Wasserman-Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest


WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.


Fires force evacuation of 12,000 in 3 French Riviera towns


BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Cote d'Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.

  • Written by By CLAUDE PARIS , Associated Press

Black seniors stroll down memory lane aiming to stay sharp

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Promising 'A Better Deal,' Democrats try to rebrand party

BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) — Promising "A Better Deal" for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with a populist pitch on Monday aimed at winning back the working-class voters they lost to President Donald Trump in November.

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  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent