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  • Relatives question honor for civil rights workers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to look into a...

  • Obama expresses sadness at death of Marion Barry

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing his sadness over the death of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. Obama is lauding Barry for advancing the cause of civil rights as a one-time leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Obama is also...

  • Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division. The 60-megawatt biomass power plant is providing 100...

  • Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama. Democrats have their supposed bad guy too: When...

  • New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals. But if things turn sexual, are you sure that will hold up under legal scrutiny? That's a...

  • Giffords rides in Tucson cycling event

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among the hundreds of cyclists who completed an annual bike ride in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/1vwkmDr) that Giffords rode across the finish line in a El Tour de Tucson cycling ride Saturday morning....

  • Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA...

  • 3 teens die in collision with Ohio school bus

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MINERVA, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old driver and two older teens are dead after their car collided with a school bus in northeastern Ohio. Authorities say the accident happened Saturday morning when the driver lost control on an icy road near the village of Minerva. That's just east of...

  • Cleveland police ask for help in fatal shootings

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland are asking for help finding who shot and killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child along with three others. Authorities say they haven't determined a motive or identified a suspect in the killings that happened Friday night. Among the victims...

  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business? Last week, Uber sparked...

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