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Teacher survives two shootings

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas says her instinct to protect her students kicked in during a recent shooting at the middle school where she works. Shelly Alexander is a special education assistant at Noblesville West ...

Gettysburg battle dioramas feature cats

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Imagine, for a moment, that the Civil War had been fought by cats Yeah, it's a stretch, cats not being the most strategic thinkers in the animal kingdom — or the most courageous, seeing that they go hide under the bed whenever company comes over. And cats would also ...

Trump’s economy

With the 2020 presidential election on the horizon, voters will have a distinct choice: Elect another food stamps politician like Barack Obama or re-elect jobs creator Donald Trump. The numbers don’t lie. Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program soared by 70 percent ...

The dirt on colonoscopies

If you haven’t had a colonoscopy, you’re not missing much, except a chance to save your life. Colon and rectal cancer rates are soaring among young and middle-aged adults. In response to the alarming data, last week the American Cancer Society called for screening beginning at age 45, ...

No pardon for partisan hypocrisy

Quick, grab the smelling salts and clear the fainting couches. President Trump’s pardon of conservative author Dinesh D’Souza last week violently triggered Beltway media elites. It’s peanut butter, weed pollen, gluten, manspreading, Chick-fil-A, the national anthem, and Kryptonite all ...

Unhappy mom is harassed by her family of pranksters

DEAR ABBY: I tend to react poorly when someone pulls a prank on me. My reaction is usually anger, hurt or embarrassment, and I end up saying or doing things I later regret because emotion took over. My husband has always liked playing pranks, and my children have started to follow his lead. ...

More evacuations in Colorado wildfire

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — More people were ordered to get out of the path of a growing wildfire in southwestern Colorado on Saturday as ground crews contended with hot, dry and windy weather. Deputies went door-to-door along a 2-mile stretch of county road north of Durango telling residents to ...

Officials still repairing USS Arizona Memorial

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service is working as fast as possible to reopen access to the USS Arizona Memorial after cracks were discovered last month on the floating concrete pier near the metal access ramp, officials said. Visitors to the memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu are ...

Violent protests again draw attention to Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Viral videos of bloody skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon — a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep the peace at dueling rallies illustrating a microcosm of ...

Searchers find body of woman attacked by alligator in Florida

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife searchers located the body of a woman believed to have been killed during an alligator attack in South Florida. The body of 47-year-old Shizuka Matsuki was found in a lake in Davie, Florida, officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...

NYC parade to shine light on ailing Puerto Rico

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be floats, musicians and brightly colored costumes when the Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue today, as there always are. But amid all the fun and celebration planned today, organizers and participants want to keep a spotlight on something ...

Trump casts summit as ‘one-time shot’ for Kim

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “one-time shot” for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks. Trump ...

Judge approves West Virginia water crisis settlement

CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has given final approval of a $151 million settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a chemical spill into a West Virginia river. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver granted approval Friday of a 2014 settlement between ...

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Caito Foods LLC on Friday recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit ...

Children from border fight in Washington state foster care

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and a roster of fellow Democratic politicians on Saturday decried the federal government’s decision to separate young children of asylum seekers taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border from their parents indefinitely. The administration ...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes northern Oklahoma

CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook parts of northern Oklahoma and neighboring Kansas. Geologists say the earthquake was recorded at 8:59 a.m. Saturday about 16 miles east of Cherokee, about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The ...

Trump throws G-7 summit into disarray with tweets

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — President Donald Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday, tweeting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak” and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the group’s communique in part because of what he called ...

Capitalism vs. socialism

Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college. For the most part, neither ...

Is our racial divide permanent?

For Roseanne Barr, star of ABC’s hit show “Roseanne,” there would be no appeal. When her tweet hit, she was gone. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement, is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” declaimed Channing Dungey, the black ...

‘Solo’ running on fumes at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet weekend free of any new blockbuster competition. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65 percent in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American ...