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Anquan Boldin, others say communication is key in activism

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Anquan Boldin would absolutely welcome and appreciate the chance to sit down with new President Donald Trump and exchange thoughts and ideas and discuss concerns for minorities. The NFL wide receiver and impending free agent insists that like him or not, communication and civil discourse are the only ways to move forward in a positive way during Trump's presidency with a country divided.

John Hancock Discusses The Public Hearing Over Soccer Stadium Potentially Coming To Charlotte

John Hancock discusses the City of Charlotte debating on building a $175 million dollar Major League Soccer stadium and speaks with several callers to hear their opinions on the issue. John also discusses Donald Trump's recent actions regarding a major U.S. pipeline, shower thoughts sent to his inbox, and more.
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Rest over as Patriots begin Super Bowl prep for Falcons

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Bill Belichick is on to the Atlanta Falcons. After taking a day to review and recharge following his team's AFC championship game win over Pittsburgh, the New England coach said Tuesday that the coaching staff's preparations are fully underway for the Super Bowl.

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UNITED STATES-PALESTINIANS NEW: State Dept. reviewing $221 million payment to Palestinians WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans. The department said Tuesday it would look at the payment and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the Trump administration's priorities.

Crews hard at work preparing stadium for Super Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) -- A crew of four men worked on the painstaking process of painting the New England Patriots logo on one end zone on Tuesday afternoon at NRG Stadium for the Super Bowl. The group provided a small glimpse into the hundreds of hours of preparation that will go into getting the home of the Houston Texans ready for the Patriots to meet the Atlanta Falcons in the Feb. 5 game.

Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy in describing women marching against President Donald Trump. An Illinois teacher was pulled from the classroom for tweets deemed sexist. And a freshman Indiana lawmaker was inundated with criticism over a Facebook post mocking "fat women." These are a handful of examples from across the U.S.

Ingraham's site gets first question at Spicer press briefing

NEW YORK (AP) -- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the first question at his briefing Tuesday from a reporter who works for LifeZette, a website founded by Donald Trump supporter Laura Ingraham that published some untrue stories during the 2016 presidential campaign. Tuesday's briefing was another indication of how press relations have changed with the onset of a new administration in Washington.

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population rises to 1,400

HONOLULU (AP) -- The population of Hawaiian monk seals -- one world's most critically endangered marine mammals -- has been increasing 3 percent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials said Tuesday. There are now about 1,400 of the seals in the wild, said Charles Littnan, lead scientist of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fayetteville teacher dies after collapsing at school

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Officials with the Cumberland Country Schools system say a middle-school teacher has died after collapsing in front of faculty members. The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2juxPI4) system spokeswoman Renarta Moyd identified the teacher as 27-year-old sixth-grade math and science teacher James Pietrowski Superintendent Frank Till Jr. said Pietrowski wasn't teaching class when he collapsed Tuesday at Max Abbott Middle School, and there were no students around.

Trump invites Indian PM Modi to visit later this year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday with India's prime minister and invited him to visit the United States later in the year. Trump told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the U.S. considers India "a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world," a White House statement said. The two leaders resolved to "stand shoulder to shoulder in the global fight against terrorism.

Lily-Rose Depp emerges as star of Deco-inspired Chanel show

PARIS (AP) -- Singer-model Vanessa Paradis was the image of the doting mother at Chanel's Art Deco-inspired spring-summer collection, looking on proudly as daughter Lily-Rose Depp emerged as the star of the show. Here are the highlights from the second day of Paris couture week: ___ CHANEL'S MIRRORED SHOW At Chanel, the sparkling, reflective decor recalled the mirrors of the grand staircase that lead up to the house's famed couture salons on Paris' rue Cambon.

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The Latest: Sentencing postponed in case over Texas attack

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Latest on the sentencing hearing of an Arizona man convicted of helping plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Sentencing has been postponed for an American-born Muslim convert convicted of supporting the Islamic State group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

Woman found guilty for role in kidnapping of DA's father

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a woman involved in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina assistant district attorney has been found guilty for her role in the case. The U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday 30-year-old Shamieka Goodall was found guilty of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and a substantive count of kidnapping. Goodall faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Shark attacks drop in 2016 after record-breaking 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Unprovoked shark attacks dropped last year after a record-breaking number in 2015. The International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida said Tuesday that there were 81 unprovoked attacks in 2016, a sharp decrease from the 98 attacks a year earlier. Four of last year's attacks were fatal, with two in Australia and two in the French territory of New Caledonia.

The Latest: McMaster sworn in as South Carolina governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley being confirmed as ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Republican Henry McMaster has been sworn in as the 91st governor of South Carolina, after Nikki Haley resigned as the state's CEO to become United Nations ambassador. McMaster was sworn in Tuesday, less than an hour after Haley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and submitted her resignation as governor.