Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...


Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, died May 26 at a hospital in Houston. He was 86. NASA announced his death, noting that he had fallen ill during two...


Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


Orpik is only Capitals' player with Stanley Cup experience: 'He's a big role model'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Brooks Orpik did not mind being in the background after the Washington Capitals had clinched a berth to the Stanley Cup finals in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night, nor did he mind shepherding the celebration for a few brief seconds. The Capitals defenseman watched as...


The Latest: Alabama declares emergency ahead of Alberto

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency for several counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto. The order effective at 6 a.m. Sunday covers 40 counties across the southern portion of the state. The...


Imperfect answers: A son killed in action and his parents ask why

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERTHOUD, Colo. - Ten days since Gabe was killed. Bob and Donna Conde were sitting on a couch in their basement in surrounded by relatives, close friends and 16 of the soldiers who fought alongside their son in Afghanistan. The soldiers had been back in the United...


Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana science teacher was released from a hospital a day after he was shot while tackling an armed student inside his classroom, a congresswoman said Saturday. Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks posted a video on Twitter saying she met Jason Seaman during a visit to...


Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a large glass panel fell on two workers during construction of one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers, killing one and sending the other to a hospital. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a construction site on West 57th Street, half a block from Carnegie Hall....


USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

USS Arizona Memorial Closure

HONOLULU (AP) — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial,...


Meeting draws people angry over fatal police shooting

Officer Shooting Naked Man

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young black man who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer after he ran naked onto an interstate highway. Speakers at the meeting at Richmond’s Second Baptist Church said they were...


Fan hit by bat at minor league game revives safety debate

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman’s recent injury by a baseball bat has renewed attention to fan safety at games. The Sun of San Bernardino reports Saturday that 27-year-old Cloey Heckendorn was hit in the head during the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes’ game on Mother’s Day. The...

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