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  • AP PHOTOS: Incan festival pays homage to sun across Andes

    CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Long before electricity, ancient Incans relied on one sole energy source to power their daily lives: the sun. So each year when winter approached and the sun’s daily jaunt across the sky became increasingly short, Incan worshippers offered a festival of music, dance and sacrifices in hopes of being granted a […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to the Union. On this date: In […]
  • The Latest: Prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting

    The Latest on the investigation into the business interests of Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says the porn actress’ meeting with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer has been cancelled. Michael Avenatti says he received a call late Sunday […]
  • First lady: kindness and compassion are important in life

    TYSONS, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump said Sunday that kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life. The first lady helped SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — open its annual national conference at a hotel just outside Washington. The appearance followed her trip last week to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the effect […]
  • People angry over Sanders slam the wrong Red Hen

    SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave — but they’ve got the wrong Red Hen. Restaurant managing partner Elizabeth Pope tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the New Jersey eatery has received at least […]
  • San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that […]
  • Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city’s gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due in no small part to […]
  • Prolific, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall’s daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his home in Wilmot, New Hampshire, after […]
  • Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from award

    CHICAGO (AP) — A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a major children’s book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans. The Association for Library Service to Children’s board made the unanimous decision Saturday at a meeting in […]
  • Jews, Muslims in Berlin team up on bike rides against hatred

    BERLIN (AP) — Some 25 Jews and Muslims rode tandem bicycles through the German capital on Sunday in a protest against growing anti-Semitism and attacks on Muslims in the country. Some were rabbis and imams, others included women in headscarves and Jewish community members donning skullcaps from Berlin and beyond who shared the bikes on […]