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Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeatedly being denied service by high-end salons because her hair was perceived as "too difficult" to style, Kanessa Alexander took an unusual step. She opened a shop of her own in a predominantly white Boston neighborhood with four Black stylists serving all hair ...

Trump lawyers renew legal assault on tax records subpoena

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers filed fresh arguments Monday to try to block a criminal subpoena for his tax records, saying it was issued in bad faith, might have been politically motivated and calling it a harassment of the president. Lawyers filed a rewritten lawsuit in ...

AP-NORC poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Murtice Sherek is not excited about Joe Biden. The Minnesota Democrat, a 79-year-old retired nurse, preferred another candidate in the presidential primary. She also worries about Biden's age, 77. But anxious about another four years of President Donald Trump, she says ...

Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished

Ask a woman if she's been called the B-word by a man — perhaps modified by the F-adjective — and chances are she'll say, "You mean ever, or how many times?" Because most women will tell you it's a pretty universal experience, especially if they've held a position of power in the workplace. ...

Douglas weakens, but Hawaii could still see severe impact

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases. Powerful storms are familiar to many in Hawaii who have spent the ...

Pittsburgh’s virus success fizzles in crowded bars, eateries

By his estimation, Stephen Santa took Pennsylvania's coronavirus lockdown seriously: He pretty much went only to grocery stores and picked up takeout once a week to help Pittsburgh's restaurants. Whatever Santa and everyone else in Pittsburgh did, it seemed to work: The city racked up a ...

As tide turns, retailers that resisted masks relent

NEW YORK (AP) — When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn't going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social media never to shop there again. Days later, ...

Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest. A U.S. Forest Service volunteer recently photographed a Chiricahua leopard frog in an earthen stock tank near the town of Camp Verde in central Arizona, the agency said Thursday. Biologists later ...

26 deaths in 3 US convents, as nuns confront the pandemic

LIVONIA, Michigan (AP) — At a convent near Detroit, 13 nuns have died of COVID-19. The toll is seven at a center for Maryknoll sisters in New York, and six at a Wisconsin convent that serves nuns with fading memories. Each community perseveres, though strict social-distancing rules have made ...

Pence says schools reopenings ‘best thing for our kids’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence kept up the Trump administration's push for reopening schools and universities, insisting Friday that it can be done safely even amid public worries about the health risks posed by the coronavirus. Pence told a small audience at Marian University ...