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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Benjamin O. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed alone, and no one befriended him. The future Tuskegee Airman and trailblazing Air Force general later said he was "an invisible man...
SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator. It remains a work-in-progress for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Wallace, 55, is still finishing that plant 36...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — America's oldest city is slowly drowning. St. Augustine's centuries-old Spanish fortress sits feet from the encroaching Atlantic, whose waters already flood the city's narrow streets about 10 times a year — a problem worsening as sea levels rise. The...
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Nestled in the hills of northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs has long relished in its dual personalities — known for its play depicting Jesus' final days and a 66-foot-tall "Christ of the Ozarks" statue as well as its reputation as a gay-friendly...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has never been shy about buttonholing elected officials, but it's seldom been easier since Texas' new lieutenant governor set up regular conference calls for select business leaders and donors to advise him on issues before the...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A law enforcement official says three people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for...
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A transformer failed at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing a fire that forced an automatic shutdown of a reactor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable, said a spokesman for owner...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty in the southern Mississippi city of Hattiesburg. Coroner Butch Benedict in Mississippi's Forrest County told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ( http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp )...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two Mississippi police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ( http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp ) on Saturday night that both Hattiesburg officers had...