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Caddo Parish Commission appoints Jones to fill vacated seat

Dec. 01, 2021 11:30 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana pastor is the newest member of the Caddo Parish Commission, the parish's governing authority. Commissioners on Monday selected Steffon Jones, on an interim basis, to fill the District 6 seat left vacant by Lynn Cawthorne, who resigned...

Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

Nov. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city’s request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers’ first bike shop. The city wants to tear down the site because the building has...

Six Black women doctors in NC took on vaccine inequality

Nov. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Before they became known as the Sister Circle and appeared on the “CBS Evening News,” the six African-American doctors were friends and colleagues at WakeMed in Raleigh. Their conversations became more frequent and pointed last year, as the...

Iraqi Kurd's death in Belarus underscores migrants' despair

Nov. 15, 2021 20:26 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Gaylan Delir Ismael heard that other Iraqis were making their way to Europe via an easily obtained tourist visa from the country of Belarus, the 25-year-old from the Kurdistan region jumped at the chance. He packed a bag last month in the hope of reaching Germany for a...

International business joins Nashville and Nigeria family

Nov. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Their dad rarely talked about his family in West Africa, never putting his boys on the phone with their aunts and uncles when he called back home. Growing up in Antioch, Christopher and Jonathan Oye (pronounced OH-yay) didn’t know they had...

Indian brothers win Children's Peace Prize for waste project

Nov. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Indian brothers Vihaan and Nav Agarwal won a prestigious children’s prize Saturday for a project they launched that aims to reduce waste and pollution and plant trees in their home city of New Delhi. Vihaan, 17, and his 14-year-old...

Brothers Osborne bring message of inclusivity to CMA stage

Nov. 09, 2021 09:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Brothers Osborne take the stage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday, the award-winning duo will have a powerful message for fans who sometimes feel like outsiders — an experience that they know all too well. The brothers from Deale,...

Afghan girls, faraway relatives worry over dreams disrupted

Nov. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

From her home in Illinois, Asma Yawari has built a relationship with her younger cousin in Afghanistan that’s made the geographic distance between the two teenagers' worlds seem, well, not quite so distant. They never met but have bonded over phone calls and messages...

Natalie Wood was assaulted by Kirk Douglas, sister alleges

Nov. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, it's been one of Hollywood's darkest rumors: A teen-age Natalie Wood was sexually assaulted by a top movie star more than twice her age when she met with him at a hotel in Los Angeles. In a memoir coming out next week, Wood's younger sister...

Spike as seen through his brother's lens, in a new book

Nov. 03, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When David Lee was growing up in Brooklyn, his older brother would drag him out of the house whenever he got the urge to make a film. “Spike would say, ‘You gotta come with me. I’m shooting something,’” says David Lee. “His early impulse was...