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Principal apologizes for Black History Month gym lesson

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A school principal is apologizing for a lesson that used the Underground Railroad as the basis for gym class activities. David Stewart is principal of Madison's...
Feb. 21, 2019

Oklahoma GOP leaders to push 'triggered' abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in Oklahoma want to join at least five other states in automatically banning abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Smollett quiet after posting bond, leaving jail

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4 p.m. "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond. Smollett...
Feb. 21, 2019

US stocks decline, breaking S&P 500's 3-day winning streak

Health care and energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Thursday, ending a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 and giving the benchmark index only its fourth loss this month...
Feb. 21, 2019

Wisconsin Democrats file 4th lawsuit against lame-duck law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging a lame-duck law Republicans passed to limit Gov. Tony Evers' powers is meant to retaliate against his...
Feb. 21, 2019

IRS agent charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS agent with leaking bank records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. A criminal complaint...
Feb. 21, 2019

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond.
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Celebrities weigh in on Smollett charges

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Tyler Perry, Andy Cohen and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are among the...
Feb. 21, 2019

Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered Roger Stone not to discuss his criminal case with anyone and issued a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's decision to...
Feb. 21, 2019

Ford begins probe into whether gas mileage was overstated

DETROIT (AP) — Ford says it has launched an investigation into whether a flawed mathematical model caused it to overstate gas mileage and understate pollution from a wide range of...
Feb. 21, 2019

All officers hurt in Aurora shooting released from hospital

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police say all five of the officers who were wounded last week in a deadly shooting at a warehouse in suburban Chicago have been released from...
Feb. 21, 2019

New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded that his apparent victory was...
Feb. 21, 2019

Study finds spike in Pennsylvania child abuse-related deaths

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new study says the number of Pennsylvania children killed or nearly killed after abuse had occurred spiked recently, increases likely driven by a new definition...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Smollett lawyers leave hearing without speaking

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Jussie Smollett's attorneys and family members left his Chicago bond hearing without speaking...
Feb. 21, 2019

Flag honoring police sparks dispute at Connecticut Capitol

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans are seeking to return a police-themed flag to the state Capitol. The handmade Thin Blue Line flag had been displayed for two months until...
Feb. 21, 2019

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo dies at 62

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has died after collapsing at the team's spring training ballpark. The newspaper said Cafardo had an embolism Thursday...
Feb. 21, 2019

Oakland teachers walk off the job in latest teacher strife

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts...
Feb. 21, 2019

Prosecutor: Actor gave detailed instructions for fake attack

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell,...
Feb. 21, 2019

Document: Man accused of attacking officer asked to be shot

PHOENIX (AP) — An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff's sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and...
Feb. 21, 2019

UN says North Korea has asked for help on food shortages

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says North Korea's government has asked for help from international humanitarian groups to combat food shortages. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that...
Feb. 21, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim

Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, claimed this week that members of Congress are opposing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration because they dislike the president. Trump announced the...
Feb. 21, 2019

North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A judge has imposed a full gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone after he posted a...
Feb. 21, 2019

Snowman spotted on Vegas Strip as city sees rare white stuff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought rare snowfall Thursday to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near...
Feb. 21, 2019

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 breaks a 3-day winning streak

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, breaking a three-day winning streak for the...
Feb. 21, 2019

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