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    Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is...

    AP-NORC Poll: Many Caregivers Neglecting Their Own Health

    By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers'...

    Groups Fighting Sexual Violence Awarded #MeToo Funding

    By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups, chosen in consultation...

    Mega Millions Prize up to $654M, 4th Largest in US History

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night's drawing...

    Abrams Makes Historic Appearance at Atlanta LGBT Parade

    By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast. The...

    UN report: Banned Somali Charcoal Exports Pass Through Iran

    By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their...

    Congo Reports 5 New Ebola Deaths; UN Worker is Infected

    By The Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under...

    Somalia Marks 1 Year Since Devastating Mogadishu Bombing

    By ABDI GULED, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia on Sunday marked the first anniversary of one of the world's deadliest attacks since 9/11, a truck bombing in the heart of Mogadishu that killed...

    Beyonce, Jay Z Appear at City of Hope Cancer Charity Event

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared...

    Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in Congo

    By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO and CARA ANNA, Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance that complicates efforts to contain...

    Tulane Holding 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference

    By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions...

    Ministers Call for Firing of Officer Who Arrested Black Teen

    By The Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A group of Black ministers is calling for the firing of a White school resource officer who arrested a Black teenage girl at her middle school in...

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