Italian teenage computer wizard set to become the first saint of the Millennial generation

AP 05/25/2024

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis paved the way for the canonization of the first saint of the millennial generation on Thursday, attributing a second miracle to a 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006.…

Lawmakers in Thailand approve bill legalizing same-sex marriage

AP 03/27/2024

BANGKOK (AP) — A marriage equality bill was overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers in Thailand’s lower house of Parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for the country to become the first in Southeast Asia to legalize equal rights…

People with no chance at playing in the NBA can still enter the NBA draft

AP 06/22/2023

If you want to be in the NBA, it helps to be, among other things, excellent at the playing of basketball. If you want to be in the NBA draft, basketball skills aren’t required. There is a…

Honduras massacre: 46 women slaughtered by gang members in prison

AP 06/22/2023

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Gang members in a women’s prison in Honduras slaughtered 46 other women inmates by spraying them with gunfire, hacking them with machetes and then locking survivors in their cells and dousing them with flammable…

NBA Draft: Wembanyama listed at 7-foot-4, but check back later in September

AP 06/21/2023

NEW YORK — The tall task of determining Victor Wembanyama’s height isn’t finished yet. The expected No. 1 pick in the NBA draft might be 7-foot-4. Maybe not, though. While the league is listing him at that…

Rondo, Howard back for another NBA Finals shot with Lakers

AP 09/30/2020

Last time the Los Angeles Lakers ruled the NBA, Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard were trying to beat them. Howard fell short with Orlando in the 2009 NBA Finals. Rondo lost with Boston in Game 7 in…

LeBron and Heat, together again in NBA Finals

AP 09/30/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. These shouldn’t be surprising notions to anyone, not with a title at stake. Those looking for…

Doc Rivers out as Clippers’ coach, after seven seasons

AP 09/29/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Doc Rivers would easily be considered the best coach in Los Angeles Clippers history. Most wins. Most playoff appearances. Top winning percentage. And now he’s out. Rivers announced in a statement posted…

Heat scorch Celtics, reach NBA Finals vs Lakers

AP 09/28/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of…

After a year of drama, the Lakers reach NBA Finals anyway

AP 09/27/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Here’s a list of just some of the things the Los Angeles Lakers have gone through in the last 12 months: playing through a politically charged situation in China during the preseason…

California to ban sale of gas-fueled vehicles in 15 years

AP, INQUIRER.net US Bureau 09/27/2020

SACRAMENTO, California — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation’s most populous state that could force U.S. automakers…

Another NBA Finals await James if Lakers can finish Nuggets

AP 09/26/2020

LeBron James can reach a 10th NBA Finals, done by only three greats of the game. Anthony Davis is on the verge of his first. The final step for the Los Angeles Lakers shapes up as the…

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