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Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives

Sep. 27, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

“Voices from the Pandemic" by Eli Saslow (Doubleday) More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, there’s already been a bumper crop of books about COVID-19 that have focused primarily on the policy failures that allowed the virus to spread. ...

Kansas student uses offensive sign as homecoming invite

Sep. 27, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City school district is investigating after a student asked a girl to homecoming using an offensive sign referencing Black people. A picture of two white students holding the sign and smiling that was posted online drew sharp...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 25, 2021. Editorial: Biden administration misled America on Haitian migrants The most important leadership skill for any administration is to be frank, direct and purposeful — to say what they mean and mean what they say....

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Sep. 27, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

Facebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users. “I still firmly believe that it’s a good thing to build a version of...

Media day arrives in the NBA, the start of 2021-22 season

Sep. 27, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

The NBA is back, returning Monday with most teams around the league holding media day interview sessions ahead of the official start of training camps on Tuesday. There will be new faces in new places, with five coaches — Boston’s Ime Udoka, Portland’s Chauncey...

4th generation takes over South Carolina car dealership

Sep. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Fairey family name and cars are synonymous. Fairey Chevrolet Cadillac had its beginning near the birth of the American automotive industry and now, almost 100 years later, the Orangeburg dealership is embarking on the next step in a historic...

FBI investigating Missouri cops who let dog bite Black man

Sep. 26, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

WOODSON TERRACE, Mo. (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into the arrest of a Black man in Missouri during which cellphone video shows three white officers allowing a police dog to repeatedly bite him. Woodson Terrace police Chief Randy Halstead said in an email...

Theoneste Bagosora, architect of Rwanda genocide, dies at 80

Sep. 26, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Theoneste Bagosora, a former Rwandan army colonel regarded as the architect of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed, died in a hospital in Mali on Saturday. His son Achille...

NC girl starts for her varsity football team, goes viral

Sep. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Inside her varsity football program, Brooklyn Harker’s first career start at free safety earlier this month was nothing more than a well-deserved opportunity for a hard-working player. Outside of Chapel Hill High School, though, it was a viral...

Pittsburgh confronts wave of gun violence; more teens killed

Sep. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Winnie Evans, the spate of gun violence that has swept Pittsburgh in recent months struck close to home and shattered a generation of her family. The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings —...