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Alabama teenager donates his hair for children with cancer

Kieran Moïse's afro was a splendid 19 inches, a huge part of his personality. But after six years of growth, the 17-year-old Alabamian knew that he and his hair would soon be parted: He was bound for the U.S. Air Force Academy. So in memory of a...

 

Panel says faith community must lead slavery reparations

The faith community should guide the way on reparations for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination and help the nation's process of reconciliation and healing, religious leaders said during a panel held to discuss the issue. U.S....

 

For George Floyd, a complicated life and consequential death

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander's video of George Floyd's last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. "I just want to speak to you all real quick," Floyd says in one video, addressing the...

 

Georgia church disowns suspect, says he betrayed faith

The church attended by the white man charged with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses, most of them women of Asian descent, condemned the shootings Friday and said they run contrary to the gospel and the church's teachings....

 

Dangerous Hurricane Delta bears down on Mexico's Yucatan

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm with 145 mph (230 kph) winds Tuesday while following a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf Coast later in the week....

 

For George Floyd, a complicated life and a notorious death

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander's video of George Floyd's last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. "I just want to speak to you all real quick," Floyd says in one video, addressing the...

 

Yeshiva basketball team reaches first Sweet 16

BALTIMORE (AP) — First came the prayer ceremony at the conclusion of the Sabbath with their families, then, the celebration on the basketball court and the overflowing joy of March Madness victory. Yeshiva University beat Penn State Harrisburg...

 

Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to have the backing of the police, the military and the Roman Cathol...

 

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia's is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change,...

 

Morgan Hurd inspires other young gymnasts to wear eyeglasses

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Morgan Hurd is such an inspiration for young American gymnasts — and anyone who wears eyeglasses and practices sports — that some have dressed up in leotards and her trademark glasses for Halloween. The costume surprised her...

 

US documents expose Argentine dictatorship's grisly crimes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Agents of Argentina's dictatorship on Aug. 20, 1976 dynamited the bodies of 30 people who had been detained as dissidents in a blast that spread their remains over a wide radius. The grisly details about the...

 

Venezuelan aid convoys meet fierce resistance; 2 killed

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S.-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and...

 

Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced in torture cases

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court on Tuesday sentenced two former Ford Motor Co. executives to prison for helping agents of the country's former dictatorship round up 24 Argentine union workers who were tortured and held in...

 

G-20 agrees on trade, migration, US goes own way on climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world's top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate...

 

WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States ended Wednesday without any substantial agreements. The ministerial-level meeting that wrapped up in Argentina's capita...

 

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of its 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they ha...

 

AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here's a look at the submarine and the round-the-clock international maritime search. ___ THE VESSEL The...

 

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