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Family: Biracial boy pushed off table with rope around neck

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — The family of an 8-year-old biracial boy in New Hampshire says teenagers taunted him with racial slurs and then pushed him off of a picnic table with a rope around his neck. The boy’s grandmother tells the Valley News (http://bit.ly/2wkX70X) he...

Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero

“Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” (Dey Street), by Katy Tur The presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seemed unlikely to gain traction at first. But the candidate skillfully stirred his voters by boasting of his own...

AP PHOTOS: Irma brings floods to Florida, Georgia coast

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, Irma still caused substantial damage Monday, as record flooding hit northeastern Florida. Irma then continued its wrath north, crossing into Georgia with winds of 60 mph (97 kph) and producing storm surges...

California challenges Trump's end to young immigrant program

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation, saying it would be especially hard hit because it has more of the immigrants brought to...

EPA grants pollution waiver to Florida utilities after Irma

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and federal environmental regulators issued a blanket waiver on Monday for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards without penalty for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency said the so-called No Action...

Harvey and Irma to slow US growth but rebound should follow

AP Photo/John Raoux WASHINGTON (AP) — With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy. Nearly one-fifth of the...

How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

AP Photo/Elise Amendola NEW YORK (AP) — The Equifax breach didn’t just expose sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans – it underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. More than 15 million Americans were...

Survivors, relatives, volunteers connect online for Irma aid

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee ATLANTA (AP) — Worried relatives, generous volunteers, frantic neighbors, even medical providers are turning to social media now that Hurricane Irma wiped out electricity and cell service to communities across Florida, cutting off most contact with...

Pence: Flight 93 passengers might have saved my life on 9/11

AP Photo/Fred Vuich SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 attending the 16th anniversary ceremony Monday in Pennsylvania that the passengers might well have saved his life. The somber service began at...

Grand Ole Opry to host memorial ceremony for Troy Gentry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A public memorial ceremony will be held Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry for Troy Gentry, a member of the popular country music duo Montgomery Gentry, who died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday. Fifty-year-old Gentry was from Lexington,...
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