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Ethiopian Israeli musicians use stage to promote struggles

Ethiopian Israeli musicians use stage to promote struggles

JERUSALEM — In his song "Handcuffed," rapper Teddy Neguse addresses police brutality against young Israeli men of Ethiopian descent.

Santa Fe gears up for annual International Folk Art Market

SANTA FE, N.M. — Artists and craftspeople from around the globe are descending upon New Mexico's capital city this weekend for what organizers bill as the world's largest folk art festival.
Oliver North says NRA is smearing him to avoid scrutiny

Oliver North says NRA is smearing him to avoid scrutiny

Oliver North, the retired Marine who was pushed out as president of the National Rifle Association in a dispute within the gun-rights group, said in court documents filed Thursday that he was thwarted when he tried to raise alarm bells about alleged
AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

LAS VEGAS — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden.
Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views.
Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.

Police report: Ex-NFL star Rypien acknowledges hitting wife

SPOKANE, Wash. — Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien acknowledged to a police officer recently that he struck his wife during a domestic dispute, but said it was in self- defence .

After Trump request, Lockheed keeps helicopter plant open

COATESVILLE, Pa. — Lockheed Martin has decided to keep its Sikorsky helicopter plant in Pennsylvania open following a request from President Donald Trump.

Software engineer accused of taking trade secrets to China

WASHINGTON — A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

GUTHRIE, Okla. — Police in Oklahoma say they found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey during a traffic stop of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.