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Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

Mar. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it. If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself. If you've heard the term, you're likely familiar with the history of the politics of respectability and what that...

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

Mar. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Hernan Diaz and playwright Michael R. Jackson are among 10 winners of $50,000 grants for emerging artists. The Whiting Awards, established in 1985, have previously gone to Tony Kushner, Colson Whitehead and Lydia Davis among others. On Wednesday night, the Whiting Foundation...

Trio of child-sex documentaries puts a spotlight on parents

Mar. 20, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the six-part...

Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says

Mar. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful...

Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

Mar. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month's NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning country...

Fed news sends bond yields sharply lower; US stocks mixed

Mar. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Banks led U.S. stocks mostly lower Wednesday after a brief rally sparked by the Federal Reserve's latest policy update faded. The real action centered in the bond market, where prices rose sharply, pulling Treasury yields down to the lowest levels they've seen in more than a year. The central bank said it expects...

Live Free and Fly: New Hampshire House approves state raptor

Mar. 20, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It was a good day for red-tailed hawks and a bad day for coyotes Wednesday as the New Hampshire House voted in favor of honoring one predator but against protecting another. Four years ago, lawmakers made national news by refusing to pass a bill promoted by Hampton Falls fourth-graders...

$800K Wells Fargo penalty OK'd in Schilling video game deal

Mar. 20, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company,...

5 tips on what to do with unwanted stuff

Mar. 20, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — World-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo is sparking joy among shoppers feeling the urge to clean out their homes. But once you master the Japanese organizing expert's novel approach to de-cluttering, what do you do with all the stuff you don't want? Charitable organizations like Goodwill...

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

Mar. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness. These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they...