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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. The American Library Association tells The Associated Press that Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month. He was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment and issued a statement acknowledging wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 09, 2018 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told The Associated Press on Friday. Alexie was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations...
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March 06, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, a Democrat, discusses with reporters in her state Capitol office in Hartford, Conn., legislation she's proposing this session that would protect citizens' voter information. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in delegate-rich, swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election. Merrill chairs the association and has been traveling the country to raise money from wealthy Democratic donors to labor unions. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
February 19, 2018 - 11:04 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money to help win secretary of state seats, two-thirds of which are held by Republicans. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in swing...
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February 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of...
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February 12, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Entrada Kelly's "Hello, Universe" has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for best illustration went to Matthew Cordell and "Wolf in the Snow." The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Association...
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February 11, 2018 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Egan and Sherman Alexie are the 2018 winners of the Carnegie Medal for literary excellence. Egan won the fiction prize for "Manhattan Beach," her novel set in New York City in the mid-20th century. Alexie won in nonfiction for "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir."...
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February 09, 2018 - 7:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville community group has filed an ethics complaint alleging that Mayor Megan Barry's extramarital affair with the then-head of her security detail unduly influenced her criminal justice policy. News outlets report Community Oversight Now said in its complaint filed...
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FILE - In a Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, University of Iowa NCAA college football head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Attorneys for Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors say they've settled a dispute over a private road and the coach's refusal to join a homeowner's association. A trial was scheduled to start Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in the dispute that pitted Iowa's highest-paid public employee and his wife against the three other families who live on Saddle Club Road outside Iowa City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 06, 2018 - 12:30 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors settled a bitter legal dispute over the private road they share just hours before trial was set to begin Tuesday, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The deal settles a years-long case in which the nation's longest-tenured college...
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Actor Paul Rudd is kissed by actors dressed in drag as he accepts his pudding pot trophy at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Rudd was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 02, 2018 - 10:31 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd picked up his 2018 Man of the Year award from the nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization at Harvard University on Friday night. Rudd received the Hasty Pudding honor during a black-tie event. The Boston Globe reported the actor...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, right, welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
January 31, 2018 - 3:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he's opening proceedings to have a student fraternity shut down for promoting neo-Nazi ideals. The APA news agency reported Wednesday that Kurz told reporters he'd agreed with Interior Minister Herbert Kickl to try to shut down the small...
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