Ref University: NBA spending summer seeking new officials

Jul. 16, 2018 12:00 PM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s a half-hour after their game ended and the night is just beginning for referees Ashley Gilpin, Natalie Sago and SirAllen Conner. They’ve showered, they’ve changed clothes, but dinner and the bright lights of...

Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of polls

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s independent Human Rights Commission warned Monday of “blatant, aggressive and unabashed” attempts to manipulate the results of elections set for later this month, with prominent activist I.A. Rehman calling it “the...

Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

Jul. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy BC-AF–Malawi-Madonna <!– –> Thoko Chikondi, ASSOCIATED PRESS BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical...

The Latest: SEC media days opens in new Atlanta location

Jul. 16, 2018 11:53 AM EDT The Latest: SEC media days opens in new Atlanta location BC-FBC–SEC Media Days <!– –> ATLANTA (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has opened its annual preseason media gathering at a new location. The four-day event is being...

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency says he’s asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a man Saturday. William Calloway says the body camera footage...

Fired worker argues pot use didn’t violate company policy

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who was fired by a food services company for her recreational marijuana use says she was wrongfully terminated. The Eagle-Tribune reports that 55-year-old Bernadette Coughlin was fired last month from her job as a supervisor with...

Big 12's Bowlsby: 9 league games won't make all things equal

Jul. 16, 2018 11:38 AM EDT Big 12’s Bowlsby: 9 league games won’t make all things equal AP-FBC–Big 12 Media Days <!– –> Cooper Neill, ASSOCIATED PRESS FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby would prefer to have every...

Arcadia man found guilty of pandering sexually explicit material of a minor

An Arcadia man was found guilty Monday of six counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, each a second-degree felony. Dustin B. Woodward, 32, was originally indicted on 12 counts of sexual imposition, each a third-degree felony, and 12 counts of pandering...

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow, Washington could cooperate in stabilizing the world’s energy market

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow, Washington could cooperate in stabilizing the world’s energy market.

CEO-in-waiting talks about Spirit Airlines’ future

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The two things that stand out most about Spirit Airlines are its low fares and high number of complaints. Spirit has improved on-time performance and cut its complaint rate by more than half in the last few years, although it still ranks near the...