06-21-2018  8:29 pm      •     
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Some spent huge sums on themselves, some cannot account for the money they received, some have few results to show

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans eager to give after the 9/11 terrorist attacks poured $1.5 billion into hundreds of charities established to serve the victims, their families and their memories. But a decade later, an Associated Press investigation shows that many of those nonprofits have failed miserably.


People are waiting longer before marrying for the first time

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Singles, take note: With marriages at an all-time low, states in the South and West rank among the highest for couples hearing wedding bells. But many of these states also have higher rates of divorce.


Dem Johnny DuPree plans to run race-neutral campaign

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree on Tuesday became the first black candidate in modern times to win major-party nod for Mississippi governor in a state that hasn't had a black statewide official since Reconstruction.


Californians, Alaskans take to Twitter after seeing Easterners flee buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Soon after the lunch plates stopped rattling and books stopped thumping to the floor, shaken easterners could hear another sound from Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 quake: snickering emanating from the opposite side of the continent.


Housekeeper who claims to be inspiration for character aims to have case reinstated

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A handwritten letter from author Kathryn Stockett has become the focal point of a lawsuit over her bestselling novel "The Help," which has been made into a box office hit.


Minor damage to houses and businesses as aftershocks continue

DENVER (AP) -- The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as aftershocks continued Tuesday.


Native American politician speaks out against the power corporations.

LaDuke warned us a year ago that Oil would be drowning our forests. She means the Canadian Alberta tar sands project, the single largest industrial project in the world: a massive deposit of tar-like bitumen in northern Alberta. TransCanada Corp plans a 1,600-mile pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and say "not to worry. If there's ever a leak, the flow of oil will be quickly shut off."


Political roles reverse over a payroll tax that applies to 46 percent of Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes.


If probation order is upheld, she'll have to report to Orlando authorities by Friday

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Casey Anthony has returned to Florida. Speaking Sunday on Fox News' "Geraldo at Large," Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, said she's in Florida and will report to a probation office if an appeal fails.


Sheer size of 30-foot sculpture sets it apart from other Mall monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Visitors got their first up-close look Monday at the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including a towering granite sculpture inspired by the civil rights leader's "I Have a Dream" speech.


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