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Kyle Rittenhouse opponents, supporters rally at ASU over his possible enrollment

TEMPE – Several left-wing groups rallied Wednesday to demand that Arizona State University deny enrollment to Kyle Rittenhouse – although ASU officials say Rittenhouse isn’t enrolled and hasn’t applied for admission.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court justices weigh future of abortion rights

WASHINGTON - Protesters from both sides of the abortion issue rallied outside the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead the court to reverse its longstanding abortion-rights rulings.


Rittenhouse rejected, respected by feuding factions on ASU campus

WASHINGTON - He is not currently enrolled in any classes or present on campus, but Kyle Rittenhouse is already casting a long shadow at Arizona State University, where liberal student groups are demanding that he be banned and conservatives are rallying to his support.


‘Q-Shaman’ gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his plea and 41-month sentence.


Bumpy beginnings: ASU men’s basketball eyes 3 points of improvement after 2-2 start

SAN DIEGO - The Arizona State men’s basketball team has lost two of four games in 2021. It knows it must improve in several areas, including shooting, perimeter defense, health and chemistry.


Olympian heights: Sport climbing’s debut in Tokyo Games brings increased participation at all levels

TEMPE – Despite concerns among the climbing community regarding its format, sport climbing’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games has drawn more eyes to the already rising sport. With an increase in interest, more clubs and teams are popping up across the nation, including the Sun Devil Climbing club at Arizona State University.


Court: Higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers.


2 years, 7 months, 22 days: Brandon Williams back after long hoops layoff

WASHINGTON - It was just one game for former University of Arizona basketball standout Brandon Williams, but it was a meaningful one - his pro debut with the G-League Westchester Knicks ended a two-year, seven-month, 22-day wait to get back to the game he loves.


Oregon is the Pac-12’s lone hope for a College Football Playoff berth

PHOENIX – Although the Oregon Ducks hold one of the coveted top four positions in the initial CFP poll, the rest of the Pac-12’s teams are nowhere to be found.


A memorable presidential pitch, a head rub: Ari Fleischer, Curt Schilling reflect on 2001 World Series

PHOENIX – Though the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series in seven scintillating games, a different fandom was equally affected by the emotion and weight of that extraordinary postseason: the fans of the New York Yankees, and especially then-press secretary Ari Fleischer.


Protesters take sides, as Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The future of abortion rights was not strictly the issue before the Supreme Court when it took up Texas' strict abortion law Monday, but that was not evident from the scores of protesters who gathered outside the court.


Return of the Jedis: Lightspeed Saber League back in competition

BUENA PARK, California – Last month’s competition in Southern California was the first tournament for the Lightspeed Saber League since the shutdown from COVID-19.