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JACKSON, Mich. (AP) " Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court Friday as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s. A judge heard more than two hours of testimony from six men who described in detail how James Rapp molested them. Rapp coerced students into having sexual contact while working as a teacher and wrestling coach at Lumen Christi High School in Jackson. "His crime and position...

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HOUSTON (AP) " Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed...

Updated at 4:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House. Borrowing a line from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, who ran for president in...

Updated at 1:44 AM

BOSTON (AP) " First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began. Organizers of the Grand Prix of Boston, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told...

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It’s getting so we can’t go outside anymore. With the Zika virus transmitted by our friendly neighborhood mosquitoes, maniac drivers who don’t understand four-way stops (it’s not that hard, people) and the...

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"April showers bring May flowers” is the traditional saying and we are getting plenty of needed rain as I write this column. Spring is a time of new life and growth, so it’s appropriate that it’s scholarship season here...

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Sen. Richard M. Webster, R-Jasper, was a noteworthy lawmaker in many ways. His Senate tenure spanned 30 years. A one-man tour de force, he was respected by his colleagues and feared by his adversaries. As minority leader, even when...

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By his standards, Northern Iowa all-purpose running back Darrian Miller didn’t have the standout season he’d hoped for. He rushed for 307 yards on 66 carries, caught 13 balls for 269 yards and returned three kicks for 43...

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For any jet lag or tired legs the Allen Americans might have carried into Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for Friday’s Game 1 against the Missouri Mavericks, they found the perfect jolt early on. Defending ECHL Kelly Cup champion...

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Neither rain nor bouts of wind nor chilly Friday afternoon temperatures could prevent Cody Oliphant from delivering his pitches – or from retiring batters. The Fort Osage senior dealt with the elements by throwing a complete game in...

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