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    Minneapolis art museum will remove gallows-like sculpture

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will remove a gallows-like sculpture because of protests from Native Americans who say it brought back painful memories of the mass hanging of 38 Dakota men in 1862. “Scaffold” is a two-story sculpture from 2012 by Los Angeles artist Sam Durant. It was inspired in part […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo arrives at a press conference. Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has attended the first Roman Catholic Mass that her older son celebrated as priest, Sunday May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File) Lifestyle

    Poland’s PM attends first Mass celebrated by her son

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has attended the first Roman Catholic Mass that her older son celebrated as priest. Tymoteusz Szydlo celebrated the Mass on Sunday at the church in Przecieszyn (psheh-‘TSHE-shin) where he was baptized as a child. The 25-year-old was ordained as a priest the day before. The Catholic […]
  • In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo, Dawn Erin poses for a photo at her home, in Austin, Texas.  Erin was among more than 20 million Americans who gained coverage under Affordable Care Act. The health law helped push uninsured rates to historic lows  and also aimed to bring the newly insured back into the primary care system to improve their health. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Lifestyle

    Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law

    Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections. The liver-destroying disease hepatitis C made her ineligible for coverage until President Barack Obama’s law barred insurers from denying people with a medical condition. She has since seen a specialist who […]
  • In this May 27, 2017 photo, motorcyclists ride into Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pa., for a Memorial Day weekend program. While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors the nation's war dead would command more respect. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam) Lifestyle

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery […]
  • FILE – In this May 29, 2016, file photo, Eula Ray, of Hamilton, Ohio, whose son is a curator for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, touches a sympathy card beside a gorilla statue outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the zoo in Cincinnati. No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the May 28, 2016, shooting of an endangered gorilla named Harambe. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Lifestyle

    No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. The zoo’s dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was in danger and killed 17-year-old Harambe (huh-RAHM’-bay). That led to […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus, is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. India has reported three cases of the Zika virus for the first time, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. The World Health Organization said in a statement released Friday that the three cases that India reported to the WHO on May 15 were detected through routine blood surveillance in a hospital in Ahmadabad, Gujarat's capital. Two cases were detected in February and November last year, while a third case was detected in January this year. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File) Lifestyle

    India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. “There is no need to panic,” Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, a top Health Ministry official, told reporters. The […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, May 28, the 148th day of 2017. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. (Investigators cited faulty electrical wiring, fire safety code violations and […]
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    5 Ohio teachers resign after leaving school camp to drink

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Five Ohio teachers have resigned after they slipped out of a sixth-grade camping trip for drinks and dinner, school district officials announced Friday The Blade reports ( ) the Washington Local Schools in Toledo gave the teachers until Friday to quit after an investigation found they left the YMCA camp in […]
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    $10,000 reward offered after fireworks set ablaze in store

    ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of catching teenagers suspected of igniting a fireworks display inside a grocery store in Atlanta, sending shoppers fleeing and filling the store with smoke. Investigators tell WSB-TV ( ) that two teens were caught on surveillance video using a lighter to set fire to […]
  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Roger Gregory, gestures during an interview in his office in Richmond, Va. The 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, May 25, 2017, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims. “Congress granted the president broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation,” Gregory wrote.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) Lifestyle

    Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump’s reach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from six majority Muslim countries. The case could be a major test for the young […]