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Lawyer files intent to sue again over governor's residency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent...
Sep. 17, 2021

Judge: Gov. Lee's mask opt-out can endanger disabled kids

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has indefinitely blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements in Shelby County, saying Friday that...
Sep. 17, 2021

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social...
Sep. 17, 2021

North Macedonia: Protest in Tetovo for deadly hospital fire

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in the North Macedonian city of Tetovo on Friday called for the resignation of officials in the wake of last week's fire...
Sep. 17, 2021

Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental...
Sep. 17, 2021

Latest: US to spend $2.1B to improve infection control

WASHINGTON — The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and...
Sep. 17, 2021

UN Security Council: Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal...
Sep. 17, 2021

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving...
Sep. 17, 2021

Giant California sequoias wrapped in aluminum as fire nears

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of...
Sep. 17, 2021

UK simplifies COVID-19 travel rules slammed as confusing

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving...
Sep. 17, 2021

Jury selected for Georgia prisoner accused of killing guards

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection wrapped up Friday in the trial of one of two Georgia prisoners accused of killing two guards more than four years ago, and opening...
Sep. 17, 2021

Latest: India officials: Record doses given on PM's birthday

NEW DELHI — India officials say a record 21 million vaccine doses were given across the country in a special drive on Friday, a birthday gift to Prime Minister Narendra...
Sep. 17, 2021

SpaceX's 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s first space tourists are taking in sweeping views of Earth that few have witnessed and motivating children with cancer. The capsule’s four passengers are...
Sep. 17, 2021

October trial postponed for 5 men in Michigan governor plot

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he would postpone the Oct. 12 trial of five men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
Sep. 17, 2021

Chicago woman charged with fraud in death certificate scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with taking advantage of two crises facing the city — the pandemic and its surging homicide count — to defraud the...
Sep. 17, 2021

NY to eliminate jail time for most minor parole violations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The “Less...
Sep. 17, 2021

Protest for jailed Capitol rioters: Police ready this time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting what they call the “political prisoners” of the Jan. 6 insurrection...
Sep. 17, 2021

Cambodian leader boasts he barged into opposition video call

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister boasted Friday of barging uninvited into a video conference call hosted by his political opponents. Hun Sen, an enthusiastic user of social...
Sep. 17, 2021

Ex-officer behind infamous 1970 slayings ends release appeal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his...
Sep. 17, 2021

Supreme Court urged to review ban on drug injection sites

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Supporters of a plan to open supervised injection sites to try to reduce overdose deaths urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a court decision...
Sep. 17, 2021

Ex-teammate pleads not guilty to killing Miami football star

MIAMI (AP) — A former University of Miami football player pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of killing a teammate outside a South Florida apartment complex in 2006. An...
Sep. 17, 2021

Stocks fall on Wall Street, giving up week's gains

Stocks fell broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Friday as the market heads for a feeble ending to an up-and-down week of trading. Trading has been choppy throughout the...
Sep. 17, 2021

UN: More pledges needed to avoid 'catastrophic' climate path

BERLIN (AP) — A new report shows the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the...
Sep. 17, 2021

After fires, Europe's Med leaders pledge climate cooperation

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries pledged Friday to expand cooperation against climate change, at a meeting in Athens held in the aftermath of massive wildfires...
Sep. 17, 2021

NYC restaurant host attacked over vaccine status request

NEW YORK (AP) — A host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against...
Sep. 17, 2021

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