Cheerleaders, chambermaids: The Supreme Court’s broad reach

FILE – In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down...

A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes – and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of...

Reds 9, Padres 4

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Hill Russia inquiry goes _ at last _ before public hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the presidential election that has so far unfolded behind closed doors moves into the open with a public hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey. A hearing Monday before the House Intelligence...

Diamondbacks 4, Indians 4

E_Pridie (4), Martinez (2). DP_Arizona 0, Cleveland 1. LOB_Arizona 3, Cleveland 2. 2B_Jackson (4), Encarnacion (3). HR_Herrmann (1). CS_Borenstein (1), Capel (1), Diaz (1). SF_Mathis (1). Umpires_Home, Nestor Ceja; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Mike DiMuro; Third, Ben May. T_2:40. A_8,215

Senate hearings get underway on Trump Supreme Court pick

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch meets with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get under way...

From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business

FILE – In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down...

3 NRL clubs face fines for concussion protocol breaches

SYDNEY (AP) — Three clubs face $270,000 (350,000 Australian dollars) in fines for alleged breaches of the National Rugby League’s concussion protocols in what could be the heaviest sanctions the competition’s governing body has ever imposed for such...

Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

FILE – In this March 10, 2017 file photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Battered by a nude photo scandal, the Marine Corps has published a longer and more detailed social media policy, laying out the professional...

Who’s happy, who’s not: Norway tops list, US falls

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kan. Over the past decade as income in the U.S. has gone up, self-reported happiness levels have fallen fast, some of the biggest slides in the world. Yet this...