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Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen seated around him in the therapy session.
He'd rarely spoken about his secret, the story of the little girl who wound up in hi ... (full story)


Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers, or way to stop them?

Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers, or way to stop them?

CHICAGO (AP) — Is the huge classified ad site an abettor of sexual trafficking and exploitation, or a beacon of free expression? Does it generate crime, or help solve it?
To many who've seen the seemingly endless and unadulterated invitations for sex on Backpage.com — promising to fulfill "Your Kinkiest Dreams,&q ... (full story)


Jake Johnson on "Digging for Fire" and batting sixth

Jake Johnson on "Digging for Fire" and batting sixth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This story begins with a rusty gun, a license plate and a bone of unknown origin.
A few years ago, a half dozen blocks from the hip Silver Lake wine-tasting shop where Jake Johnson is enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir, he and his wife dug up the makings of a mystery novel in the backyard of their rented hous ... (full story)


Judge publishes book on little-known 17th century Ct. trials

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — On a farm here in 1642, a piglet with a deformed eye was born, stirring chatter among the townsfolk about whether a farmhand with one good eye fathered the animal.
The farmhand denied paternity at first, but changed his story after he was locked up and interrogated. Once found guilty of bestiality at ... (full story)


AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high ... (full story)


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The Latest: Sanders denounces Koch brothers at SC stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity, the flagship conservative political organization of the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. All times are local.
9 p.m.
As Americans for Prosperity hears from GOP presidential hopefuls in Ohio, 2016 Democratic candidate Bern ... (full story)