Activists highlight the poor as rich party at Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Social activists say Minneapolis is turning into a playground for the rich during Super Bowl week, and critics are using the spectacle to rally against economic injustice such as the displacement of dozens of homeless people, and the police shootings of blacks that spawned player protests at some NFL games.


  • Written by By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

Another wave of victims confronts disgraced sports doctor

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Another wave of victims confronted disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his third and final sentencing hearing Wednesday, this time about sexual abuse at an elite Michigan club run by an Olympic coach.

  • Written by By DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press

Alan Page exhibits slavery artifacts in time for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An iron collar that kept slaves in bondage. A branding iron that marked human beings as someone's property. A photograph of black babies captioned as "alligator bait." A fine china plate with gold lettering that says, "KKK 'God Give Us Men.'"

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  • Written by By STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press

Small school in Nebraska big on female wrestlers from Hawaii

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Welina Tong tried wrestling for the first time six years ago and loved the sport so much she was willing to move 4,000 miles from her home in Hawaii to the snowy plains of Nebraska to compete.

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  • Written by By ERIC OLSON , AP Sports Writer