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September 3, 2018


West Point honors Buffalo Soldiers

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point is honoring Buffalo Soldiers.

The African-American Buffalo Soldiers are famous for their service in conflicts including the Spanish-American War and both world wars.

The U.S. Military Academy hosted its 57th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony on Sunday.

The ceremony honored the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers, who were assigned to West Point from the early 1900s until 1946. They supported riding instruction and mounted drills for cadets.

The ceremony is held on Buffalo Soldier Field.


Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.

The Antiquities Ministry says the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 87 miles north of Cairo. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio says his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C.

That would be some 2,500 years before the Giza pyramids were built.

In recent years, Egypt has touted discoveries in the hopes of reviving tourism after the unrest that followed its 2011 popular uprising.


Aretha’s lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won’t have it so simple.

Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will.

Her four sons and other family members are left with the potentially tall task of finding out how many millions she was worth, and divvying it up.

Estate law experts expressed surprise but not shock that a wealthy person like Franklin would put off making a will until it was too late.

Laura Zwicker, an attorney who specializes in estate planning but is not affiliated with the Franklin estate, says she sees it happen all too often in her work. She says “People don’t like to face their own mortality,”


Apartment complex threatens eviction over Bible studies

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A battle is brewing at a Virginia apartment complex over a semi-retired pastor’s Bible studies.

The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg reports that the complex’s owner has threated to evict Kenneth Hauge if he continues hosting the Bible studies. The 86-year-old is fighting back with the help of a national nonprofit focused on protecting religious freedom.

The complex, Evergreens at Smith Run, says Hauge pressured tenants to join his Bible studies and made them feel so uncomfortable that they left the clubroom. The complex said Hauge also violated its policies by inviting nonresidents to the clubroom.

The Texas-based First Liberty Institute accuses the complex of blatant discrimination.


High school football score is 99-81, setting Iowa record

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs Jefferson beat Sioux City North 99-81 on Friday night in the highest-scoring game in the history of Iowa high school football.

Jefferson put up 99 points on the strength of a rushing attack that put up a staggering 749 yards on 67 carries.

Sioux City North’s quarterback threw for 310 yards and nine touchdowns in the losing effort.

Neither team punted.

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