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Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes

Nov. 21, 2019 9:44 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe — a child’s-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult, cobbled together from a patchwork of stage sets, model houses and pure, unsullied love. Visiting it each day, with Mister...

Telescope protest inspires more Native Hawaiian activism

Nov. 16, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Flapping Hawaiian flags adorn a large canopy on the easement of a highway that winds along Oahu’s famed North Shore. Under the tent, protesters come and go. Some of them keep guard overnight, and some stop by to wave at cars honking in support or to drop off supplies in a...

Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge, medic killed

Nov. 6, 2019 5:35 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Iraq stormed a bridge Wednesday in central Baghdad, where security forces pushed them back with batons and tear gas, wounding dozens. A medic was killed while aiding demonstrators. The military called on the protesters to stop blocking roads and ports, saying...

Mayors for Pete: Buttigieg hunts for support in city halls

Oct. 31, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60 "Mayors...

Rebuilding of historic Glacier National Park chalet finished

Oct. 25, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Crews have completed the two-year, nearly $9 million effort of reconstructing the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park after it was gutted by a wildfire. Project Manager Travis Neil of Dick Anderson Construction tells the Hungry Horse News that the crews will return...