• New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

    ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election.

  • School event near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.

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  • Power gone, Atlantic City mayor walks re-election tightrope

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — His city is a half-billion dollars in debt, its casino industry continues to shrink, and the state has seized most of his power.

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  • Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

  • ‘Moonlight’ sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday belonged to “Moonlight.”

  • A cadre of casually-clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage. Taraji P. Henson pretended to run off with the wooden prop Oscar. And a makeup-free, casually clad Halle Berry made a rehearsal actor’s day when she kissed him on the cheek as he came onstage to accept an award.

  • Perez, Ellison at finish line of Dem chair race

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

  • Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

  • Final cleanup begins at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.