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Minister who supported Trump now faces deportation

Minister who supported Trump now faces deportation

BY KATE MORRISSEY SAN DIEGO UNION- TRIBUNE/TNS SAN DIEGO – Jorge Ramirez, a California minister and unauthorized immigrant, didn’t think he would end up in line for deportation when he encouraged his U.S. citizen daughter to vote for Donald Trump. In line with his conservative religious beliefs, Ramirez considers himself a Republican, he said in […]

Special nails can save roofs during storms

Special nails can save roofs during storms

Grant program helping to secure homes in Alabama’s Africantown BY SARAH BREITENBACH STATELINE.ORG/TNS MOBILE, Ala. — New roofs are coming to Africatown, a hamlet of crumbling shotgun houses amid ancient pecan trees northwest of Mobile Bay. The replacements, many of which will go to the neighborhood’s poor and aging homeowners, are being paid for by […]

How to weather through unexpected events

How to weather through unexpected events

FAMILY FEATURES As temperatures heat up across the country, it’s a reminder that severe weather – thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes – can strike at any time. When these unexpected situations occur, there are time-sensitive needs before and after them. A few simple steps and tips, such as tapping into local resources and businesses efficiently in […]

Plenty to see and do along Route 66

Plenty to see and do along Route 66

Hotels, eateries and museums offer a glimpse of history along the ‘Mother Road.’ BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER With the advent of Henry Ford’s “Tin Lizzie,” Americans were eager to hit the road. But before 1926, long-distance travel by automobile was difficult, if not impossible. Only 2 percent of roads were […]

Atoning for a college’s racial past

Atoning for a college’s racial past

For years, Wesleyan identified with the Ku Klux Klan through class names and extreme hazing rituals and traditions that carried forward into the late 20th century. BY BRAD SCHRADE ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MACON, Ga. – Like other first-year students corralled in Wesleyan College’s auditorium in Macon, Dana Amihere didn’t know what to […]

Michael Brown book gets picked up by Hollywood

Michael Brown book gets picked up by Hollywood

BY JOE HOLLEMAN ST. LOUS POST-DISPATCH/TNS Warner Bros. is taking steps to make a movie about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, a Hollywood trade publication reports. According to Tracking Board, the studio has picked up the rights to the autobiography of Lezley McSpadden, Brown’s mother. The book is titled “Tell […]

Romance author to launch 25th book at Fort Lauderdale event

Romance author to launch 25th book at Fort Lauderdale event

Florida-based author Yahrah St. John, celebrates the launching of her 25th Harlequin Romance book. Released on May 23 in paperback and June 1 as an e-book, “Miami After Hours’’ is the first of of three books in the Millionaire Moguls series. A book launch is scheduled during the South Florida Book Festival “Evening with the […]

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

BY TIM JOHNSON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, a survey released Tuesday said. Concerns about war and terrorism topped the list of matters gnawing at Americans, according to the Unisys Security Index, but viruses and […]

Understanding Ramadan

Understanding Ramadan

The month of fasting brings Muslims closer to God and family BY ERIN HEGARTY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Not one bite of food or sip of water from sunup to sundown. No alcohol. No sex. No tobacco. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began this year on May 26 and […]

Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

BY LEVI SUMAGAYSAY MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. — YouTube is stepping up its fight against online terror and abuse, laying out four new steps it’s taking amid recent terrorism-related incidents around the world. The moves also come a couple of months after advertisers began pulling their ads from YouTube and other Google properties after […]