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Illinois APME announces winners in 2020 newspaper contest

Jun. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on May 7 during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois...

Southern Baptists open annual meeting amid push from right

Jun. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The largest Southern Baptist Convention gathering in decades opened Tuesday amid debates over race and sexual abuse, a concerted effort to push the conservative denomination even further to the right and a bellwether election to pick its next president. ...

The Latest: Ronaldo's ID checked before Euro 2020 game

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Cristiano Ronaldo was stopped by a security official to have his identity checked before playing for Portugal against Hungary at the European Championship. The official at the...

Michigan town to keep statue of Black child, South soldier

Jun. 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Leaders in a western Michigan community have voted to keep a statue of Confederate and Union Civil War soldiers with a Black child kneeling between them. The Allendale Township board voted 5-2 Monday, despite a recommendation from a...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 15, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Many are in a needless panic about critical race theory. Legislators must instead stand up for common sense. Moral panics don’t produce good policy. Neither does banning things. ...

NMacedonia wants Austria's Arnautović punished for outburst

Jun. 15, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The North Macedonian soccer federation has submitted a request to UEFA asking for Austria striker Marko Arnautović to be punished for a nationalist outburst after he scored a goal at the European Championship. The federation said the outburst...

'We need more': Democrats frustrated as agenda faces hurdles

Jun. 15, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They have spent much of the past year fighting for Democrats in this working-class corner of northeastern Pennsylvania, knocking on thousands of doors, giving their evenings to phone banks and devoting weekends to voter registration drives. But...

Videos of violent arrests sparked by vaping stir criticism

Jun. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

OCEAN CIY, Md. (AP) — Videos showing Ocean City police officers kneeing one Black teen and Tasing another on the Boardwalk of that beach community in separate confrontations that began over vaping are stirring criticism of the department’s use of force in such cases. ...

Jane Austen family link to abolition movement comes to light

Jun. 14, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Jane Austen admirers savor the wit and romance of “Pride and Prejudice” and her other enduring novels, scholars ferret out details of Austen’s life and times, including a family link to slavery that surfaced 50 years ago. The effort to...

Nonprofit pushes Chicago to build anti-racist arts community

Jun. 14, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago nonprofit formed to highlight the lack of leaders of color within the city's arts and cultural systems is asking artists of color to imagine what the nation's third-largest city could look like without stubborn inequities in art, theater and other institutions. ...