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History's scars laid bare at former Indian boarding school

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Ernest House Jr. pulled the plaque off one of the stone columns beneath the clock tower at the heart of Fort Lewis College, one of three panels that for the last two decades have offered an inaccurate portrayal of federal Indian boarding schools. ...

In edgy Washington, police outnumber Jan. 6 protesters

Sep. 18, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city still on edge after the Jan. 6 insurrection, law enforcement bore down in large numbers on the Capitol on Saturday over concerns that a rally in support of the jailed rioters would turn violent. It didn’t. The crowd was sparse and incidents...

Indiana county rejects health grant amid COVID-19 complaints

Sep. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated after a northern Indiana county council rejected a $3 million federal grant following vocal opposition from residents tying it to a litany of COVID-19 complaints. The Elkhart County health department had sought the...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Former Delaware pastor found liable for child sexual abuse

Sep. 17, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A woman who said her father, a former pastor of a Delaware church, sexually abused her as a child and trafficked her to other men, was awarded $1.5 million by a federal jury on Friday. Alicia Cohen, 41, said in her civil lawsuit that Ronald Cohen...

Health commissioner targets lawmaker's misinformation

Sep. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of New Hampshire’s health department on Friday accused a Republican lawmaker of spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette was telling the Legislature’s...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Trump endorses election fraud lawyer for Michigan AG

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who has made false claims about vote-counting machines in Michigan's 2020 election has won former President Donald Trump's endorsement for state attorney general. Matthew DePerno secured Trump's support Wednesday night. It could prove...

Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining ex-intelligence chief

Sep. 17, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A tense political dispute between Somalia's president and prime minister threatened to broaden into a regional crisis on Friday after the president accused neighboring Djibouti of unlawfully detaining his former national intelligence chief. ...

Board revokes license of doctor who bucked COVID guidelines

Sep. 17, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Medical Board has revoked the license of a doctor west of Salem for refusing to follow COVID-19 guidelines in his office, spreading misinformation about masks and over-prescribing opioids. According to medical board documents, the board...