one that effectively launches a great British summer of sport that also includes Wimbledon tennis and golf’s Open Championship. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 16, 2020 - 6:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Nothing has kept Queen Elizabeth II away from the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting during her 68-year reign as U.K. monarch — not pregnancy, a speech to Parliament or even an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. But this year, the 94-year-old queen will not be attending Royal Ascot,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2020 - 5:15 pm
For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under the tweets,...
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Yeshiva forward Michael Bixon hugs forward Daniel Katz, back to camera, after the team's 102-83 win over Penn State-Harrisburg in the second round of the NCAA men's Division III college basketball tournament Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
March 07, 2020 - 11:27 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — First came the prayer ceremony at the conclusion of the Sabbath with their families, then, the celebration on the basketball court and the overflowing joy of March Madness victory. Yeshiva University beat Penn State Harrisburg 102-83 on Saturday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA...
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February 11, 2020 - 11:29 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The current leaders of Somalia and the breakaway territory of Somaliland have met for the first time in the latest diplomatic effort by Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister. Somali presidential spokesman Abdinur Mohamed confirmed Tuesday’s meeting to The...
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Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) goes to the basket as Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) and guard Marcus Smart (36) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. Adebayo was called for an offensive foul on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 30, 2020 - 6:37 pm
The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces. The NBA released the list of the players Thursday voted by the league’s head coaches as reserves for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago, including six who will be All-Stars for the first time. Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors is headed...
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December 02, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” has cast a black dancer to play Marie for the first time. The New York Times reports Charlotte Nebres will star in this year’s rendition of the company’s production, which started in 1954 Nebres is a student at the School of...
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South Africa's Brandon Grace lines up a shot during play in the European Tour in Malelane, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Players have been allowed to wear shorts for the first time during tournament play because temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2019 - 4:29 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that the 51th awards ceremony will be televised at a venue in Pasadena, California on Feb. 22. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 1:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 22. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and its impact on the community...
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Finnish fans join players to celebrate their victory in the Euro 2020 Group J qualifying soccer match between Finland and Liechtenstein in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Finland won 3-0 and have qualified for a major soccer tournament for the first time in their history. (Martti Kainuleinen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 11:42 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Flag-waving Finland fans poured onto the field, embracing each other and mobbing the players as fireworks exploded outside the stadium. A party decades in the making finally erupted in Finland after its national soccer team qualified for a major tournament for the first time on...
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve talks to the media during a practice day for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 3:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with the Houston Astros. Jose Altuve made his big league...
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