• Chief under fire after labeling Steelers’ Tomlin with slur

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area volunteer fire chief is apologizing after using a racial slur to describe Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for instructing his team to stay in a stadium tunnel instead of standing on the field for the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

  • Syrian children in Lebanon find music school away from home

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hassan Youssef was 10 years old when a local Syrian composer discovered his talent: a deep powerful voice that was particularly resonant for traditional songs.

  • Fired high school football coach files defamation lawsuit

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut high school football coach fired amid allegations that he was abusive toward players has filed a defamation lawsuit.

  • High school suspends football activities amid hazing probe

    SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school has suspended varsity football activities amid an investigation into alleged hazing involving the team.

    Updated: 5:48 am

  • Trump wants NFL owners to fire protesting players. Can they?

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Several NFL owners locked arms with their players this weekend instead of taking a challenge from President Donald Trump to fire them for protesting during the national anthem. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty said he would get rid of anyone on his racing team who didn’t stand.

  • The Latest: Police detail arsenal in church shooting

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local):

  • New Mexico prosecutor calls on school board member to resign

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is seeking the resignation of a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools education board concerning her prior role as executive director at a charter school that is under scrutiny for the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • ‘Rock bottom’: Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner’s sexting compulsion cost him his seat in Congress, his shot at becoming New York mayor and his marriage, and may have even denied Hillary Clinton the presidency. On Monday, it cost him his freedom.

  • In Mexico, $2 per hour workers make $40,000 SUVs

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary.

  • Target is raising minimum hourly wage to $15 by end of 2020

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers.