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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, a man walks by the Bonobos Guideshop in New York's Financial District. Some shoppers are fretting about having big companies take over their favorite brands. Walmart’s recent purchase of clothing labels ModCloth and Bonobos, which cater to upper-income millennials, have shoppers anxious that it will cheapen the quality of the clothes, with some customers pledging on social media never to shop there again. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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  • FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, a man walks by the Bonobos Guideshop in New York's Financial District. Some shoppers are fretting about having big companies take over their favorite brands. Walmart’s recent purchase of clothing labels ModCloth and Bonobos, which cater to upper-income millennials, have shoppers anxious that it will cheapen the quality of the clothes, with some customers pledging on social media never to shop there again. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) Lifestyle

    Some shoppers fret when companies take over favorite brands

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some shoppers are fretting about big companies they don’t like taking over their favorite brands. The latest: Amazon’s move to purchase Whole Foods has spurred worries about a decline in quality and ethical standards, or that the store will become like other supermarkets. Walmart’s purchase of clothing labels ModCloth and Bonobos […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, filmmaker Michael Moore speaks to thousands of people at an anti-Trump rally and protest in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York. Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, says he will donate $10,000 to New York City's Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to its controversial "Julius Caesar" production. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Lifestyle

    Michael Moore donates $10,000 to Shakespeare in the Park

    NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, says he will donate $10,000 to New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to its controversial “Julius Caesar” production. Moore says he’s donating the money — his advance pay […]
  • In this June 8, 2017 photo, rap artists engage in a rap battle in the City of God slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the young men, freestyle rap battles are a way to express frustration with the violence that permeates their daily lives. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Lifestyle

    AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a small and crudely painted green room called “the bunker,” 18-year-old Lucas dos Santos da Cruz and his friends go over rhymes in their heads. Soon they will be competing in freestyle rap battles on a poorly illuminated square in the “City of God,” one of Rio de Janeiro’s […]
  • FILE – In this April 19, 2017, file photo, the Rev. Rowland Foster, center, shakes hands with defense attorney Chris Ferro, right, before a court hearing in Bernville, Pa. Foster, the pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia. Foster is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, for a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial.  (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo, File) Lifestyle

    Pastor due in court in granddaughter’s faith healing death

    WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia. Rowland Foster is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo (sah-ruh-YAY’-voh) by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip (gavh-REE’-loh PREEN’-seep) — an act […]
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    Prosecutors: ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mother’s gun violated bond

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say the Texas mother of the so-called “affluenza teen” violated her bond by possessing a gun and consuming alcohol. In court documents, they say Tonya Couch possessed a gun on June 24 and consumed alcohol on May 20 in violation of the terms of her bond. She’s been free […]
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    Report: Black girls thought to need less protection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that American adults think that black girls are less innocent, less in need of protection and seem older than similarly aged white girls. This comes from a report from Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality. The report also finds that adults think black girls know more about […]
  • FILE--In this June 28, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes people to the gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light in Mount Tabor, Vt. Federal prosecutors and judges are setting up a temporary court in remote eastern Oregon to handle citations against any attendees at the Rainbow Family of Living Light annual counter-culture gathering. The get-together in the Malheur National Forest set to begin later this week is expected to attract up to 20,000 campers and has already created tensions in this rural community. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, file) Lifestyle

    US sets up court in Oregon forest for major gathering

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. government has sent federal prosecutors to a “pop-up” court in eastern Oregon to process citations against people attending a massive counter-culture peace gathering on public land that could draw up to 20,000 people. Several assistant U.S. attorneys are staffing a make-shift office within walking distance of the festival in […]
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    Ballet dancer seriously injured by box truck in hit-and-run

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ballet dancer has been seriously injured by a truck in a Rhode Island hit-and-run but is recovering. Police say the crash happened near Hope High School in Providence on Sunday. Investigators say Festival Ballet Providence dancer Jordan Nelson was struck by a box truck that fled the scene. The 28-year-old […]
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    The Latest: State has little comment on abortion law suit

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s abortion clinic licensing laws (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office says lawyers are still evaluating a lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s licensing laws and regulations for abortion clinics. But in a statement, it says “our office is confident the laws are constitutional.” The […]