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Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Jun. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. The project, “Lift Every Voice,” will be...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 15, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Parson’s signature on gun bill violates US Constitution, makes Missourians less safe Missouri’s dangerous dance with anti-constitutionalism continued unabated Saturday, when Gov. Mike Parson signed the...

O'Neill hits tiebreaking double, Cards top Marlins 4-2

Jun. 15, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler O’Neill doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the slumping St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Monday night to halt a three-game slide. Adam Wainwright tossed six effective innings and Paul Goldschmidt had two...

Texas power grid manager issues weeklong conservation alert

Jun. 14, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — On the cusp of summer, the electric power grid manager for most of Texas on Monday issued its second conservation alert since the deadly February blackout, calling on users to dial back energy consumption through Friday to avert an emergency. The Electric...

1 killed, 5 hurt after small plane crashes at Texas airport

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and five others injured when a small airplane crashed early Monday at a municipal airport in Texas, authorities said. The crash happened at about 1 a.m. Monday at the airport near Madisonville, about 90 miles (145...

Two drown after rescuing children from Texas river

Jun. 14, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — Searchers recovered the body Monday of a second person drowned after he and a woman were swept away after rescuing two children from a Texas river, officials said. The body of Victor Villanueva, 30, was recovered Monday afternoon from the Guadalupe...

Teacher accused of sexually abusing another teacher

Jun. 14, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A Dallas High School teacher has been accused of sexually abusing another teacher at the school and has been placed on administrative leave. Dallas police and Polk County court records show Matthew Lenoue, 56, of Dallas faces charges for...

2nd arrest made in deadly downtown Austin mass shooting

Jun. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police made a second arrest Monday in a weekend shooting that killed a man and left more than a dozen more people wounded after gunfire rang out on in a busy, downtown Austin entertainment district. Officers arrested a 17-year-old boy at Harker...

Texas Tech adds another transfer in UTEP's Bryson Williams

Jun. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech added another transfer Monday in Bryson Williams, who is set to play for his third college in his fifth and final season. Williams spent the past two years at UTEP after starting his career at Fresno State. He joined the Miners after...

Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Jun. 14, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far. In...