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Thousands without power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon

SEATTLE (AP) — High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.The National Weather Service issued high wind warnings Friday for Oregon and Washington's Pacific Coast and Washington's northern interior with wind...

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept...

Domestic assault charges filed against Missouri player

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams was charged Wednesday in a domestic assault case.The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that probable cause statement alleges Williams and his girlfriend argued early Sunday and that he hit her several times while she was driving and at...

Missouri DE Tre Williams arrested on assault charge

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams has been arrested on suspicion of felony second-degree domestic assault and suspended by the team.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 21-year-old redshirt sophomore was arrested around 6 a.m. Sunday at his off-campus home. He...

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Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

If holiday lists seem bigger than budgets, turning to a high-interest, “small dollar” loan can turn joy into a financial quagmire ...

5 Holiday Traditions to Share With Your Pet

Dr. Jasmine on how to make new memories with your pet this holiday season ...

Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview

Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10 percent are Latino ...

The Congressional Black Caucus Needs to Get to Work on the Western Sahara

Once upon a time the CBC was one of the most significant so-called mainstream players in the realm of US foreign policy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador.A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating...

Ex-Chicago officer's sentencing date set in McDonald murder

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set a Jan. 18 sentencing date for a white former Chicago police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.A jury in October found Jason VanDyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for the 2014...

Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in...

ENTERTAINMENT

AP names "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" its top TV show of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 TV shows of the year by Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio.1. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," on Amazon Prime. From its costumes to the dialogue to the music to the quirky characters, this show is a delight. Watch it to feel good.2. "This is Us," on NBC. Some...

Emily Blunt on the 'daunting' task of playing Mary Poppins

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.It's only Mary...

Review: In 'The Mule,' Clint reflects on a life on the road

Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road."The Mule" is the indefatigable Eastwood's second film just this...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll...

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a jumi billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least...

EU leaders wary of May's plea for help selling Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May implored European Union leaders Thursday to help her...

The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):11:25 p.m.EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitution

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's...

Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attack

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military launched a West Bank manhunt Thursday, setting up checkpoints...

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