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The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence

AP US News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 8:10am
The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence Associated Press - 1 September 2015 04:53-04:00 News Topics: General news, War and unrest, Violence, Crime, Law enforcement agencies, Police, Social issues, Social affairs, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Freddie Gray, Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Alaska Shorts: "Nome, 1953" by John Tetpon

49 Writers - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:10am
This excerpt comes from Tetpon’s memoir-in-progress.
SOON AFTER GRANDMA was buried, our family moved to Nome, a small Northwest Alaska town with a long history of gold fever, frontiersmen, lawlessness, taverns, bars, cars, and churches. In 1953, the atmosphere of a rowdy frontier town still hung heavy in the air. Some bar owners wore cowboy hats, chewed tobacco, and wore fancy cowboy boots — like the one who allegedly kicked a Native man to death in front of his bar. The owner said the man had made a pass at his wife. Some said that in exchange for a $250,000 bribe, the bar owner got off.
The town’s newspaper, a tabloid-sized publication called the Nome Nugget, rarely ran a story about Native people. It was as if Native people didn’t exist. In Nome, Native people were like background noise — and looked upon as nuisances. Shopkeepers, restaurant owners, bar owners, and owners of seedy hotels hung signs on their windows that said No Eskimos or Dogs Allowed.Nome was a small town, and everybody seemed to know everybody else’s business. Dad would always remind us we were to keep the family name clean. He and Mom never drank like lots of other Native people did in town. So we didn’t grow up in a home that was terror-filled as our neighbors did. Which is probably a good thing. But we were tied to a religious lifestyle, with dysfunctions similar to those of families crippled by alcohol.
In Nome, the Evangelical Covenant Church, of which I was a member since birth, practiced an acceptable form of racial division — white members sat on the left side, and Native members sat on the right side. I didn’t think much of it then. It was normal. And although “love thy neighbor as yourself” was preached from the pulpit, the all-white leadership never said a word about prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination in Nome, which was everywhere.
Having grown up in the small, protective village of Shaktoolik, I was unaware of the evil that people can visit upon others, especially evil from those who hide behind religion and Jesus. One such man was a choir director at the church, a man who also was a radio announcer at the local Armed Forces Radio Station, AFRS. He would spend time at our home, eating with us and visiting. 
One day he asked my parents if I could spend the night with him at the Covenant Church parsonage. I didn’t think anything of it because he was supposedly a man of God, a good person. Upon getting to the home where he lived, he undressed me and placed me up on his bed and covered me and crawled in beside me. I felt his hands on my private parts. That night he introduced me to feelings I had never before felt. I was at once ashamed and dirty. He told me to never let anyone know.
Other times, he would bring me to the radio station and touch me where I knew deep inside there was something wrong. I began to hate seeing him in church and having him at our house, laughing and talking with my parents as if there was nothing wrong. I grew to hate him. I knew deep within that something was taken from me, something that was sacred. 
I could not tell my parents. What would they think? What would they do? I kept that experience buried deep inside. In my adult years, I drank a lot. The pain never went away. It was always there.
After attending the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks, John Tetpon was awarded a year’s fellowship at Yale University. A former reporter for the Anchorage Daily News and the Anchorage Times, he also worked for the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, and several Native organizations. After forty-plus years in public service and the private sector, he is now retired and spends his time as an artist, writer, and musician.
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Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

AP Sports News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials. 2015-09-01T09:00:33-04:00 2015-09-01T08:39:24-04:00

Latest on US Open: Nadal deals with dehydration, bad stomach

AP Sports News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 2015-09-01T09:00:33-04:00 2015-09-01T00:51:03-04:00

Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

AP Sports News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After playing coy for the past couple weeks, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher ended the suspense on Monday of who will be his starting quarterback by announcing Everett Golson had earned the job. 2015-08-31T15:16:00-04:00 2015-08-31T19:16:32-04:00

Lambert picked as starting quarterback for No. 9 Georgia

AP Sports News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — With less than a week to go before the season opener, No. 9 Georgia finally has a starting quarterback. 2015-08-31T15:27:00-04:00 2015-08-31T19:27:52-04:00

US auto sales expected to drop in August

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
US auto sales expected to drop in August Associated Press - 1 September 2015 08:37-04:00 News Topics: Business, Sales figures, Automobile manufacturing, Financial performance, Corporate news, Consumer product manufacturing, Consumer products and services, Industries Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins Associated Press - 1 September 2015 06:38-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Pregnancy and childbirth, Sexual and reproductive health, Health, Women's health People, Places and Companies: Marissa Mayer Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report Associated Press - 1 September 2015 07:23-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Economy, Economic outlook, Currency markets, Japanese yen, Stock indices and averages, Stock markets, Financial markets, Leading economic indicators, Euro People, Places and Companies: China, Japan, East Asia, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness Associated Press - 1 September 2015 00:52-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Economic growth, Manufacturing sector performance, Economy People, Places and Companies: China, Hong Kong, Tianjin, East Asia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank Associated Press - 1 September 2015 05:24-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Inflation, Central bank interest rates, Currency markets, Economy, Euro, Oil and gas industry, Central banking, Prices, Monetary policy, Economic policy, Government business and finance, Government and politics, Government policy, Financial markets, Energy industry, Industries, Banking and credit, Financial services People, Places and Companies: Mario Draghi, Europe, Germany Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story Associated Press - 1 September 2015 04:22-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Financial crisis, Freedom of the press, Journalists, Economy, Financial markets, News media, Media, Freedom of speech, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Xi Jinping, Gao Yu, China, Shanghai Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Germany: up to $3.7B needed next year to integrate refugees

AP Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:10am
Germany: up to $3.7B needed next year to integrate refugees Associated Press - 1 September 2015 08:13-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Labor economy, Employment figures, Economy, Leading economic indicators, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Angela Merkel, Berlin, Germany, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

AP Politics - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska Associated Press - 1 September 2015 03:11-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Environmental policy, National parks, Climate, Climate change, Hiking, Energy industry, Environmental concerns, Glaciers, Environment, Environment and nature, Government policy, Parks, Outdoor recreation, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle, Sightseeing, Leisure travel, Travel, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Bill Walker, Bear Grylls, Alaska, United States, Anchorage, Kenai Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email

AP Politics - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email Associated Press - 1 September 2015 03:11-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Technology, United States Presidential Election, Events, Email, Classified information, Government information leaks, Diplomacy, International relations, Internet technology, Computing and information technology, Communication technology, Political issues, Presidential elections, National elections, Elections People, Places and Companies: Hillary Clinton, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Cheryl Mills, Karl Eikenberry, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Haiti, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

AP Politics - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains Associated Press - 1 September 2015 03:12-04:00 News Topics: General news, Shootings, Homicide, Presidential elections, Protests and demonstrations, Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Human rights and civil liberties, 2016 United States Presidential Election, Violent crime, United States Presidential Election, Crime, Government and politics, Political activism, National elections, Elections, Political and civil unrest, Events, Social issues, Social affairs, Political issues People, Places and Companies: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Mark Dayton, Minnesota Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's

AP Politics - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's Associated Press - 1 September 2015 04:04-04:00 News Topics: Health, Government and politics, Alzheimer's disease, Medical research, Obesity, Body mass index, Dementia, Neurological disorders, Diseases and conditions, Seniors' health, Weight management, Nutrition, Diet and exercise, Lifestyle Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

AP Politics - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley Associated Press - 1 September 2015 03:02-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, State governments, State legislature, Mountains, Political parties, Legislature, Environment and nature, Political organizations, Presidential elections, National elections, Elections People, Places and Companies: John Kasich, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, John Boehner, Bob Gibbs, Ohio, Alaska Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

AP Health News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. 2015-08-28T02:34:00-04:00 2015-08-28T06:34:29-04:00

Japan could scrap Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

AP Sports News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:10am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are expected to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games on Tuesday following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials in presentations of the design. 2015-09-01T04:10:26-04:00 2015-09-01T03:58:10-04:00

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