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‘American Dirt’ Latino backlash part of long publishing war

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | January 28, 2020

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt...

The Latest: AP source: Plane leaves China with Americans

January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 100 (all times local):5:45 a.m.A U.S. State Department official has told The Associated Press that a chartered plane sent...

Wienermobile pulled over in Wisconsin for traffic infraction

January 28, 2020

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Oscar Mayer's iconic Wienermobile got a grilling from a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy because the driver of the giant hot dog failed to give enough room to another car on the road with emergency lights.The deputy pulled over the Wienermobile...

Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump ‘Africa loves you’

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME | January 28, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.A video of Patrice Motsepe's remarks to Trump went viral on...

Photo cropping mistake leads to AP soul-searching on race

By DAVID BAUDER | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news...

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON | January 27, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire.The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan,...

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

By STEFANIE DAZIO | January 26, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring...

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | January 26, 2020

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to...

Website revamp brings new culture

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 18, 2018

The Northern Star has relaunched its site and would like readers to understand how the impact of this change goes beyond aesthetics.While the Editorial Board is proud of the new look of the website, the relaunch also marks a change in our newsroom culture....