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  • AP Was There: Mob protests Little Rock Central desegregation

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, the Little Rock Nine became a symbol of heroism in the throes of racial progress, but their bravery made many whites dig their heels in further to maintain segregated schools. ...

  • Trump pardon pains those who feel like Joe Arpaio's victims

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — People who feel wronged by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration crackdowns, jail policies and botched investigations say they are disturbed by President Donald Trump pardoning his conviction. They say the pardon for a misdemeanor contempt-of-court conviction undid ...

  • Paire faces qualifier Gojowczyk in Moselle Open final

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    (AP) METZ, France (AP) — Benoit Paire reached his first final of the year at the Moselle Open on Saturday, defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-1, 7-6 (5). The seventh-seeded Frenchman, who had lost his four previous semifinals this year, faces ...

  • State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

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    (AP) Missouri is at the center of a racially charged conflict — again. A judge last week acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer in the death of a black drug suspect. The Sept. 15 verdict provoked angry protests in ...

  • Some of earliest US landscape photos coming to New Orleans

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some of the oldest daguerreotypes and photographs of U.S. landscapes are about to go on display in New Orleans, as part of the first exhibit and study of such landscapes made east of the Mississippi River. ...

  • Safety regulators fine Ohio factory making footballs for NFL

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio factory that makes footballs for the National Football League has been fined by federal regulators over workplace safety violations. Wilson Sporting Goods is facing more than $65,000 in fines after two inspections at its ...

  • NYC to pay $1.25M to family of man who died in NYPD custody

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a man who died in police custody will receive $1.25 million in a settlement with New York City. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2hmZoa5 ) reports Saturday that court papers show city officials reached the ...

  • The Latest: NFL commissioner calls Trump remarks 'divisive'

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are ...

  • A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005

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    (AP) BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations released a report in early 2017 outlining a series of proposals to combat the problem of sexual abuse and exploitation within its peacekeeping missions. However, similar proposals to help victims had been put ...

  • Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in Congo

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BUNIA, Congo (AP) — Here are key findings from the third installment of The Associated Press investigation into the U.N.'s peacekeeping crisis: 1. Congo, home to the United Nations' largest and most expensive mission, had the highest number of abuse ...

  • Kane scores 2 as Tottenham holds on to beat West Ham 3-2

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored twice as 10-man Tottenham held off a West Ham comeback Saturday to maintain its perfect away record with a 3-2 victory. Christian Eriksen appeared to have sealed victory just before the hour mark after ...

  • UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe the day she was raped. A delegation ...

  • Italy: 5-Stars turn page by picking candidate for premier

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is opening a new phase in its quest for the country's premiership with the election of a new party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. Italians who are members of ...

  • Congo president: Election timeline should be released 'soon'

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Congo President Joseph Kabila says a timeline for his country's delayed and highly anticipated presidential election should be released "soon." Kabila said Saturday at the U.N. General Assembly that Congo is moving toward elections with "undeniable ...

  • Lawyers: Death sentence tainted by juror's racial bias

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia plans to put to death a man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago. But his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror's racial bias. State lawyers ...

  • Writers descend on Mark Twain House for weekend of workshops

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Writers from across the country are descending on the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, for an annual weekend of lectures and workshops. This year's Writers Weekend will focus on writing for young people to mark ...

  • NYC high schooler who punched principal avoids jail

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City high schooler who punched his principal, leaving the administrator with two black eyes, will avoid jail time as long as he stays out of trouble for three years. The New York Post ...

  • Model T birthplace unveils replica of room where car created

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — The birthplace of the Model T is opening a replica of the secret room where auto industry pioneer Henry Ford developed the iconic vehicle. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum unveils the new exhibit Sunday at an ...

  • Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up. That's Trump's response on Twitter to star Stephen Curry of the ...

  • Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — About 200 people have gathered at an LGBT pride event in Montenegro urging more rights and zero tolerance for violence against gay people in the conservative Balkan country. Participants held banners with sayings such as "Proud ...

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