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Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

Jul. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago....

Channel Tunnel operator: 'no-deal' Brexit now main scenario

Jul. 23, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is warning that Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal is now "very likely" and is its main scenario as it forecasts earnings. The operator says its outlook for earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in case of a...

Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii

Jul. 23, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what they say is a sacred place. In Nevada, a few hundred Native Hawaiians and former Hawaii residents...

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame inducts 3 posthumously

Jul. 23, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three newspaper executives have been posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame. John M. Jones III was publisher of The Greeneville Sun who expanded his company, Jones Media, into a family-owned group of eight newspapers. Adams Publishing Group acquired Jones...

Prime recreation spots could be altered in Arizona wildfire

Jul. 23, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The labyrinth of trails welcomed the novice to professional mountain bikers. The elevation, the groves of aspen, the frogs croaking in shallow water and the sweeping views kept them coming back. As a wildfire burns in a mountain valley outside Flagstaff, locals are wondering how the...

Planned Anchorage airport construction may create 1,000 jobs

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — New storage facility construction projects at the Anchorage airport could create more than 1,000 jobs. KTVA-TV reported Monday that Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is planning to build a cold cargo storage building on its east side and anther cargo building on the...

Fire crews try to keep blaze away from Arizona homes, resort

Jul. 22, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews on Monday were trying to keep a wildfire in a popular Arizona vacation area from homes and a ski resort. Still, more than two dozen homes were under an evacuation order, and thousands of people were told to prepare by packing supplies for at least three days. The firefighters...

The Latest: Better mapping puts Arizona fire at smaller size

Jul. 22, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire north of Flagstaff that has burned 1.25 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) and forced some evacuations (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Better mapping shows a wildfire in northern Arizona has a smaller footprint than previously estimated. Fire officials say...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

Jul. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737...

Parking help sought at busy Acadia, where visits are up

Jul. 22, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's only national park is working on options to accommodate a surge in visitors that has made parking difficult. Acadia National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Maine in the summer. The number of yearly visitors ranged between 2 million and 2.5 million from 2000...