Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

 

ATLANTA (AP) — While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who insist their only purpose is to honor Civil War soldiers who died for the South.

  • Written by By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON , Associated Press

EPA says dioxins might have washed downriver during Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers.

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  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Yellow wristbands, segregation for Florida homeless in Irma

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless.

  • Written by By JASON DEAREN and KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press

Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico economy

For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away.

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  • Written by By DAVID PITT , Associated Press