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'Into the Wild' bus removed from Alaska backcountry

'Into the Wild' bus removed from Alaska backcountry

JUNEAU, Alaska — An abandoned bus in the Alaska backcountry, popularized by the book “Into the Wild” and movie of the same name, was removed Thursday, state officials said.
'Shadow of the Wind' author Carlos Ruiz Zafón dead at 55

'Shadow of the Wind' author Carlos Ruiz Zafón dead at 55

MADRID — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the bestselling novel “The Shadow of the Wind” and one of the world’s most popular Spanish writers, has died. He was 55.
'Shadow of the Wind' author Carlos Ruiz Zafón dead at 55

'Shadow of the Wind' author Carlos Ruiz Zafón dead at 55

MADRID — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the bestselling novel “The Shadow of the Wind” and one of the world’s most popular Spanish writers, has died. He was 55.
Lives Lost: South African activist targeted apartheid, HIV

Lives Lost: South African activist targeted apartheid, HIV

JOHANNESBURG — Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption.
Lives Lost: South African activist targeted apartheid, HIV

Lives Lost: South African activist targeted apartheid, HIV

JOHANNESBURG — Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption.
New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released

New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released

NEW YORK — A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin’s riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006’s “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” has arrived on Juneteenth.
New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released

New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released

NEW YORK — A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin’s riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006’s “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” has arrived on Juneteenth.
How black history is taught in schools faces new scrutiny

How black history is taught in schools faces new scrutiny

OKLAHOMA CITY — For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district nearly a century ago was referred to as the Tulsa race riot.
AP Explains: Juneteenth marks day last enslaved people freed

AP Explains: Juneteenth marks day last enslaved people freed

Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. Now, with support growing for the racial justice movement, 2020 may be remembered as the year the holiday reached a new level of recognition.
Curtains for Camelot: Last Kennedy sibling's death ends era

Curtains for Camelot: Last Kennedy sibling's death ends era

BOSTON — Camelot's inner circle is just about gone — though its spirit, some say, is very much alive. Wednesday's death of Jean Kennedy Smith, an acclaimed former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F.
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