GenForward Poll: Half of black youth face job discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qymana Botts saw white colleagues with the same amount of experience getting promoted to cashier ahead of her at the Indiana discount store where she worked. When she asked her supervisors why, they told her she didn’t project the image that they...

US forces increasing Iraq footprint ahead of Mosul operation

AP Photo/Susannah George CAMP SWIFT, Iraq (AP) — Thirteen years ago, Chase Snow’s father was among the American troops who moved into the Iraqi city of Mosul during the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Now Snow, a U.S. Army specialist, is deployed in...

Marina owner post-Matthew: Dodged a bullet? No, it dodged us

AP Photo/John Bazemore ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Marina owner Joe Taylor has a different take on whether Florida dodged a bullet during Hurricane Matthew. “We stood still. It dodged us. But we’re grateful,” the 81-year-old Taylor said. Taylor and his wife...

3 bomb attacks in Iraqi capital kill 10 people, wound 37

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say three bomb attacks have killed 10 people and wounded at least 37 across the Iraqi capital. In a statement, the Islamic State group claims responsibility for the largest attack, which killed five people and wounded 22 in eastern Baghdad. It...
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Kitbashed Southern Pacific AC-9

Milepost 1124 These shots speak for themselves.  My friend Mel has been reworking some of his earlier efforts in kitbashing a Southern Pacific AC-9 from an old 4-8-8-2 Cab Forward from Rivarossi.  His work is just something else. Mel grew up in Espee Country and...

Agnieszka Radwanska wins China Open women's final

BEIJING (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to win the China Open in Beijing on Sunday. The third-seeded Pole added to her 2011 victory in the Beijing tournament, notching up her 20th career title and third of 2016. She took the victory without...

Francis names 17 cardinals: 13 of whom electors, 3 from USA

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday – 13 of them under age 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave to elect his successor. Three of the new cardinals are Americans, including leading U.S. moderate Chicago...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to stop protests

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency effective immediately following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region. “The...

1 man in custody believed connected to German bomb plot plan

AP Photo/Jens Meyer BERLIN (AP) — German police say they believe one of three men taken into custody for questioning over their contacts to a bomb-plot suspect on the run might have been involved in the plan. Saxony police said Sunday that two of those picked up Saturday in...

Kyrgios beats Goffin to claim Japan Open crown

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi TOKYO (AP) — Nick Kyrgios claimed his third, and biggest, title of the year, when rallying to beat David Goffin at the Rakuten Japan Open on Sunday. The big-serving Australian won a tight match, in which there were only three breaks, 4-6, 6-3,...