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  • Kwanzaa event held to celebrate different cultures

    WASHINGTON —  A multicultural crowd turned out for a Kwanzaa celebration in D.C.’s Anacostia community on Saturday. The performance, by the KanKouran West African Dance Company, is part of an effort by the Anacostia Community…

  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson has been charged with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said 19-year-old…

  • Jets place S Miles on IR, promote WR Enunwa

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed safety Rontez Miles on the injured reserve list and promoted wide receiver Quincy Enunwa from the practice squad. The Jets announced the move Saturday,…

  • John Paul II gunman lays flowers at Vatican tomb

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican officials said. The surprise visit by…

  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict…

  • Saturday’s Sports Transactions

    BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Assigned C Clint Capela to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAN BROWNS — Suspended WR Josh Gordon for violating a team rule. Waived LB Eric…

  • Green Bay surges late, beats Georgia State 78-61

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Carrington Love poured in a career-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Green Bay used a late surge to pull away from Georgia State 78-61 on Saturday. After surrendering a…

  • Authorities question Cubs’ Castro after shooting

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo says…

  • Jefferson leads No. 2 UConn women over SMU 96-45

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Moriah Jefferson had a career-high 24 points and No. 2 UConn routed SMU 96-45 on Saturday in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The junior point guard hit eight…

  • Browns suspend receiver Josh Gordon for violation

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began — suspended. The Browns’ enigmatic wide receiver was suspended Saturday for violating an unspecified team rule and will miss the finale…

  • Morris, Minnesota put away UNC-Wilmington 108-82

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Morris scored a career-high 24 points as Minnesota defeated UNC Wilmington 108-82 on Saturday. Morris hit 8 of 15 shots and all seven of his free throws as the Gophers (11-2)…

  • Women’s Top 25 Fared

    Saturday 1. South Carolina (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. Auburn, Friday, Jan. 2. 2. UConn (9-1) beat SMU 96-45. Next: vs. No. 10 Duke, Monday. 3. Texas (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. Rice,…

  • Guitarist doesn’t miss day of Vegas Cirque work

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the “Mystere” show at Treasure Island especially when there’s a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging…

  • Va. man killed after colliding with utility pole

    BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) — A 45-year-old Caroline County man has died when he brushed against a power line that fell after his vehicle struck a utility pole. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1xXJyn2 ) that…

  • Gibbs leads Seton Hall to 72-43 rout of Maine

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard called his team together for a practice Christmas evening, despite losing standout freshman Isaiah Whitehead to a broken foot and having senior forward Brandon…