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Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of 'Breathless,' dies at 88

Sep. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of the iconic French New Wave film “Breathless,” whose crooked boxer’s nose and rakish grin went on to make him one of the country’s most recognizable leading men, has died at 88. His death was confirmed Monday by the...

Historical society identifying graves of slaves at Va. park

Sep. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Just 800 feet away from the Meadowcreek Golf Course clubhouse lies an undisrupted square of land marked off with a low rope fence. Beneath the grass, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and the city of Charlottesville believe there are at least 43...

Black US farmers awaiting billions in promised debt relief

Sep. 01, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

BOYDTON, Va. (AP) — There was a time when Black farms prospered. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America. ...

Heath launches another bid for Kentucky ag commissioner

Aug. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

Kentucky state Rep. Richard Heath kicked off his 2023 campaign for agriculture commissioner on Saturday, pointing to his farming background and role as House Agriculture Committee chairman in making another bid for the statewide office. “I know what farming looks like...

Belgium seizes tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes

Aug. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's customs officers arrested 40 people Wednesday and seized tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes in raids targeting illegal production sites across the country. Belgium's finance ministry described the operation as the biggest in the history...

Juul to pay $40M in N. Carolina teen vaping suit settlement

Jun. 28, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

DURHAM N.C. (AP) — Electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million to North Carolina and take more action to prevent underage use and sales, according to a landmark legal settlement announced Monday after years of accusations that the company had fueled an explosion in teen...