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Hometown hero lauded for historic Apollo 14 mission

Jul. 16, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Where were we, and what were we doing in the summer of 1969? Were we moving along in a job, raising a family, attending school, or just enjoying our childhood in a small-town neighborhood? Most of us were doing at least some of these things. It's likely all of us, though, took time to...

American Legion's presence evident throughout region

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local American Legion halls are known to the general public as venues for banquets and family gatherings, tasty omelets on Sunday mornings and frosty tap beverages on hot summer nights. True, the halls are designed for public gatherings and Legion fundraisers, and people who are...

France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

Jul. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's annual Bastille Day celebration became a showcase for European defense cooperation Sunday as other national leaders joined President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to inspect the troops marching in the country's annual military parade. Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint...

Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

Fox News viewers flock to Trump's holiday speech

Jul. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen company...

The Latest: Soccer federation head: Women deserve fair pay

Jul. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City parade and ceremony honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team (all times local): 12:35 p.m. U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro says female athletes "deserve fair and equitable pay." Fans of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer...

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in Manhattan, just...

NYC to host ticker tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

Jul. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A ticker tape parade to shower the U.S. women's national soccer team with praise and paper confetti will start at 9:30 a.m. EDT in New York City on Wednesday. It will be the city's first ticker tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015. The procession will move up the...

US Women's World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade

Jul. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas. "Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer star said. "But wow, we are very excited to be back in America." The U.S. women's national team arrived in New...

Correction: WWCup-US Returns Home story

Jul. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 8 story about the women's soccer champions returning to the U.S., The Associated Press erroneously identified the city in the dateline. The team arrived in Newark, New Jersey, not Newark, New York. A corrected version of the story is below: US Women's World Cup...