Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press, COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press

Hermine hits Florida coast as 1st hurricane in a decade

CARRABELLE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing soaking rain, high winds and thousands of power outages. Injuries were reported in Tallahassee as trees fell onto homes.

  • Written by JOSH REPLOGLE, Associated Press BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

Obama warns against global warming's impact on Pacific atoll

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — President Barack Obama plunked down on a speck of coral reef in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Thursday and gazed out at the turquoise waters of the marine monument he's widened to become the largest in the world.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press