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Meghan and Harry release Father's Day photo of baby Archie

Jun. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day. The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple's Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled in Harry's arms and clutching his father's finger. The post is...

Tewksbury father dies in motorcycle crash

Jun. 16, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old father has died in a motorcycle crash on the day before Father's Day. Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan tells The Sun of Lowell that the motorcyclist struck the side of a car at about 9 a.m. Saturday. He was flown to a Boston hospital where he was...

Group bails out nonviolent inmates unable to afford bond

Jun. 16, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A coalition of religious groups bailed out three Florida men who couldn't afford to pay for their releases from jail after being charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. The "Father's Day Bailout" conducted on Thursday in Tampa was aimed at shining a spotlight on the problems of...

Bus service between Killington and Rutland extends hours

Jun. 16, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A bus between Killington and Rutland is extending its hours this spring and summer. The Rutland Herald reports that the service traditionally did not run past 6 p.m. between Easter and Thanksgiving. Selectman Jim Haff pushed for the longer hours, saying Rutland residents who work...

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Jun. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father's Day. The data in the report come from 2014...

6 Nebraska recreation areas to allow fireworks on July 4

Jun. 15, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Visitors to six state recreation areas will be allowed to light off fireworks on July 4. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says those recreation areas include Branched Oak near Malcolm, Fort Kearny near Kearney, Pawnee near Emerald, Wagon Train near Hickman and those near Memphis...

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Jun. 14, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in...

Pat Bowlen was not your typical NFL owner

Jun. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself. What the heck, he figured he'd play along, so he scribbled...

Charleston to host July 4th celebration

Jun. 14, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston's Fourth of July celebration is set for Haddad Riverfront Park. The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will take Schoenbaum Stage and fireworks will start during the final song around 9:30 p.m. A stretch of Kanawha Boulevard will be close for the party, affecting traffic...

Muslim, Jewish groups bicker over Muslim event at Statehouse

Jun. 13, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Muslim and Jewish groups in Massachusetts are at odds over last week's celebration marking the end of Ramadan at the Statehouse. More than a dozen mosques and Muslim organizations said in a statement Thursday that they're disappointed the Jewish Community Relations Council joined pro-Israel...