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PBS Kids introduces a 6-year-old heroine with 'Alma’s Way'

Oct. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alma has a dilemma: The 6-year-old New Yorker has tickets for a baseball game on Saturday with her grandfather, but she told her uncle she'd help him with a dance recital that day. “I promised I'd help him. I made a commitment,” she says, taking a...

German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — “I think I found your brother”: German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon Matthew Toth Lebanon Daily News About five years ago, Elizabeth Lynch was looking for information about her birth...

Zimbabwe's older people often sent to homes amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune. Just a week after arriving at the facility, Rodrick Bhatare, in his 90s, said he felt a...

Oil boom remakes N. Dakota county with fastest growth in US

Sep. 05, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — First came the roughnecks and other oil field workers, almost all men. Lured by steady wages as the nation climbed out of the Great Recession, they filled McKenzie County’s few motel rooms, then began sleeping in cars, tents, trailers —...

At Yiddish Week, a beloved language is as vital as ever

Aug. 31, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

(RNS) — The grounds of the Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp in Copake, New York, were alive in mid-August with a gaggle of nearly 100 campers, young and old. Like at many camps in upstate New York, they played sports, boated in the lake, swam in the pool and sang songs...

Late author Haley honored by Maryland city on 100th birthday

Aug. 15, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Remembering his 100th birthday, Maryland’s capital city gave honors this weekend to the late author Alex Haley and his extended family, citing his research that led to a greater understanding by all Americans about slavery's legacy. Haley’s...

Ali's grandson wins in pro debut

Aug. 15, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Nico Ali Walsh made a successful pro debut Saturday night, winning in the first round and then paying homage to his grandfather, Muhammad Ali. Wearing trunks made for his grandfather, Ali Walsh knocked down his outmatched opponent midway through the...

Baptist church in South Carolina celebrates 160 years

Aug. 14, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — No one drove to Old Mount Zion Baptist Church in the 1920s. Instead, Juanita Griffin remembers families walked to church together. Born in 1921, Griffin’s 100 years of living have only strengthened her love for the Lord. She was told as a girl...

Column: What's in a name? Ali grandson to fight in Oklahoma

Aug. 12, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

No one disputes that boxing is hard, really hard. For Nico Ali Walsh, living up his grandfather’s name might be even harder. He was, after all, The Greatest. “He’s just my grandfather and it’s as simple as that,” Ali Walsh said. “So it’s...

More than 70 years later, vet's remains ID'd, returned

Jul. 31, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Walter Wilkins roots through his memories, the decades between boyhood and old age, one lasting image of his older brother appears. He sees Paul walking away, up a mountain road in rural Pennsylvania. Walter, 86, doesn’t remember if that’s...