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Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

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  • Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality
    Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence.

  • 2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race
    2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republian candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

  • Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush
    Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

  • 'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes
    'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flames raced down a rugged hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

  • Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada
    Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.

  • Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months
    Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.

  • Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing
    Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.

  • Checklist of possible behavioral warning signs of dementia

    Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behavior and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

  • Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation
    Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings — or face steep fines.

  • Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame
    Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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