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Correction: Paul Ryan story

Aug. 1, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

In a story July 31 about the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.," The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Gates' wife. Her name is Marial Iglesias Utset, not Sharon Adams. A corrected version of the story is below: House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish...

Family who lost 9 in duck boat tragedy files 2nd lawsuit

Jul. 31, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fifty-three members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck boat sank in Missouri described their pain and unfathomable loss Tuesday while calling for a ban on the amphibious tourist boats that their attorney likened to "coffins and death traps." Each member of the...

The Latest: Indiana family in duck boat tragedy seeks ban

Jul. 31, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the sinking of tourist boat in Branson(all times local): 2:55 p.m. Dozens of members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck bank sank this month in Missouri are calling for a ban on the tourist boats. Fifty-three members of the extended Coleman family...

In cricket-mad India, 1 distant corner is crazy for soccer

Jun. 29, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

KOHIMA, India (AP) — An order, sent by Nagaland state officials earlier this month, made clear this was no ordinary time for the state's power authority. In this corner of India's far northeast, where electricity is sometimes available for just a few hours a day, engineers, supervisors and switchboard...

Long-lost sisters meet after DNA test reveals relation

Jun. 25, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Two long-lost sisters had no idea they share the same parents until an Ancestry.com DNA test revealed the fact six months ago. The Kitsap Sun reports 78-year-old Beverly Meier flew into Seattle from Sacramento, California, last week to meet her sister, 83-year-old Joyce Risher, in...

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

The city council in what was once a key seaport for slave trade adopted a resolution Tuesday apologizing for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council approved the resolution which offers a denouncement of slavery, a promise of tolerance in the future and a proposal for an office of racial...

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

Jun. 18, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade. The resolution expected to be passed by the Charleston City Council on Tuesday offers a denouncement of...