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Travelers can retrace 'Green Book' path with some research

Feb. 20, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated interracial road trip movie "Green Book" has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little research, travelers can find copies of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" online and retrace the route in the...

Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

Feb. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an...

Today in History

Feb. 20, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2019. There are 314 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 2003, a fire sparked by pyrotechnics broke out during a concert by the group Great White at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, killing 100 people and...

Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

Feb. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an...

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

Feb. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group's lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Supporters of the project had hoped the court would...

Latest: City lawyer welcomes decision on Obama library suit

Feb. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in a Chicago park (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Chicago's lead attorney says the city is pleased a federal judge will expedite hearings on a lawsuit challenging the planned construction of the Obama Presidential...

Medicaid expansion study divides Democrats, Republicans

Feb. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans opposed to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Wisconsin got some ammunition Tuesday, while Democrats and health care advocates dismissed as unreliable the new report saying expansion would shift $600 million a year to the private insurance...

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

Feb. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week next summer. Democratic National Committee...

Today in History

Feb. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner...

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Feb. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke...