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'The Lion King's' original voice bows down to Beyonce

Jul. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Before she was the voice of reason at the heart of The CW's "One Tree Hill," Moira Kelly brought her comforting tone and reassuring demeanor to another beloved property — "The Lion King." Kelly was the original voice behind grown-up Nala, the steadfast mate of Simba and...

School supply donations can pay off Wheeling parking tickets

Jul. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Those facing a parking ticket in Wheeling during the back-to-school season can now donate school supplies rather than pay the $10 fine. The city launched a "Pencils (And More) For Parking" program this week, in which people can donate five school supply items in lieu of the fine for...

3 states sue Trump administration over tax workaround

Jul. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York sued the Trump administration Wednesday over an IRS rule that weakens the states' attempts to work around a cap on state and local tax deductions. Attorneys general for the three states filed the lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS in federal court in New York. The suit...

Contracts signed to build new African American museum in SC

Jul. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Crews are ready to start construction on a museum in South Carolina chronicling the history of African Americans built on the site where thousands of slaves first stepped on U.S. soil. The Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved $60 million in contracts to begin work on the...

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Jul. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture...

North Dakota native awarded for efforts to end hunger

Jul. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota college student has been honored for her efforts to end hunger in her native North Dakota, where she says around one in five children don't have enough to eat. Lauryn Hinckley was 9 years old and living in Bismarck when 10 years ago she created Stopping Hunger One Backpack...

Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

Jul. 15, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday. The Biden Cancer Initiative's sudden move to cease its activities comes two years after...

Florida church pays $7.2M in medical debt in 5 counties

Jul. 14, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida church is spending more than $7 million to pay off the medical debt for 6,500 people. The congregation at Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand took a special offering last month to help pay off medical debt for low-income residents in the area. The 2018-2019 year was 53 Sundays...

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Jul. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the...

Tucson school district approves teacher pay raises

Jul. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second largest school district will give raises to teachers and one-time stipends to support staff. The board of the Tucson Unified School District this week signed off on nearly $6 million in funding for raises in its more than $552 million budget for the next school year....