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Tennessee State Museum collects stories from public

Nov. 14, 2019 4:30 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum is collecting stories of cultural identity, immigration and migration from the public. The project called Your Story, Our Story uses everyday objects as an entry point for these personal stories. Members of the public can add their own stories and read the...

Maybe banking culture doesn’t always make people dishonest

Nov. 13, 2019 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they were unable to confirm a highly publicized 2014 study that suggested banking culture can promote dishonesty. New lab experiments with bankers in the Middle East and Asia Pacific turned out differently, maybe indicating that the original finding doesn’t apply...

Las Cruces school district wants to boost bilingual programs

Nov. 13, 2019 12:26 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico school district is calling on state lawmakers to adopt sound policies and provide adequate funding to help it maintain bilingual and multicultural education programs. The Las Cruces district made the request Tuesday, while touting the success of its programs....

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

Nov. 12, 2019 10:49 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's mind-bending architectural jewels. And then there was me. The solo female traveler in Barcelona. If you're...

Archaeologists rush to save Oregon's Chinese mining sites

Nov. 9, 2019 10:05 AM EST

It was the kind of July day in Eastern Oregon when the dusty air waits for a spark to ignite a fire. In fact, two fires were already burning nearby. Chelsea Rose, clad in black jeans, a black woven cowboy hat and black leather combat boots, was leading a team of U.S. Forest Service employees, archaeologists and...

The Latest: Trump aims to pit black voters vs. immigrants

Nov. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's outreach to black voters (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have come to the U.S. illegally than African Americans. Trump says public...

Correction: Trump-Native Heritage Month story

Nov. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a story Nov. 5 about Native American Heritage Month, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nathan Wright is Sioux. He is from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump honors Native Americans, US founders in same...

2 men charged as juveniles in 2014 covered bridge arson

Nov. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities allege that two teenagers set a fire that destroyed a covered bridge in Pennsylvania five years ago. State police say the defendants are now adults but are charged as juveniles because they were 14 and 15 years old at the time of the November 2014 fire at the...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

Nov. 4, 2019 3:47 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dictatorship in which hugging is outlawed. The actors breathed deeply, waiting for the public to take its seats....

Owners vow to rebuild fire-devastated century-old resort

Nov. 4, 2019 12:39 PM EST

POCONO MANOR, Pa. (AP) — The owners of a century-old Poconos resort are vowing to rebuild following a fire that devastated the structure last week. Strong winds fueled the blaze early Friday at the 117-year-old Pocono Manor Resort, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Joseph Jerome,...