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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Aug. 24: Ina Sylvester, Tony Home, Randus London, Logan Holt Aug. 25: Dana Turner, Trent Murrow, Sheri McCurry, LesLee Bradt, Kalei Nixon, Dylan Smith Aug. 27: Raegan Lee Rader, Nita Benson, Sherri Woodard, Bart Boham Aug. 28:...

 

Freedom Schools got underway Monday

The Freedom School calendar is usually configured for school to begin after the completion of the annual Freedom Rodeo. That event wound up this past Saturday and school started on Monday. Many students and faculty help out at the rodeo. The next...

 

Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District...

 

Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs while disparaging the Girl Scouts' operations. "I...

 

Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his...

 

Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry...

 

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the...

 

Saudi teen released after dancing 'Macarena' in the street

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi police said Wednesday they have released a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the "Macarena" at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, according to local media reports. The video, which went...

 

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released...

 

Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state...

 

North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles. Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he visited a plant th...

 

Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle suspended for academics

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle has been suspended from the university for the fall semester for failing to meet academic standards. Doolittle started 25 games last season and averaged 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game...

 

US court rejects appeal from praying football coach

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he's not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The three-judge...

 
 By DAKE KANG    Regional    August 24, 2017

Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force

A Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday....

 

The Latest: White nationalist says he will turn himself in

The Latest on efforts to remove Confederate monuments and the nationwide fallout from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A white nationalist wanted for crimes police say were committed on the campus of...

 

Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear

President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at Tuesday night's rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel — but one that remains ambiguous in its...

 

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