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100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

Nov. 11, 2019 1:49 PM EST

SHARON, S.C. (AP) — Living to be 100 years old is just one more thing a two-war veteran living in South Carolina can add to his list of accomplishments. WCNC-TV reports that Lt. Col. Martin B. Roller on Saturday celebrated his 100th birthday among family, friends and strangers who came by to thank him for...

Hassan honors 105-year-old veteran

Nov. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A World War II veteran who will turn 105 on Veterans Day is being honored by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Hassan will join Martin Roy, of Manchester, on Saturday at the VA Medical Center to present him with the official Congressional Record she issued to commemorate his birthday. Roy,...

World Bank warns of grave risks to Lebanon's stability

Nov. 8, 2019 12:47 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Bank on Friday urged Lebanon to form a new Cabinet "within a week" to prevent further degradation and loss of confidence in its economy, warning of grave risks to the country's stability amid a worsening fiscal and economic crisis. Saroj Kumar Jha, the organization's regional...

'I was appalled': Black customers say host told them to move

Nov. 5, 2019 9:03 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit. Some children who attended the...

Group: Illinois restaurant tried to reseat over skin color

Nov. 3, 2019 6:19 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A group of mostly African-American people celebrating a birthday party at a Buffalo Wild Wings in suburban Chicago allege they were asked to change tables because of their skin color. Justin Vahl says he was at a Naperville restaurant last month with children and adults when a host...

Kentucky painter Helen LaFrance turns 100 years old

Nov. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A prominent painter whose works capture the rural, small town culture of Kentucky turned 100 on Saturday. Helen LaFrance visited a church in Mayfield to celebrate her birthday with an unexpectedly large group of friends and family. A documentary about her also was shown at a separate...

Hundreds mourn slain girl at funeral in Alabama's major city

Oct. 27, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed an Alabama church to overflowing Sunday for the funeral of a girl who police say was killed after being kidnapped from a birthday party. The funeral of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was held at the New Beginning Christian Ministry in Birmingham. That 700-seat...

Ex-Gov. Wilder says panel clears him of kissing allegation

Oct. 24, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder on Thursday said a review panel has cleared him of an allegation he kissed a college student without her consent, but the woman's lawyer said the panel found some of his interactions with the woman "deeply concerning." In a written statement,...

USS Constitution celebrates birthday with Boston Harbor tour

Oct. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution has sailed in Boston Harbor to celebrate its 222nd birthday and the U.S. Navy's birthday. The ship left Charlestown Navy Yard Friday morning and headed to Fort Independence on Castle Island to fire a 21-gun salute. The event celebrates the birthday of "Old Ironsides," the...

2 questioned in Ala. girl's abduction charged in other cases

Oct. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One minute, police said, 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was playing outside at a birthday party on a cool fall night. The next moment she was gone, abducted by someone in a dark SUV. Investigators say they've since located the vehicle and arrested two people on unrelated charges to the...