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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lew Ferguson, who mentored dozens of other journalists during a long career with The Associated Press that included nearly three decades covering Kansas politics, has died. He was 83. Ferguson's 42-year career included coverage of professional baseball and...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on conservative free speech rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley, California (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Dog walkers are planning to protest a politically conservative free-speech rally by leaving pup poop at San Francisco's Crissy Field. A...
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to encourage the homeless to find beds of their own, not just a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long. Atlanta is putting this idea to a hard, real-world test by closing its last shelter of last...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal officials plan to provide more details on their investigation into the recent deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales. The whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world. Only about 500 right whales exist. At least 13 right whales...
BOSTON (AP) — The ex-husband of the woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize was killed last year in a hit-and-run. MassLive.com reports ( http://bit.ly/2vbxSCk ) that court records show Mavis and William Wanczyk (WAHN'-zihk) had divorced in 2012. William Wanczyk was...
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy's demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward...
BERLIN (AP) — Section by section, American artist Ryan Mendoza painstakingly disassembled the small wood-frame home of civil rights icon Rosa Parks after learning that the struggling city of Detroit was going to have it demolished. He shipped it across the Atlantic Ocean and...
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to help the homeless find beds of their own, rather than a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long. Atlanta is putting this theory to a hard, real-world test by closing its last shelter of last...
HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey continued to intensify as it steered for the Texas coast, with the forecasters saying it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm. The hurricane with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges could be the fiercest such...