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August 02, 2019 - 6:05 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An ultra-marathoner is marking his 27th year of recovery by running for 27 continuous hours through a North Carolina park. Charlie Engle of Raleigh says he'll start running at 8 a.m. Saturday and won't stop until 11 a.m. Sunday in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. He wants to raise...
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August 01, 2019 - 7:09 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Two newly-elected lawmakers, Yasuhiko Funago, right, and Eiko Kimura, in wheelchairs are helped to arrive for an extraordinary session of the parliament's upper house in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Japan’s parliament convened after elections and a minor renovation at the upper house. Funago, who has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive neurological disease known as ALS, and Kimura who has cerebral palsy, won the July 21 elections at the less-powerful of the two chambers, representing an opposition group. (Muneyuki Tomari/Kyodo News via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 2:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Diet convened Thursday after elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers who use wheelchairs. For the new session of parliament, Emperor Naruhito is to deliver his first opening speech since ascending to the Chrysanthemum...
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July 30, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke smiles during a town hall at the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, Mich. O’Rourke spoke on education, immigration and equal rights. (Kathryn Ziesig/The Flint Journal/MLive.com via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 6:02 am
When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as...
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In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, Greta Thunberg stands next to Swedish parliament in Stockholm. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday, July 29, 2019 that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 29, 2019 - 9:44 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned...
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Jen Salke participates in the Amazon Prime Video "Executive Session" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 28, 2019 - 3:10 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amazon Prime Video's "Making the Cut" isn't just about fashion, it's about worldwide commerce. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told a TV critics meeting Saturday that there's an international field of designers in the upcoming competition series. That makes them a...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle sits near the wall as President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in El Centro, Calif. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 27, 2019 - 2:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court's five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has...
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Todd Kohlhepp appears for two damages hearings against him at the Spartanburg County Courthouse Friday, July 26, 2019 in Spartanburg, S.C. Melissa Brackman gave tearful testimony Friday in a Spartanburg County courtroom during a damages hearing for Todd Kohlhepp. Kohlhepp confessed to killing Brackman's then-husband Scott Ponder, as well as Beverly Guy, Brian Lucas and Chris Sherbert, 13 years after he shot the four at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee on Nov. 6, 2003. (Josh Morgan/The Independent-Mail via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 6:13 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The widow of a man who was fatally shot says she forgives her late husband's killer. The Greenville News reports Melissa Brackman gave tearful testimony Friday in a Spartanburg County, South Carolina, courtroom during a damages hearing for Todd Kohlhepp. Kohlhepp confessed...
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In this April 30, 2019, photo, Arlinda Valencia poses at her home in El Paso, Texas, with a portrait of her great-grandfather Longino Flores, who was murdered at the age of 44 by Texas Rangers and U.S. Army soldiers in the Porvenir Massacre of 1918. As the U.S. prepares to remember the 100th anniversary of "Red Summer," a period in 1919 when white mobs attacked and murdered African Americans in dozens of cities across the country, some historians and Latino activists say now also is the time to acknowledge the terror experienced by Mexican Americans right before that brutal year. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
July 26, 2019 - 1:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Twenty years ago, a knock on the door opened the past for Arlinda Valencia. A relative had come to pay his respects on the death of Valencia's father. He then revealed a shocking secret: The family was descended from survivors of a 1918 massacre along the U.S.-Mexico border...
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