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Amazon to Cut Prices On Whole Foods Staples Like Eggs, Beef to Lure Back...

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its...

Man Who Spent 25 Years In Prison for Murder After Being Framed by Police...

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who served 25 years in prison for murder based on sham evidence has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100 million, saying police deliberately framed him by switching...

In Dispute Over Statues and Monuments, Where Do You Draw the Line?

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...

Texas Battens Down the Hatches As Hurricane Harvey Strengthens to Category 2 Storm

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey intensified as it steered toward the Texas coast on Friday, with forecasters saying it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm with the potential to swamp communities more than...

RNC to Vote On Condemning White Supremacists, But Some In Party Think Move Is...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Still cleaning up after President Donald Trump's comments about a deadly protest in Virginia, the Republican National Committee is headed toward adoption of a resolution condemning white supremacists. And while the...

Charlottesville, DOJ to Host ‘Community Recovery Town Hall’ In Wake of Rally Violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville residents are getting a chance to talk with city officials about a white nationalist rally earlier this month that devolved into deadly violence. The city is hosting what it calls...

Sierra Leone Officials Struggling with Just What to Do with the Thousands of Children...

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Seven-year-old Ali Mansaray must build a new life for himself after surviving the mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 500 people, including his parents, in Sierra Leone last week. Now...

Pence to Exiles In Florida: ‘US Won’t Stand By As Venezuela Crumbles’

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence addressed a sympathetic crowd of Venezuelans in South Florida on Wednesday and pledged the U.S. will use its economic and diplomatic power to push for free...

It’s a Wrap: Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues In Black to Honor Slain Counter-Protester

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally. The...

Supporters Want Colin Kaepernick Signed by NFL Season Start

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his...

Federal Judge Again Tosses Out Texas’ Voter ID Law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump...
Donald Trump

Trump’s Wildly Different Speeches In 24-Hour Span Reflect His Own Internal Conflict

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called...

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh-Area School Created Culture of Abuse and Excessive Force Against Black Students

A civil rights lawsuit accuses a Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension of creating a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns...

Angola Votes for First New President In Nearly Four Decades

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power in...

Dozens Missing As Boat Carrying 70 People Sinks In Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in northern Brazil say a boat carrying 70 has sunk on a major river, with at least seven dead and dozens missing. The public security office of the state...

Whole Foods Shareholders Say ‘Yes’ to Amazon Deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to bless a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO had called "love at first sight." That approval is one step required...

For First Time, Florida Will Execute a White Man for Killing a Black Person

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man Thursday for killing a Black person — and it plans to do so with the...

Violence In Charlottesville Leads to Soul-Searching, Amended Stance for ACLU

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was...
Colin Kaepernick

NAACP Wants Meeting with NFL Commissioner About Kaepernick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Wednesday called for a meeting with the NFL to discuss the fate of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality...

Secret Hearings Being Held In Appeal of Ex-Oklahoma City Cop’s Rape Conviction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public's attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force,...

Oscar Winner Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award In 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan....

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