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Disney CEO says attendance caps at parks being raised

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney's top executive says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to ease up mask-wearing requirements for fully vaccinated people is “very big news for...
May. 14, 2021

Mercenary group denies charge of racism in north Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the wake of the days-long attack by Islamic extremist rebels on the northern Mozambican city of Palma at the end of March, a private military group...
May. 14, 2021

Colorado man suspected in wife's death cast ballot for her

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man suspected in the death of his wife who disappeared on Mother’s Day 2020 is also accused of submitting a fraudulent vote on her behalf...
May. 14, 2021

Columbus reaches $10M settlement for family of Andre Hill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus...
May. 14, 2021

US seeks extradition of former head of Honduras' police

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States has requested the extradition of a former chief of the Honduras National Police on drug and weapons charges, a Honduran government official said...
May. 14, 2021

Columbus, Ohio, reaches $10M settlement in death of Andre Hill, Black man shot by police officer while holding cellphone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus, Ohio, reaches $10M settlement in death of Andre Hill, Black man shot by police officer while holding cellphone.
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Delta Air Lines requires shots for new workers

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines will require new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting on Monday. The airline won’t impose the same requirement on current employees, of whom more...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: West Bank Palestinian death toll rises to 10

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ RAMALLAH, West Bank — The number of Palestinians killed by...
May. 14, 2021

N Ireland's main unionist party picks traditionalist leader

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party chose a religious conservative from the party's traditionalist wing as its new leader on Friday. Edwin Poots, currently Northern Ireland's agriculture...
May. 14, 2021

Delta will require new hires to be vaccinated against virus

Delta Air Lines will require new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Monday. The airline won’t impose the same requirement on current employees, more than 60% of whom are...
May. 14, 2021

Feds say Swiss company to pay $77M over US tax evaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Switzerland’s biggest and oldest life insurance company will pay more than $77 million to the U.S. Treasury after admitting it helped U.S. taxpayers dodge tax responsibilities...
May. 14, 2021

Russian bailiffs show up at US broadcaster's office

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian court bailiffs showed up Friday at U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Moscow bureau to notify it about the launch of enforcement proceedings over unpaid fines. RFE/RL...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Lebanese protester shot by Israeli army dies

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ BEIRUT — A Lebanese police official and the country's official...
May. 14, 2021

Turkish tourism video sparks outcry, unequal treatment claim

ISTANBUL (AP) — A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read “Enjoy, I’m vaccinated.”...
May. 14, 2021

Onetime wunderkind Massachusetts mayor guilty of corruption

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in...
May. 14, 2021

Former young Massachusetts mayor found guilty of stealing from investors, soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors

BOSTON (AP) — Former young Massachusetts mayor found guilty of stealing from investors, soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors.
May. 14, 2021

EXPLAINER: Why is Gaza almost always mired in conflict?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip was pounded this week by hundreds of Israeli strikes from sea, land and air, while the enclave's militant Hamas rulers fired...
May. 14, 2021

Ramadan drives donations, memberships to giving circles

Sahina Islam can still recall the day when she heard an elderly Pakistani couple got kicked out of their New York City home by their son-in-law and were sitting near...
May. 14, 2021

Kardashians reveal mystery behind Nori's Black Book

NEW YORK (AP) — Kardashian fans were tickled by a big reveal: A California government worker is behind a mystery social media handle that's been cranking out droll posts from...
May. 14, 2021

Mississippi River traffic reopened under damaged bridge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — River traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40...
May. 14, 2021

The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online

Dr. Michelle Rockwell lost a pregnancy in December and shared her heartache with her 30,000 Instagram followers. Weeks later, she received the COVID-19 vaccine and posted about that, too. By...
May. 14, 2021

Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians grabbed children and belongings and fled their homes Friday as Israel barraged the northern Gaza Strip with tank fire and airstrikes,...
May. 14, 2021

Analysis: Israel, Hamas race to claim victory before truce

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas know that a fourth Gaza war, like the three before, would be as inconclusive as it is devastating for the impoverished territory's 2 million...
May. 14, 2021

Gucci marks 100 years with exhibit on Michele code-breaking

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Alessandro Michele has radically shifted Gucci codes and challenged fashion norms in his 6½ years as creative director of the brand founded by Guccio Gucci as...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Israel levels Hamas-linked Gaza bank building

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli aircraft have leveled a...
May. 14, 2021

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