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Federal judge strikes down Tennessee bathroom signage law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Tennessee's first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of...
May. 17, 2022

Chicago archdiocese settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 million

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to pay $1.2 million to a man who alleged that he was sexually abused when he was 12 years old by...
May. 17, 2022

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President...
May. 17, 2022

Markets shake off doldrums as traders get back to buying

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose steadily throughout the day and ended with broad gains as traders got back to buying again after a mostly miserable few weeks on Wall...
May. 17, 2022

Defense: 'Wrong person on trial' in death, beheading

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a New Hampshire man accused of killing his wife's co-worker after he discovered they were texting — and then forcing her to behead...
May. 17, 2022

Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford to star in 'Yellowstone' prequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the newest addition to the “Yellowstone” TV franchise. The pair will headline a Paramount+...
May. 17, 2022

DA: DNA from fingernails helped solve 1988 cold case killing

GALT, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in a 1988 sexual assault and killing of a 79-year-old woman in a small Northern California community has been identified thanks to advanced DNA...
May. 17, 2022

Environmental groups oppose longer life for CA nuclear plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations expressed opposition Tuesday to any attempt to extend the life of California’s last operating nuclear power plant, challenging suggestions that...
May. 17, 2022

Girlfriend: Dallas shooting suspect feared Asian Americans

DALLAS (AP) — The girlfriend of a man arrested in Dallas Tuesday in a shooting that wounded three women in a Koreatown hair salon told police he had been admitted...
May. 17, 2022

Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that taking over Twitter would enable him to rid the social media platform of its annoying “spam bots." Now he's arguing — without presenting any...
May. 17, 2022

Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling sign

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-19-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class...
May. 17, 2022

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact...
May. 17, 2022

Ruined Mariupol now forever etched in Ukraine's history

First chaos and anarchy, then despair. The ruined seaside city of Mariupol, whose capture has become a key Russian objective, is now irrevocably etched into Ukrainian history, regardless of the...
May. 17, 2022

Live updates | Ukraine official: 7 killed in Donetsk region

KYIV, Ukraine — Seven civilians have been killed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region as a result of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian regional governor says. Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote in a Telegram...
May. 17, 2022

EXPLAINER: What we know about shuttered baby formula plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the center of the nationwide baby formula shortage is a single factory: Abbott Nutrition's plant that has been closed for more than three months because of...
May. 17, 2022

Powell: Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday underscored the Federal Reserve's determination to keep raising interest rates until it has brought inflation under control — a high-stakes effort that...
May. 17, 2022

Boy dies after being buried under sand dune at state park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy has died from his injuries a day after a sand dune he was digging in collapsed and buried him at a...
May. 17, 2022

Catholic school in Mississippi Delta closing after 70 years

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that primarily serves Black and Hispanic families in the Mississippi Delta is closing after more than 70 years, following a sex abuse...
May. 17, 2022

Pandemic wedding blues: Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended, a new report finds. There were 1.7 million...
May. 17, 2022

New York donors give $1M to 3 Tulsa Race Massacre survivors

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The three known living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are receiving a $1 million donation from a New York philanthropic organization. Business for Good...
May. 17, 2022

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her...
May. 17, 2022

Peru requests extradition of Italian captain over oil spill

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian prosecutors said Tuesday that they had requested the extradition of the Italian captain of a vessel as part of their investigation into the spill of...
May. 17, 2022

WHO: 2nd COVID booster for most vulnerable offers benefits

GENEVA (AP) — An expert group convened by the World Health Organization says there may be some benefit in giving a second booster dose of coronavirus vaccine to the most...
May. 17, 2022

Girlfriend: Man accused in Dallas attack had Asian delusions

DALLAS (AP) — The girlfriend of a man arrested in Dallas Tuesday in a shooting that wounded three women in a Koreatown hair salon told police he had been admitted...
May. 17, 2022

Judge suspends Michigan's dormant 1931 abortion ban

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday suspended Michigan's dormant ban on abortion, saying it likely violates the state constitution. The law, which makes it a crime to assist in...
May. 17, 2022

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