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Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Aug. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

AUWAHI, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...

Virginia: Company falsely claimed to be military charity

Aug. 15, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A for-profit company operating in Virginia has been shut down after falsely claiming to be a charity that sent care packages to U.S. service members overseas. In a statement Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Herring's office identified the company as Hearts 2 Heroes of Bunker Hill, West...

Burgum, backers want Roosevelt library in national park

Aug. 14, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and other backers of the proposed presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt are pushing to build the facility within the boundaries of the former president's namesake national park in North Dakota's badlands. They appear to have little choice: The adjacent tiny...

Villanova to visit Southern California in hoops exhibition

Jul. 31, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California will host two-time national champion Villanova in an exhibition basketball game on Oct. 18 with proceeds benefiting the California Fire Foundation. It will be USC's first preseason game open to the public since 2014. The Trojans were 16-17 last season. Villanova...

1 of East Coast's last large video rental stores to close

Jul. 31, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A video rental store that is believed to be among one of the last of its size on the East Coast is set to close in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Naro Expanded Video Archival Library in Norfolk will close by the end of August. The store has more than 42,000 video titles...

UNCG women's assistant gets show-cause penalty for gambling

Jul. 25, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given a 15-year show-cause penalty to a former UNC Greensboro assistant women's basketball coach for gambling on pro and college sports — including games involving the school's men's basketball team. Neither the school nor the NCAA identified the assistant...

Ebony and Jet images to be donated after photo archive sale

Jul. 25, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Darren Walker was featured in The New York Times two decades ago, his grandmother asked when he would appear in "The Jet." "Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," Walker said. "That story is a metaphor for the reverence and...

Schools that warned about lunch debt now accepting donation

Jul. 24, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care, and then rejected a businessman's offer to pay the overdue charges, is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after all. The Wyoming Valley West school board "sincerely...

The Latest: Board apologizes for lunch debt warning letter

Jul. 24, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania school district's letter to parents about overdue school lunch bills (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A Pennsylvania school board is apologizing for the tone of a letter to parents about overdue school lunch bills that warned their children could end up in...