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In Mississippi, small-town bluesman keeps aging music alive

BENTONIA, Miss. (AP) — With calloused hands, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents started more than 70 years ago. He checks the cafe’s inventory: jars of pic...

UT president calls emails defending school song 'extremist'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Racist emails sent to the University of Texas amid a debate over the school song “The Eyes of Texas” were “abhorrent and hateful” but don't truly represent the Longhorns' alumni a...

Warren Buffett again encourages investors to bet on America

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett encouraged investors to maintain their faith in America's economy and the businesses his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns in a reassuring letter to hi...

Court ruling may make it harder to cut train crew sizes to 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's decision to drop a proposal to require freight trains to have at least two crew members, a plan that was drafted after sever...

Texas governor's biggest donors: Energy industry that failed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As frozen Texas reels under one of the worst electricity outages in U.S. history, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier...

Texas crisis has governor facing big backer: energy industry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As frozen Texas reels under one of the worst electricity outages in U.S. history, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier...

Farmers block trains in northern India to protest new laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of protesting farmers blocked trains on Thursday by sitting on railroad tracks in parts of northern India to press their demand for the repeal of new agricultural reform law...

Police rampage targets striking railway workers in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Demonstrators against Myanmar’s military takeover returned to the streets Thursday after a night of armed intimidation by security forces in the country’s second biggest city. ...

Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans, boosting Democratic lawmakers who are renewing efforts to create a commission on ...

Myanmar's young 'Generation Z' protesters take on the military

Following the coup in Myanmar on February 1, many people were in a stupor. This didn't last long. Less than 72 hours after the military took power, people across the country took to the county...

Annong River Bikeway in Taiwan's Yilan provides safe haven for exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 13.5-kilometer bikeway that meanders along the banks of the Annong River in both Sanxiang and Dongshan townships, Yilan County, provides a safe and relaxing environment ...

Latest rail plan would put tunnel under Long Island Sound

President Joe Biden’s promise to improve the nation’s infrastructure has renewed interest in the decades-old idea of a high-speed railroad connecting New York and Boston, possibly through a 16-mile tu...

People moving out of Taipei due to high cost of living

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s population fell under the 2.6 million mark in January, according to the Taipei Department of Civil Affairs. The decrease in the number of inhabitants was...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2021. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6,...

Police: Train conductor spots man on tracks, averts tragedy

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have credited a freight train conductor with saving a man’s life outside Atlanta. The CSX conductor was entering the city Friday with the mile-long t...