Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Written by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.

  • Written by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press