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A Colorado judge has found that former President Donald Trump engaged in insurrection related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol but rejected an effort to keep him off the state’s primary ballot because it’s unclear whether a Civil War-era Constitutional amendment applies to the presidency. The ruling Friday by District Judge Sarah B. Wallace rejected the attempt to bar the former president under a part of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment that prohibits someone from holding office who had “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.” Wallace’s ruling was the third one this month against the 14th Amendment cases.

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he plans to publicly release hours of footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Johnson said the first tranche of security footage, around 90 hours, will be released on a public committee website Friday. The rest of the 44,000 hours are expected to be posted over the next several months. The videos show some of the fighting up close and give a bird’s eye view of the Capitol complex as hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the building, violently attacking police officers and breaking in through windows and doors.

The board of ChatGPT-maker Open AI says it has pushed out its co-founder and CEO Sam Altman and replaced him with an interim CEO. It says the move came after a review found Altman was “not consistently candid in his communications” with the board. The company says the board lost confidence in Altman's ability to continue leading OpenAI. An OpenAI spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what Altman’s alleged lack of candor was about. The company has appointed Mira Murati, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, to an interim CEO role effective immediately. Altman helped start OpenAI as a nonprofit research laboratory in 2015.

The Carter Center has announced that former first lady Rosalynn Carter is in hospice care at home in Plains, Georgia. A statement Friday said the 96-year-old is at home with 99-year-old former President Jimmy Carter. Carter family members said through the statement that they are “grateful for the outpouring of love and support.” They announced earlier this year that the former first lady is suffering from dementia. The former president entered hospice care at home in February. The couple has been married for more than 77 years. They established The Carter Center in Atlanta after Jimmy Carter's 1980 defeat. The global center advocates for human rights, democracy and public health.

A convicted child molester has been found guilty of hacking the jumbotron at the Jacksonville Jaguars' stadium after the team learned he was a registered sex offender and fired him. The federal jury on Friday also convicted 53-year-old Samuel Arthur Thompson of producing, receiving and possessing sexual images of children, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and other counts. Prosecutors say Thompson, of St. Augustine, remotely accessed the jumbotron through a spare server at the Jaguars' facilities and caused it to malfunction during three games in the 2018 season. He faces a mandatory minimum of 35 years in prison when he’s sentenced March 25.

A Roman Catholic priest has received a life sentence for his convictions on five counts related to sex-trafficking charges in the molestation of three boys who prosecutors say he met at an Ohio preschool and coerced to continue sexual activity as adults. Rev. Michael Zacharias was sentenced Friday. Prosecutors have said Zacharias “paid the victims to engage in sex acts with him using the victims’ fear of serious harm to compel their compliance.” Zacharias has maintained his innocence, saying none of the sexual contact occurred when the boys were minors and that any sexual contact after they became adults was consensual.

A 35-year-old Texas woman found guilty in the May 2022 shooting death of rising professional cyclist Anna “Mo” Wilson has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. Kaitlin Armstrong was sentenced Friday. Investigators say Armstrong gunned down Wilson in a jealous rage, then fled the country and got plastic surgery to change her appearance before she was tracked down at a beachside hostel in Costa Rica. Defense lawyers said Armstrong fled the U.S. because she was scared that she might know the killer.

Body camera recordings released Friday show four Baltimore police officers unleashed a barrage of deadly gunfire at a man after he pointed a gun at them while fleeing last week. Officials say the officers fired three dozen shots, killing 27-year-old Hunter Jessup. Officials said they haven’t determined how many times Jessup was shot. The entire interaction lasted less than a minute. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is investigating the shooting and will decide whether to bring charges against any of the officers.

Police say three adults in a van have been shot while leaving a Maryland funeral. The Prince George’s County Police Department said in a statement that none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. Footage from news outlets showed bullet holes in a black van near National Harmony Memorial Park cemetery in Landover. Police said they were searching for possible suspects. No further information was immediately released.

An Ohio state lawmaker has been removed from committees and banned from contacting staff following an alleged pattern of “erratic and abusive behavior.” Documents obtained by The Associated Press on Friday outline concerns from House Democratic leadership over Cleveland-area Democratic Rep. Elliot Forhan's alleged repeated hostile interactions with legislators, staff and constituents. That includes one over the Israel-Hamas war with a Muslim colleague that left her “visibly shaken.” Forhan, who is Jewish, calls the situation unfortunate and says he's determined not to “back down from supporting Israel.”

The Bengals say quarterback Joe Burrow will be out the rest of the season due to a torn ligament in his right wrist. Coach Zac Taylor said Friday that the injury would require surgery. Burrow left the Bengals game in the second quarter of a 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. When Burrow tried a practice throw on the sideline, the ball slipped out of his hand as the quarterback winced. Burrow then went to the locker room and looked frustrated. The NFL will investigate why Cincinnati did not list Burrow on the team’s injury report, a person familiar with the situation tells the AP.

Hall of Fame jockey Bobby Ussery has died. He was 88. Ussery won the 1967 Kentucky Derby and then crossed the finish line first in the 1968 edition only to be disqualified days later. His son says his father died of congestive heart failure on Thursday in Hollywood, Florida. Bobby Ussery won his first race in 1951 and retired in 1974 with 3,611 career victories. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980. Ussery won the 1967 Kentucky Derby aboard 30-1 shot Proud Clarion. The following year, Ussery and Dancer's Image crossed the line first in the Derby only to be disqualified because of a positive drug test. It was the first DQ in Derby history.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will investigate after a drone briefly delayed the Ravens-Bengals game in Baltimore. The FAA says drones are barred from flying within 3 miles of stadiums that seat at least 30,000 people during events including National Football League and Major League Baseball games, and in the hour before they start and after they end. When the drone violated the FAA’s temporary flight restriction during Thursday night's game, the Maryland Stadium Authority says Maryland State Police and authority officials found the operator, who was directed to immediately land the drone. Officials say the operator was unaware of the restrictions and did not have a waiver to operate the drone in stadium airspace during the game.

The West Virginia agency managing health insurance for government employees is facing pushback over proposed premium increases. The West Virginia Public Health Insurance Agency is proposing a premium hike that would amount to a 35% increase in two years for state workers. The proposal comes five years after public school employees went on strike over rising health care costs. With the state insurance agency facing a $376 million budget deficit earlier this year, state lawmakers raised premiums for state employees by just under 25% this fiscal year. Under next year's proposal, premiums would increase an additional 10.5%. The Public Employees Insurance Agency finance board is expected to vote on the plan in December.

George Brown, the co-founder and longtime drummer of Kool & The Gang who helped write such hits as “Too Hot,” “Ladies Night,” “Joanna” and the party favorite “Celebration,” has died at age 74. A statement from Universal Music says Brown died Thursday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. Kool & The Gang has sold millions of records with its catchy blend of jazz, funk and soul, what Brown liked to call “the sound of happiness.” Brown helped launch the Grammy-winning group in 1964. Kool & the Gang broke through in the mid-1970s with “Jungle Boogie” among others songs and peaked in the late ’70s and mid-1980s, with such hits as “Cherish” and “Celebration.”

University of Virginia officials are further delaying the public release of the findings of an investigation into the events surrounding a 2022 campus shooting that killed three student-athletes and wounded two other students. Citing concern about the impact the findings could have on the suspect's pending trial, UVA said in a news release Friday that it would not make a “redacted” version of the final report public available until “after the criminal proceedings.” The suspect is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated malicious wounding and firearms-related counts. Court records show his next court hearing is in February.

At the inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, music and entertainment has taken a front seat. It began with a star-studded Open Ceremony on Wednesday, featuring single-song performances from Thirty Seconds to Mars, Keith Urban, Andra Day, Bishop Briggs, Journey, Steve Aoki, J Balvin, Tiësto and John Legend. On Thursday, a loose water valve cover canceled the first F1 practice session and delayed the second one to well after 2 a.m., but the concerts continued without a hitch. J Balvin, who's performing twice during this week's festivities, tells The Associated Press that Formula One translates to every language and culture, and that — and the fast cars — appeal to him.

A New York woman who died Sunday from cancer has raised enough money to erase million of dollars in medical debt with a posthumous plea for help. Casey McIntyre told followers in a social media message posted by her husband that she had arranged to buy the medical debt of others and destroy it as a way of celebrating her life. Her post included a link to a fundraising campaign started through the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt. McIntyre’s husband, Andrew Rose Gregory, posted his wife’s message on Tuesday. The campaign had raised nearly $140,000 by Friday morning.

Authorities say a man facing eviction from a mobile home park in Ohio fatally shot the site’s property manager and two other residents before retreating into his home. The shooter then fired shots at police and kept officers at bay before he killed himself. Another resident was wounded in the shooting that broke out at the Mentor Green Mobile Estates in Mentor around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Police attempted to negotiate with the shooter, 47-year-old Jason Norris, for a few hours. Authorities say a drone sent to his unit observed him kill himself.

U.S. health officials say at least seven states are seeing high levels of the flu and that cases are rising in other parts of the country. New flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows flu is steadily rising. The winter flu season traditionally ramps up in December or January. But it took off in October last year and is making a November entrance now. Louisiana has very high flu activity. There is high activity in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico and South Carolina and the District of Columbia. Health officials in Puerto Rico declared an influenza epidemic earlier this month.

Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles in the U.S. because bearings can fail, causing the engines to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Honda Pilot SUVs and Odyssey minivans, and some 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks. Also affected are certain 2015 to 2020 Acura TLX cars and 2016 to 2020 Acura MDX SUVs. Honda says in documents posted Friday by .U.S. safety regulators that connecting rod bearings in the engine can wear and seize due to a manufacturing error, damaging the engines. The engines could stall while being driven, increasing the risk of a fire or crash. The automaker says in documents that it has no reports of injuries. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the engines if needed.

The chairman of the House Ethics Committee has filed a resolution to force a vote on expelling Republican Rep. George Santos from Congress. The resolution was announced one day after the Ethics Committee issued a withering report detailing evidence that Santos of New York converted campaign donations for his own personal use, such as trips to Atlantic City and the Hamptons. Santos easily survived an expulsion vote this month as lawmakers stressed the need for due process. But the completion of the committee’s report has generated new momentum for ousting the scandal-plagued freshman. Santos announced this week that he would not seek reelection.

The Virginia Democrat whose legislative campaign was rocked by the disclosure that she had livestreamed sex acts with her husband lost this year's race but isn't giving up on politics. Susanna Gibson spoke with The Associated Press about her race, the videos and her plans. It was the first interview she's granted since news outlets reported on the existence of the videos in September. Gibson she says she is the victim of a sex crime and was the target of wildly inappropriate media coverage. She says the livestreaming was never meant to be recorded.

Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Over-the-counter cold and cough medications aren't being pulled from drugstore shelves for nefarious reasons — some products that contain phenylephrine as a single ingredient are being voluntarily removed at CVS stores after an FDA advisory committee found the ingredient to be ineffective as a decongestant. A video doesn’t show a Palestinian “crisis actor” admitting to his mother his injuries are fake; the man was wounded but was trying to reassure her that he would be fine. And NATO has not urged Ukraine to surrender, contrary to claims circulating online.

IBM has stopped advertising on social media platform X after a report said its ads were appearing alongside material praising Adolf Hitler and Nazis. It's a fresh setback as the site formerly known as Twitter tries to win back big brands and their ad dollars. The U.S. tech company made the decision after a report Thursday by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters said ads from IBM, Apple, Oracle, NBCUniversal’s Bravo network and Comcast were placed next to antisemitic material on X. Billionaire owner Elon Musk sparked outcry this week with his own tweets responding to a user who accused Jews of hating white people and professing indifference to antisemitism.

Emily Tony Korenberg Hand celebrated her eighth birthday last year romping with friends and family at her circus-themed party on Kibbutz Be’eri. On Friday, when she turned 9, there was no party. Emily is believed to be somewhere in Gaza among the hostages taken by Hamas militants who swarmed her kibbutz Oct. 7. Her father, Thomas Hand, wondered in a recent interview if she would even know it was her birthday.  Soon after Hamas attacked, Hand was told Emily was among the dead. On Oct. 31, the Israeli military informed him no body or DNA was found and she's likely among the estimated 240 people taken when Hamas attacked Israel. Death, Thomas Hand says, would be the easier option for his child.

Police in Maine say a lobsterman jumped from a boat into the water to help save a driver trapped in a sinking car. Police in Portland say the car drove into Casco Bay shortly after noon on Thursday. Police and fire crews were able to force entry into the vehicle while it was underwater. The lobster boat was nearby and Manny Kourinos, who is experienced in diving, entered the water and helped pull out the driver. The 33-year-old driver was hospitalized in stable condition. Police are investigating and say the vehicle was reported stolen out of South Portland earlier in the day.

Communications systems in the Gaza Strip were down for a second day with no fuel to power the internet and phone networks, causing aid agencies to halt cross-border deliveries of humanitarian supplies even as they warned people may soon face starvation. The World Food Program says nearly all of Gaza's 2.3 million people need food. The war, now in its sixth week, was triggered by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel in which the militants killed more than 1,200 people, mostly civilians. Israel's military continued operating overnight into Friday in the northern Gaza Strip, but has said it is now consolidating its control of the area.

Despite the dire need for humanitarian aid in Gaza, there would be no deliveries across the Rafah border crossing from Egypt on Friday, according to the communications director for the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. A severe lack of fuel in the Gaza Strip shut down all internet and phone networks Thursday, effectively cutting off the besieged territory from the outside world. Gaza appeared to be left with downed communications systems for a second day Friday, halting cross-border deliveries of humanitarian supplies even as aid agencies warned that most people in the Gaza Strip already do not have adequate food or clean water.

President Joe Biden has ended the immediate threat of a government shutdown, signing a temporary spending bill a day before much of the government was to run out of money. The bill, which maintains existing funding levels, pushes a fight with congressional Republicans over the federal budget into the new year, when GOP lawmakers in the House are vowing to exact stiff spending cuts. It splits the deadlines for passing full-year appropriations bills into two dates: Jan. 19 for some federal agencies and Feb. 2 for others. The measure does not include any wartime aid for Ukraine or Israel, nor does it offer humanitarian funding for Palestinians.

With wars raging in Europe and the Middle East, it can be hard for President Joe Biden to focus on Asia, even though that was his original foreign policy goal. However, he had a rare opportunity to demonstrate American commitment to the region during an annual summit for Asian leaders that was hosted this year in San Francisco. He met with several of his counterparts and outlined a vision of friendship and collaboration. His most important meeting was with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The encounter overshadowed the rest of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, and it produced agreements on curbing fentanyl and improving dialogue.

Abbey Onn lost her aunt and a young cousin when Hamas attackers rampaged through Kibbutz Nir Oz on Oct. 7. Now Onn is worried about what will happen to three other family members taken hostage that day, as Israel pounds Gaza City in a bid to end Hamas’ control of the Gaza Strip. She wants the world to remember that Ofer Kalderon and his children, 16-year-old Sahar and 12-year-old Erez, are caught in the crossfire. As the Israeli military tightens its grip around Gaza City, friends and family of the roughly 240 hostages held by Hamas fear their loved ones will be an afterthought for the politicians and generals directing the campaign.

President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador are two strong allies who don’t always get along personally. On Friday, they will meet to talk migration, fentanyl trafficking and Cuba relations. The two leaders are in San Francisco for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. where Biden has held a series of face-to-face meetings with other leaders, including China’s President Xi Jinping and the leaders of Japan and South Korea. He's trying to reassure the region that the U.S. and China are competitors, not zero-sum rivals.

The Republicans battling to be the alternative to former President Donald Trump are coming together for what an influential Christian organization in Iowa is billing as a friendly conversation on politics and their world views. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will appear at the roundtable “family discussion” in Des Moines Friday, Trump is not expected to make an appearance, though he was invited. The field around Trump is winnowing with less than two months before the Iowa caucuses kick off the GOP nominating calendar. In a sign of the urgency the field faces, many of his rivals are going after each other more frequently with jabs that have often turned personal.

A woman convicted of murder in the shooting death of rising professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in Texas faces up to life in prison when sentenced in a case that led investigators on a 43-day international search to find her. Kaitlin Armstrong, 35, was convicted Thursday and jurors are expected to resume deliberating her sentence Friday. Prosecutors say Armstrong gunned down the 25-year-old Wilson in a jealous rage in May 2022. Armstrong then fled to Costa Rica where prosecutors say she had plastic surgery to change her appearance. Jurors deliberated for about two hours after two weeks of testimony before delivering their verdict.

Rescuers in Gaza don’t have the equipment to search properly for the living, let alone the dead. Every day, hundreds of people claw through tons of rubble with shovels and iron bars and their bare hands. They are looking for the bodies of loved ones killed in Israeli missile strikes. More than five weeks into Israel’s war against Hamas, some streets are now more like graveyards. U.N. humanitarian monitors say at least 2,700 people, including 1,500 children, are missing and believed buried under the rubble. More than 11,200 are dead.

Golf superstar Tiger Woods's ex-girlfriend has dropped her $30 million lawsuit against the trust that owns his $54 million Florida mansion. An attorney for Erica Herman filed a notice in state court last week saying Herman never accused Woods or any of his employees of sexual harassment. Herman's attorney has made that claim on multiple occasions. A separate lawsuit against Woods was rejected by a judge in May. Court records show an appeal of that decision was dropped this week. Herman was Woods’ girlfriend from 2015 until October 2022. She signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2017 that barred her from discussing their relationship publicly.

The way coach David Braun supports his players prompted Northwestern to remove the “interim” label from his job title. University President Michael Schill says Braun has shown he “embodies these principles.” Schill spoke Thursday, a day after the school announced it is sticking with Braun beyond this season. Braun was hired as defensive coordinator in January. He took over as interim coach on July 10, three days after longtime coach Pat Fitzgerald was fired in the wake of a hazing and abuse scandal that has enveloped other Northwestern teams. The Wildcats are 5-5 and one win away from bowl eligibility. They host Purdue on Saturday.

Republican Congressman George Santos of New York says he won't run for reelection in 2024 after a scathing House Ethics Committee report on his conduct cited “overwhelming evidence” of lawbreaking. The Ethics panel says it has referred its findings about Santos to the Justice Department. Shortly after the panel’s report was released, Santos blasted it in a tweet on X as a “disgusting politicized smear” but said he would not be seeking reelection to a second term. A renewed effort to expel him has been launched. The committee said Thursday that Santos’ conduct warrants public condemnation, is beneath the dignity of the office, and has brought severe discredit upon the House.

An Ohio man who repeatedly attacked police officers at the U.S. Capitol during a mob's riot on Jan. 6, 2021, has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich on Thursday sentenced 41-year-old Kenneth Joseph Owen Thomas to four years and 10 months behind bars. Body camera video captured Thomas charging at police and shoving officers in the chest. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of over nine years for Thomas. In June, a jury convicted Thomas of assault charges and other offenses.

Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame next year. The Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, announced the latest honorees on Thursday. The tennis great and civil rights icon will join eight other previously announced women who will be inducted at a televised ceremony in New York City during Women's History Month in March. Previous ceremonies have taken place at venues around Seneca Falls, the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention, where the National Women’s Hall of Fame is located.

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been accused of years of abuse including rape and beatings by R&B singer Cassie. Cassie's legal name is Cassandra Ventura. She was in a yearslong relationship with the hip-hop producer and music mogul. She says in a lawsuit filed Thursday in New York federal court that Combs plied her with drugs, savagely beat her and forced her to have sex with male prostitutes. She says he raped her as she tried to end the relationship in 2018. Combs’ attorney says he vehemently denies what he calls the “outrageous lies” and and characterized the allegations as “blackmail.”

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a former Louisville police officer who fired stray bullets in the deadly Breonna Taylor raid. Brett Hankison was charged with using excessive force that violated the rights of Breonna Taylor, her boyfriend and her next-door neighbors. The 12-member jury struggled over several days to reach a verdict before judge declared a mistrial Thursday. Hankison fired 10 shots into Taylor’s window and a glass door after officers came under fire during a flawed drug warrant search on March 13, 2020. None of those bullets struck anyone. Federal prosecutors had argued Hankison disregarded his training and used excessive force the night of the raid.

Internet and telephone services have collapsed across the Gaza Strip for lack of fuel, the main Palestinian provider says, bringing a potentially long-term communications blackout. Residents say Israeli forces dropped leaflets Thursday warning Palestinians to flee parts of southern Gaza. That signals a possible expansion of their operations to the zone where most of the territory’s population has fled to escape Israel’s bombardment and ground assault. Meanwhile, soldiers continue searching for traces of Hamas in Shifa Hospital in the north. They displayed guns they say were found hidden in one building, but have yet to release any evidence of the central Hamas command center Israel has said is concealed beneath the complex. Hamas and staff at the hospital deny the allegations.

A Texas jury has convicted a 35-year-old woman of murder in the May 2022 shooting death of rising professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in a case that led investigators on a 43-day international search for the killer. Kaitlin Armstrong was convicted Thursday and faces a sentence of up to life in prison. Prosecutors say Armstrong gunned down the 25-year-old Wilson in a jealous rage. Armstrong then fled to Costa Rica where prosecutors say she got plastic surgery to change her appearance. Wilson, a Vermont native, was an emerging star in professional gravel and mountain bike racing.

Fifteen years ago, Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics wearing a high-tech swimsuit with a catchy name, the Speedo LZR Racer. The super suit era lasted only one more year, thwarted by a ludicrous assault on the record book. But it still matters what a swimmer is wearing. With the Paris Olympics about eight months away, Speedo unveiled its newest suits this week with improved versions of the Fastskin LZR Intent and LZR Valor. For Olympic medalists such as Ryan Murphy and Abbey Weitzeil, the suit remains an important weapon against the clock.

Major League Baseball has canceled plans to play regular-season games in Paris in 2025 after failing to find a promoter, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday following an owners’ meeting because the decision was not announced publicly. MLB and the players’ association agreed to the Paris games in their March 2022 labor deal and incorporated them as an attachment to the collective bargaining agreement. The people familiar with the decision said it became apparent in recent months that no progress was being made to make the games work financially.

California authorities have arrested a college professor in the death of a Jewish protester during demonstrations over the Israel-Hamas war. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office says the 50-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday and will be booked into jail on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. The Pro-Israel demonstrator who died early Nov. 6 at a hospital was 69-year-old Paul Kessler. Authorities have said Kessler fell backward and struck his head in a Nov. 5 confrontation with a pro-Palestinian demonstrator. Demonstrations have been widespread and tensions are escalating in the United States as the death toll rises in the Israel-Hamas war.

North Carolina has entrusted its field hockey program to a 23-year-old former star player in Erin Matson. She has led the Tar Heels close to another national championship. UNC is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and hosts this weekend's semifinals and championship. Matson took over for retired 10-time NCAA champion Karen Shelton after last season. Matson was a three-time national player of the year who won four NCAA titles. That included an unbeaten season last year. In an interview with The Associated Press, Matson says she looks at pressure as a “privilege” in her new role.

Wisconsin’s annual nine-day gun deer-hunting season starts this weekend to a mixed outlook. The season kicks off at sunrise on Saturday and closes on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 26. Hunters killed 203,295 deer during the 2022 season, up 14% from 2021. The higher kill numbers came despite fewer hunters in the woods; license sales were down 1.6% last year. Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say the outlook for this year’s harvest is mixed. The gun season opens on the earliest possible day this year, putting it closer to breeding season, when deer will be on the move and increase hunters’ chances. But last winter was tough in northern Wisconsin, which could translate to fewer deer there.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will accept a three-game suspension from the Big Ten and conference will end its investigation into a sign-stealing scheme as part of an agreement to resolve the school’s lawsuit against the league. Harbaugh was suspended last Friday by the Big Ten and Michigan hours later asked a court for an injunction and temporary restraining order. The restraining order was not ruled upon and Harbaugh did not coach the team against Penn State on Saturday. The two sides were expected in court Friday in Michigan, but instead Harbaugh will miss games against Maryland on Saturday and Ohio State on Nov. 25.

A New York appeals court judge has paused a gag order that barred Donald Trump from commenting on court staffers in his civil fraud trial. The trial judge had imposed the gag order last month and later fined Trump $15,000 for violations after the former president made a disparaging social media post about a court clerk. In his decision Thursday, Judge David Friedman of the state’s intermediate appeals court cited constitutional concerns about restricting Trump’s free speech. He issued a stay of the gag order, allowing Trump to comment freely about court staff while a longer appeals process plays out.

China has agreed to curtail shipments of the chemicals used to make fentanyl, the drug at the heart of the U.S. overdose epidemic. Experts say it's an essential step, but it's not the only thing needed to be done to stem the crisis. The potent lab-produced opioid has replaced heroin in some parts of the U.S., is also used to make counterfeit pills, and is also laced with drugs such as cocaine. It's largely made in Mexico with chemicals from China. Scholars fear that cartels will find new synthetic drugs — that may be even deadlier. Their solution: Better prevention and treatment programs.

A jury on Thursday convicted the man who broke into former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home seeking to hold her hostage and attacked her husband with a hammer of federal charges. The jury found David DePape guilty of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official. DePape admitted during trial testimony that he bludgeoned Pelosi with a hammer after San Francisco police officers showed up at the home. DePape’s attorneys argued that the federal charges did not fit because he targeted Nancy Pelosi due to her political activities and not because of her official duties in Congress.

As the Israel-Hamas war rages in Gaza, there’s a bitter battle for public opinion flaring in the U.S., with angry rallies on many college campuses and disruptive protests at prominent venues in several major cities. Among the catalysts are Palestinian and Jewish-led groups that have been active for years in opposing Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. Some have their roots in the movement known as BDS, which calls for the boycott, divestment and sanction of Israel. That campaign generated heated rhetoric long before Hamas militants attacked Israel on Oct. 7 and Israel launched its counteroffensive. Now many groups involved in those earlier efforts are playing a key role protesting the latest fighting, with actions on campuses and beyond.

A judge says lawyers for Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant are allowed to argue that he was acting in self-defense as part of a lawsuit accusing him of assaulting a teenager during a pickup basketball game at the NBA star’s house. Circuit Court Judge Carol Chumney set a Dec. 11 hearing on Thursday. Lawyers for Morant and 18-year-old Joshua Holloway wil