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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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75 years later, 'forgotten' WWII battle haunts soldiers

Battle of Attu Anniversary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else. His first sergeant rousted him from his pup tent around 2 a.m. when word came the Japanese were attacking and had maybe even...


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Philadelphia shuts Graffiti Pier, spurring calls for park

Philadelphia Graffiti Pier

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A popular public art space called Graffiti Pier has been shut down by Philadelphia police over safety concerns, prompting a push to turn the former coal loading dock into an official park and saving it from the fate of other graffiti meccas that were razed by developers. Pier...


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Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

Woman Held Captive Note

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member. The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes the Volusia County...


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Book tells story of 8 US WWI heroes' link to Unknown Soldier

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book published in time for Memorial Day tells the story of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through the experiences of the eight World War I heroes chosen to bring him home. Military historian Patrick K. O’Donnell’s “The Unknowns” details the experiences of those eight...


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US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

Tropical Weather

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday. The storm disrupted plans from Pensacola in the Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida’s southeastern...


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Brown University to give Sting honorary degree

Brown Commencement-Sting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ivy League school Brown University will bestow an honorary degree to English musician Sting. The Rhode Island school will present him with the degree at its 250th commencement Sunday. Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz is among other honorees. Sting formed...


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VA turns to foster care for veterans instead of putting them in nursing homes

Kaiser Health News. Ralph Stepney’s home on a quiet street in north Baltimore has a welcoming front porch and large rooms, with plenty of space for his comfortable recliner and vast collection of action movies. The house is owned by Joann West, a licensed caregiver who shares it with Stepney and...


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Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

Sexual Misconduct Weinstein Prosecutor

NEW YORK (AP) — At least in the court of public opinion, the prosecutor leading a rape case against Harvey Weinstein may have more to prove than the charges alone. But if Manhattan Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is out to answer critics of his past decisions not to pursue sex cases against Weinstein and...


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Republicans turn on each other in California US House fight

California Congress Republican Rivals

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little-known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the...


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Alberto could bring $1 billion in economic losses to Gulf Coast

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Slowly strengthening Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause more than $1 billion in economic losses to the U.S. Gulf Coast as it tracks north, bringing a growing threat of floods, but it’s had little impact on offshore energy production. Alberto’s top winds rose to 50 miles (80...


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