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Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

Apr. 12, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reelection last year, Copan...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

Today in History

Apr. 07, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2021. There are 268 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1915, jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was...

US Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84; was impeached as judge

Apr. 06, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Alcee Hastings, the fiercely liberal longtime Florida congressman who was dogged throughout his tenure by an impeachment that ended his fast-rising judicial career, died Tuesday. He was 84. Hastings' death was confirmed by his chief of...

Pensacola hero who saved 55 people from plane crash has died

Apr. 04, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — When National Airlines Flight 193 crash landed in Escambia Bay on the night of May 8, 1978, the plane had 58 people onboard. Passengers and crew members hurried out of the sinking Boeing 727 into the dark water alongside leaking fuel. Three people...

At Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach, the 1920s meet 2020s

Apr. 03, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The landmark Don CeSar Hotel has added a two-story pool bar and rooftop lookout to its sprawling beachfront property, completing a three-year renovation project aimed at connecting the Roaring ’20s to the 2020s. At the Beacon Pool Bar and Lookout, visitors can...

Today in History

Apr. 02, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2021. There are 273 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 2, 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Mar. 31, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ March 31 The Decatur Daily on voter restriction laws: While the Republican-controlled Legislature in Georgia has made drastic changes to its voter laws that it...

GOP congressman gives shots to promote COVID-19 efforts

Mar. 28, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A Republican congressman gave COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday to promote efforts to get reluctant people to get the shots. An early advocate of getting vaccinated, Rep. Brad Wenstrup is among Republicans concerned about their voters getting inoculated...

Vice presidents' policy projects come with political risks

Mar. 27, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence led the coronavirus task force only to be constantly overruled by the White House. Al Gore's efforts to “reinvent government" were largely forgotten during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Dan Quayle's revamping of space policy never got much notice to begin with....