- Mother accused of striking developmentally disabled son Updated: Jul-02-15 7:23 pm
BISBEE, Arizona - A Cochise County woman is accused of hitting her developmentally disabled 9-year-old son with a baseball bat.
- Special Olympics torch relay makes way through Colorado Updated: Jun-26-15 5:05 am
DENVER - A national Special Olympics torch relay is moving through Colorado.
- Michelle Obama to open 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles Updated: Jun-25-15 2:44 pm
LOS ANGELES - First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Los Angeles next month to kick off the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday.
- Illinois baseball field caters to those with disabilities Updated: Jun-25-15 4:14 am
NORMAL, Illinois - A central Illinois man's dream will come true this weekend with the opening of a new baseball field for players with disabilities.
- Disabled athletes can compete in swimming, track in Illinois Updated: Jun-24-15 4:48 pm
CHICAGO - Disabled prep student athletes will be given full opportunities to compete in certain sports under a settlement with the Illinois High School Association that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday.
- State: Firefighter fraudulently collected disability pension Updated: Jun-22-15 3:46 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A former Camden firefighter accused of collecting a state disability pension while working as a martial arts instructor and participating in competitive mixed martial arts has been indicted on a theft by deception charge.
- Wounded warriors compete in athletic games in Quantico, Va. Updated: Jun-19-15 4:22 am
QUANTICO, Virginia - The spirit of competition is bringing about 270 wounded warriors to Quantico, Virginia, for 10 days of athletic games.
- Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games Updated: Jun-18-15 11:28 am
LOS ANGELES - Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during next month's opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday.
- Rutgers' Flood coaches in Special Olympics camp Updated: Jun-17-15 6:18 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says he hopes he gave about 200 middle- and high-school kids an experience to talk about throughout the school year.
- Ex-Notre Dame women's hoops player receives Tillman Award Updated: Jun-16-15 10:14 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Danielle Green hopes to inspire others through her story. She grew up poor on Chicago's South Side and earned an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame, then joined the Army. She lost her lower left arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq and now serves as a counselor to veterans.
- Man says Missoula Marathon discriminated against disabled Updated: Jun-15-15 5:06 am
MISSOULA, Montana - A Montana Human Rights Bureau investigation has found that the Missoula Marathon discriminated against disabled athletes who wanted to travel the course using hand cycles.
- Correction: European Games-Opening Ceremony story Updated: Jun-13-15 12:02 pm
BAKU, Azerbaijan - In a story June 12 about the opening ceremony of the European Games, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev entered the stadium carrying a torch. The torchbearer was Ilham Zakiyev, a two-time Paralympic gold medal-winning judo athlete.
- Special Olympics torch relay moving through Michigan Updated: Jun-09-15 8:32 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A national Special Olympics torch relay is making its way through Michigan.
- Police identify swimmer who died after Special Olympics race Updated: Jun-09-15 6:37 am
OCEAN CITY, Maryland - Authorities have identified a 48-year-old woman who died after competing in the Special Olympics Maryland's annual Summer Games at Towson University.
- Special Olympics competition opens in Stevens Point Updated: Jun-05-15 8:01 am
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin - Competition for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games is getting underway in Stevens Point.