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Montana school cancels game after indigenous-themed video

Oct. 8, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana school known for its Blackfeet Tribe culture has postponed a volleyball game after a video depicting indigenous people was posted during the rival's homecoming festivities. The Great Falls Tribune reported Monday that the video shown at Valier High School last week was...

Maui bans tours, lessons in beach parks on Sundays, holidays

Oct. 4, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui will prohibit commercial activity in parks on Sunday and official holidays. The island’s Parks and Recreation Department said the changes to commercial permits will take place in about a month and reduce damage to parks, The Maui News reported Thursday. Commercial permits...

From the Caribbean to Minnesota, a community comes together

Sep. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Standing in a park in Brooklyn Center, Jamaican immigrant Don Steele basked in the culture he grew up in roughly 2,000 miles away. "Look at the face of the people," he said. "They're happy, they're joyous. If you notice something, nobody ever mention about cellphone use and...

George challenges Titans to seize moment as team honors past

Sep. 12, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are honoring their past by retiring the Nos. 27 and 9 of Eddie George and the late Steve McNair. George, the franchise's career rushing leader challenged, the Titans to seize the moment Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts and establish themselves as an AFC...

Bennington urged to think big for battle's 250th celebration

Sep. 11, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The 250th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington might be eight years away, but Jonah Spivak says planning for a series of statewide events culminating with the 2027 Battle Day celebration shouldn't be put off any longer. Spivak, who briefed the Select Board recently on those...

Tamron Hall's faith in herself pays off with new show, life

Sep. 5, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tamron Hall decided to leave NBC after the network gave her prime "Today" co-hosting slot to Megyn Kelly, the journalist threw herself a party — a pity party. That included plenty of tears and a bit of feeling sorry for herself— to the point that "my mother said to me,...

2 University of Texas students from India drown in Oklahoma

Sep. 4, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two University of Texas students from India drowned at a popular tourist destination in Oklahoma. Davis Police say the foreign exchange students died Tuesday at Turner Falls, near Davis. One of them was struggling in a pool near the falls and the other jumped in to help....

Lower crude prices, increase in supply mean lower gas prices

Aug. 31, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and around the nation are seeing prices at the pump far lower this Labor Day weekend than in years past. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.61, five cents lower than last week and substantially below...

Lawsuit by Muslim engineer settled days before Kansas trial

Aug. 30, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A court notice shows the federal lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer has been settled days before the trial over allegations of discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. The filing Friday in U.S. District Court does not detail settlement terms between Munir Zanial...

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...