NEW YORK (AP) — One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series chronicling the phenomenon from artist Jacob Lawrence, himself the son of migrants.
SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — CORRECTS: Police: Man kidnapped woman, shot Census Bureau guard, led officers on chase. (Corrects APNewsAlert that incorrectly quoted police as saying that the woman was the man's wife. Their relationship was not immediately clear.)
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The traffic stop starts like any other: an officer pulls over a motorist, walks up to the driver's side window and asks for license and registration. What happened minutes later appears to take place without any obvious sign of provocation or conflict: The driver opens the door and runs, and the officer chases after him.
A legislative push in Montana to extend Obamacare health coverage to the working poor advanced on Thursday after a last-minute reprieve thanks to a procedural play by supporters, even as similar efforts in other conservative states are flagging. Some half dozen holdout states have been considering whether to join 28 states and the District of Columbia in accepting billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's program to provide healthcare to most Americans. A brawl broke out this week in Montana, where a Republican House committee effectively killed the last legislation allowing the state to take the federal money. The showdown in Montana lays bare a bitter ideological divide stalling the expansion of Medicaid coverage in states concentrated in the U.S. South and central West.