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Despite ban, high-capacity magazines still sold in Colorado

Nov. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A state law banning the sale and transfer of large-capacity gun magazines has not stopped the sale and transfer of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. An undercover investigation by 9Wants to Know found examples of gun stores in Colorado either ignoring the law altogether...

North Carolina mayor ready to lead during historic diversity

Nov. 11, 2019 12:05 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — When Gastonia Mayor Walker Reid was first elected into the office two years ago, he became the city's first black mayor since 1985. With his re-election to a second, longer term Tuesday, Reid became part of another wave of change. He will now preside for the next four years over what...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...

Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

Nov. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South...

New Mexico tribe fighting water diversions from mountaintop

Nov. 4, 2019 10:53 AM EST

PICURIS PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Picuris Pueblo Gov. Craig Quanchello says there are people whose wells are drying up. The pueblo's buffalo herd, part of which is harvested each year and distributed to tribal members, has dwindled from what once was 160 to just 28 at last count. Some years, he says, farmers in...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end broadly lower, led by banks

Oct. 31, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing modestly lower on Wall Street, but the S&P 500 was still on track for a weekly gain after closing at record highs twice this week. Banks fell more than the rest of the market Thursday as bond...

World shares mostly lower as investors eye Fed, trade news

Oct. 30, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares mostly retreated Wednesday as investors eye a possible interest rate cut in the U.S. while hoping for a breakthrough on the U.S.-China trade front. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,308, while Germany's DAX shed 0.1% to 12,925. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The Dow and...

Jonesboro high school students learn about forensic analysis

Oct. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Jonesboro High School senior Alyssa Hale is grateful she is getting the opportunity to dissect a pig. "I like that we are able to do more hands-on and do more dissections," she told The Jonesboro Sun. "Ms. Crawford says it is good to know how to do this before we get to college,...

Therapy horse adds to options for veterans

Oct. 27, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WARNER, S.D. (AP) — Max is 18 and milk wash white with a cap, tail and four socks of brown. Chris Reder calls to him. Max's buddy, JJ, a miniature horse, keeps a watchful eye. "He's a bit feisty," Reder said of Max. The two had just completed a therapy session with a veteran. It's a warm-in-the-sun, breezy...

North Korea says it's running out of patience with US

Oct. 26, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday said it's running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn't be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy...