Correction: Wind Energy storyIn a story Jan. 17 about a wind energy project, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the Long Island Power Authority's plans. LIPA spokesman Sid Nathan says the utility plans to vote on whether ...
Elusive Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor dies at 70William Onyeabor, the elusive and influential Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk during the '70s and '80s before retreating from music to focus on his faith and business ventures, has died.
Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care; wife hospitalized
Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, has been at Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, family spokesman Jim McGrath said on Wednesday. Since then, Bush experienced an "acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia" and was sedated for the unspecified procedure, his office said.
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Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans
NEW YORK (AP) ? For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension ? serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.
US sues Oracle alleging discrimination in pay
The US Labor Department on Wednesday sued business software giant Oracle alleging "systemic" discrimination in pay against female, African American and Asian employees. The administrative lawsuit also challenges Oracle's practice of "favoring Asian workers in its recruiting and hiring practices" for key technical jobs, saying it discriminates against non-Asian applicants. "Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws," said Thomas Dowd, acting director of the office.
Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.
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Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of the Islamic State group and hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.
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