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Tea party 2.0? Conservatives get organized in school battles
2021-09-01 04:08:43 Supporters to recall the entire Mequon-Thiensville School District board wave at cars outside Homestead High School Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Mequon, Wis. A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in the culture war fights in schools across the country. (AP P
Black women seeing guns as protection from rising crime
2021-09-01 04:05:28 In this Aug. 21, 2021, image taken from video, Valerie Rupert is instructed on the proper way of using a fire arm at the Recoil Firearms store in Taylor, Mich. Rupert was among 1,000 or so mostly Black women taking part in free weekend gun safety and shooting lessons at two Detroit-area ranges. Black women like Rupert increasingly are considering gun ownership for personal pro
Black US farmers awaiting billions in promised debt relief
2021-09-01 04:09:21 Farmer John Boyd Jr., poses for a portrait during a break from bailing hay at his farm in Boydton, Va., Thursday, May 27, 2021. Documents from a USDA internal review that Boyd provided to The Associated Press show investigators found his operating loan requests were not processed for years, despite explicit instructions from the agency’s state director. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
As fire nears, some Lake Tahoe residents buck order to flee
2021-09-01 04:20:00 Tod Johnson stands in front of his house in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, a day after the city was ordered to evacuate because of the fast-growing Caldor Fire. He spray-painted his house, which is not insured, hoping that firefighters would help save it if the fire reaches his neighborhood. (AP Photo/Terry Chea) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — While most
Vaccinations in rural India increase amid supply concerns
2021-09-01 04:05:44 Villagers stand in a queue to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 in village Nizampur, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. India has dramatically increased COVID-19 vaccination rates in its vast rural hinterland, where around 65% of the country's nearly 1.4 billion people live. But supply constraints remain for the world's largest maker of vaccines and e
A sound bite reexamined: “pandemic of the unvaccinated“
2021-09-01 04:02:51 FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden visits the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. This summer’s coronavirus surge has been labeled a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” by government officials from President Joe Biden on down. That sound bite captures the glaring reality that unvaccinated people overwhe
Biden defends departure from “forever war,“ praises airlift
2021-09-01 04:17:11 President Joe Biden is defending his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, including the frantic final evacuation from Kabul airport. (Aug. 31) WASHINGTON (AP) — A defensive President Joe Biden called the U.S. airlift to extract more than 120,000 Americans, Afghans and other allies from Afghanistan to end a 20-year war an “extraordinary success," though more than 1
Non-fan of R. Kelly describes still falling prey to him
2021-08-31 22:54:15 In this courtroom artist's sketch R. Kelly, left, listens during his trial in New York, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The 54-year-old Kelly has repeatedly denied accusations that he preyed on several alleged victims during a 30-year career highlighted by his mega hit "I Believe I Can Fly." (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams) NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who wasn’t a fan of R. Kelly ended up g
Lawyer: Britney Spears “will not be extorted“ by father
2021-09-01 00:42:28 This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Britney Spears' father agreed Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, to step down from the conservatorship that has cont
Police chief: Ida hit Louisiana town harder than Katrina did
2021-09-01 00:12:00 The remains of destroyed homes and businesses are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Grand Isle, La., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida caused mass devastation on Grand Isle, a Louisiana town on a narrow barrier island that bore the full power of the Category 4 storm Sunday. About half of the properties in the town of
AP FACT CHECK: Biden skirts broken promise on Afghan exit
2021-08-31 22:40:34 President Joe Biden walks from the podium after speaking about the end of the war in Afghanistan from the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday glossed over his broken promise to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan until the last Americans are out and offered the faint ass
Patriots cut Cam Newton, clearing way for Mac Jones to start
2021-08-31 15:17:32 FILE - New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) is shown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., in this Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, file photo. The Patriots released quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, clearing the way for rookie Mac Jones to open the season as New England's quarterback, acc
Mike Richards is out as producer of “Jeopardy!“ and “Wheel“
2021-08-31 16:42:21 FILE - Producer Mike Richards poses in the pressroom at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and other comments. Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune." (Photo by Richard Shot
Black men executed in 1951 rape granted posthumous pardons
2021-08-31 14:35:14 Rose Grayson, niece of Francis DeSales Grayson, top, comforts James Grayson, son of Francis DeSales Grayson, left, and Rudy MCollum, great nephew of Francis DeSales Grayson, one of the Martinsville Seven, after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued posthumous pardons for Grayson and the other six members during a ceremony inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va. Tue
Fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes prepares to go on trial
2021-08-31 21:02:00 Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection in her trial, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. Holmes faces 12 felony counts alleging she engineered a massive fraud that duped a litany of rich investors with a blood-testing technology that she promised would be able to screen for hundreds of diseases with a finger
Oxygen supplies grow precarious amid COVID surge
2021-08-31 21:06:14 Wenderson Cerisene, 7, right, and his sister Dorah, 9, wait to get tested for COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Florida schools are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases forcing of students and teachers to quarantine. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The COVID-19 surge is stretching oxygen supplies and sending hospitals scrambling for more ventila
New Taliban rulers face tough economic, security challenges
2021-08-31 19:04:04 Taliban officials are interviewed by journalists inside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. The Taliban were in full control of Kabul's international airport on Tuesday, after the last U.S. plane left its runway, marking the end of America's longest war. (AP Photo/Kathy Gannon) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)
Mike Richards is out as producer of “Jeopardy!“ and “Wheel“
2021-08-31 16:42:21 FILE - Producer Mike Richards poses in the pressroom at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and other comments. Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune." (Photo by Richard Shot
After leaked videos, Iran opens cases against prison guards
2021-08-31 12:36:32 In this undated frame grab taken from video shared with The Associated Press by a self-identified hacker group called "The Justice of Ali," a guard looks at surveillance screens taken over by the group, at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. The alleged hackers said the release of the footage was an effort to show the grim conditions at the prison, known for holding political prisone
Ukraine“s leader to talk with Biden on security, Russian gas
2021-08-31 11:32:54 FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy talks with servicemen as he visits the war-hit Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's leader is traveling to the United States in hopes of bolstering security ties with Washington and persuading the Biden administration to ramp up sanctions against a new Russian gas pipeline that byp
Thousands face weeks without power in Ida“s aftermath
2021-08-31 05:13:57 Homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lafitte, La. The weather died down shortly before dawn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana communities beginning the huge task of clearing debris and repairing the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida are facing the depressing prospect of weeks without electricity in the stifling,
EXPLAINER: Around Tahoe, special places await a fire“s fate
2021-08-31 05:21:29 FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017 file photo, a man gets a scenic view of Emerald Bay near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The postcard photos of Emerald Bay are as iconic as those of another famous California landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. As winds picked up Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, the Caldor Fire roared over the Sierra crest and bore down on the southern end of Lake Tahoe. (AP Photo/Ri
Ida inundates areas around New Orleans while sparing city
2021-08-31 05:21:01 A barge damages a bridge that divides Lafitte, La., and Jean Lafitte, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Debbie Greco and her family cowered on a stairway landing as Hurricane Ida sent 4 feet (1.2 meters) of muddy water rushing into her home in LaPlace along the west side of Lake Pontchartrain. She a



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