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History shared but unreconciled in city’s Confederate statue

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black ...

GOP senators rave about Kavanaugh; Dems prepare to grill him

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has met privately with almost every Republican senator, it's becoming increasingly clear President Donald Trump's pick for the bench is running into little GOP resistance to ...

Manafort’s ‘right-hand man’ testifies in fraud trial

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will likely arrive this week with the testimony of his "right-hand man" — the person defense attorneys blame for any ...

Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the ...

Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Portland police were accused Sunday of being heavy-handed against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators, reportedly injuring some counter-protesters and prompting the city's new police chief to order a review of ...

‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She ...

5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Ella Pham said it was a painful thing to see. Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were walking in a parking lot Sunday when they saw a twin-engine Cessna crash, she told the Los Angeles Times. "We looked up to see the plane falling nose first," she told the Times. "It was ...

WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor’s race in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a "no-holds-barred, last-man-standing" round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County Mayor. Jacobs runs an insurance and ...

US businesses cast wider net as jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. unemployment rate near a five-decade low, companies are looking harder for employees, and in some cases finding them right at their own workplaces. Businesses are adding more hours for part-timers and converting ...

Weinstein seeks to get case tossed, citing accuser’s emails

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Before telling authorities that Harvey Weinstein had raped her, his accuser had sent warm emails after the alleged attack welcoming plans to get together, seeking advice and telling him no one "understands me quite like you," according to ...