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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

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Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women and that it’s not right to equate misplaced compliments or humor with horrific incidents of assault. The Academy Award-winning actor made a second statement late Friday in response to a CNN report that multiple had women accused him of...


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Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

Tropical Weather

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high winds, and flash floods to the U.S. Gulf Coast this holiday weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - roiled parts of coastal...


Business

Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


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Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

The Resistance in Red

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and with it the insurance he and his friends used...


National

Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

The Resistance in Red

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and with it the insurance he and his friends used...


Business

Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway. But as the high renaissance of craft beer in New England has thrived, Rhode Island...


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Family: Virginia police shooting video raises more questions

Officer Shooting Naked Man

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed said the release of body-camera footage answered some of their questions about what happened but raised even more. The video made public Friday shows Marcus-David Peters emerge...


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Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...


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Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

Broken Faith Charges

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an...


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Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

Restaurant Shooting-Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to...


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