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Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

Benin's president seeks re-election after violent protests

Apr. 11, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Benin's voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not. The opposition said the vote was going forward...

UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honor his service to queen

Apr. 09, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World leaders and people on the street honored Prince Philip’s life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been at the center of public life longer than most of them have been alive. ...

Cratering Blues running out of time to salvage season

Apr. 07, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

Craig Berube stood back and watched his St. Louis Blues practice battle drills so he could see how players handled the situation amid a seven-game losing streak. Anyone looking in from the outside can spy a team in deep trouble. Berube's Blues have...

Augusta National now a 10-day celebration at home of Masters

Apr. 04, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A stream of people young and older walked on a path along the driving range at Augusta National, most of them carrying bags from the golf shop, some of them taking home a prized trophy. To their right was Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson,...

Transgender athletes begin fight against sports limits bill

Apr. 03, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — For Asher, being a member of his school’s track & field team was a year in the making. After previously being discouraged from taking part, he found more support in 2021 and joined the team in time for competition this spring. One problem,...

Judge dismisses environmentalists' Gross Reservoir lawsuit

Apr. 02, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2018 by a coalition of environmental advocacy groups challenging a permit for the expansion of Gross Reservoir in western Boulder County. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver claims the...

Pleas for more aid to Syria: 'We don't have nearly enough'

Mar. 29, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — At age 19, Fatima al-Omar is at her wits' end. In the last year alone, she lost her home to fighting in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She became the sole breadwinner for her mother, three siblings and grandmother as they moved...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. March 26, 2021. Editorial: In yet another slap to voters, Paxton blocks rally records One constant of indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton’s tenure in public office is there is no bottom, just newfound lows. ...

Some green groups oppose lower Snake River dam removal plan

Mar. 27, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A coalition of 17 environmental groups is speaking out against a key part of a sweeping plan to remove the lower Snake River dams to save salmon and steelhead. The groups said in a letter to Democratic senators in Oregon and Washington that the...