04-20-2018  2:06 am      •     
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Deadliest single loss for US forces in the decade-long war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The 30 U.S. troops and eight Afghans who died in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan were on a mission targeting a Taliban leader when an insurgent with a rocket-propelled grenade reportedly fired on the chopper and shot it down, U.S.-led coalition said Monday.


Voting Rights Act, which aimed to stop Jim Crow efforts, has renewed relevancy in some Southern states

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law in 1965, it was an antidote to Jim Crow-era efforts to suppress the black vote in Southern states still fighting bloody battles over racial equality.


Agency struggles financially as more bill payments go online and down economy reduces business mail

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Postal Service said Friday it lost $3.1 billion in the April through June period and could be forced to default on payments due to the federal government when the fiscal year ends in September.


Experts say affected individuals brought legitimacy and credibility to anti-war movement

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- David Potorti recalls his mother's pain when his brother Jim was killed in the World Trade Center. Clutching her stomach, she cried out: "Jim. Jim. Jim." She said something else that made a lasting impression on him: "I don't want anyone else to feel the pain I'm feeling right now."


The Dow Jones industrial average made up only a small fraction of the losses from Thursday, when the Dow dropped 512, its worst since the financial crisis of 2008

The jobs number beat the forecast of economists, who were expecting no more than 90,000. And it was an overwhelming relief for investors, who just lived through two of the most brutal weeks in Wall Street history.


Former California governor is making public appearances, has starring film role on the way

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a comeback.


Currently poses no hazard to residents

HONOLULU (AP) -- Scientists say a new lava flow has broken out at Kilauea, a volcano that has been continuously erupting for nearly three decades. The lava flow is entirely within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and currently poses no hazard to residents.


Operations in Woodland and Ridgefield must pay total of $73,000

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Labor Department has fined three Washington state strawberry farms a total of $73,000 for employing children as young as 6 years old as pickers.


New law requires all online contact with students to be done in public, not via private messages

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks.


Initiative aims for job placement, fatherhood classes and training for probation officers

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City will spend $127 million in public and private funds on programs designed to help young black and Latino men.


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