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President Donald Trump answers a question from PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2020 Watch: Will Trump lead by addition or subtraction?

Mar. 30, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to next set of primaries: ? Days to general election: 218 ___ THE NARRATIVE The coronavirus pandemic has effectively put presidential politics on hold as elected officials work...

FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Glen Campbell performing during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell's song “Wichita Lineman,

Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

Mar. 25, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album “The Chronic," Selena's sophomore release “Ven Conmigo" and the worldwide disco hit “Y.M.C.A." by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday...

A deer walks across a pedestrian crossing in Nara, Japan, Thursday, March 19, 2020. More than 1000 deer roam free in the ancient capital city of Japan. Despite the town's tourism decline, these wild animals are doing just fine without treats from tourists, according to a deer protection group. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AP PHOTOS: Oh, deer! Treasured animals wander Nara streets

Mar. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

NARA, Japan (AP) — Tours are canceled. Restaurants are empty. And centuries-old temples are quieter than usual in the ancient capital city of Japan, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. All of Nara is suffering with its UNESCO World Heritage Site listed temples shuttered as Japan fights the virus. All...

Southern Indiana town's neighborhood gets historic nod

Mar. 23, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana neighborhood that includes a mix of design styles, including a stately home known locally as “the Witch’s Castle," has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation for Clarksville's Lincoln Heights neighborhood makes it...

FILE - In this April 16, 2012, file photo, Wellesley College students reach out to the runners passing by during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass. The 124th Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. Boston Marathon organizers say they're postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

Mar. 13, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-distance run. In delaying the marathon from April 20...

Lexington-Fayette County Councilman Jake Gibbs dead at 66

Mar. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jake Gibbs, a member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council in Kentucky, died, Mayor Linda Gorton said Tuesday. He was 66. The cause of death was not given. “He enjoyed and fiercely protected our historic neighborhoods and downtown,” Gorton's statement said....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. The Recording Academy says it has fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process. The academy said Monday the decision was reached after “two exhaustive, costly independent investigations” about Dugan and her allegations. It said the reviews found “consistent management deficiencies and failures,” though no specifics were offered. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

Mar. 2, 2020 6:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she called a boys' club that coddled and favored...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005 file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of Anasazi ruins in Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. The preservation and protection of Native American cultural sites would be a priority of U.S. land managers under one of the options up for consideration as they work to amend an outdated guide for management of oil and gas drilling across a sprawling area of northwestern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)

US officials cite 'balance' as goal for Chaco oil plan

Feb. 28, 2020 4:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N .M. (AP) — U.S. land managers on Friday made public a list of possible alternatives for managing development in one of the nation's oldest oil and gas basins, but environmentalists and others say the options fail to take into account the cumulative costs of increased drilling and threats to...

In this Jan. 30, 2020 photo, the Magnolia Grove, an antebellum plantation house in Greensboro, Ala., is seen. The home's entry in the National Register of Historic Places doesn't mention its ties to slavery even though visitors can see a display on enslaved people in an old slave dwelling. An Associated Press review found that many register entries for pre-Civil War plantations virtually ignore slavery. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

US 'honor roll' of historic places often ignores slavery

Feb. 26, 2020 10:21 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places - but don’t look for many mentions of slavery in the government’s official record of places with...

In this Feb. 22, 2020. photo, two men stand near a partially demolished building on the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his authority, drawing condemnation from local and federal officials who called the action domestic terrorism. Halftown has not responded to requests for an interview. (Spencer Tulis/Finger Lakes Times via AP)

Indian nation destroys own buildings over leadership dispute

Feb. 25, 2020 6:59 PM EST

A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his authority. In response to the surprise, dead-of-night...