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Search for tiger continues as alleged owner returns to jail

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — While a Texas man who police allege is the owner of a tiger that frightened residents after it was seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood...
May. 14, 2021

State media say China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for first time in latest advance for its space program

BEIJING (AP) — State media say China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for first time in latest advance for its space program.
May. 14, 2021

Salvadoran ex-cop nabbed for 2 murders; 10 more bodies found

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A search at the home of a former policeman in El Salvador arrested last week for the murder of two women has turned up...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

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

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical...
May. 14, 2021

2 tornadoes kill at least 7 in China; over 200 injured

BEIJING (AP) — Two tornadoes have killed at least seven people in central and eastern China and left more than 200 others injured, officials and state media reported Saturday. The...
May. 14, 2021

Two tornadoes kill at least seven in China; over 200 injured

BEIJING (AP) — Two tornadoes have killed at least seven people in China and left more than 200 others injured. The Wuhan city government on Saturday said that six people...
May. 14, 2021

Tornadoes kill seven people, injure more than 200 others in China; six dead in city of Wuhan

BEIJING (AP) — Tornadoes kill seven people, injure more than 200 others in China; six dead in city of Wuhan.
May. 14, 2021

Walmart to allow vaccinated shoppers, workers to go maskless

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Friday that it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores unless state or...
May. 14, 2021

Appeals court upholds $25M award in Monsanto cancer case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million award against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. in a lawsuit that alleged a California man developed cancer...
May. 14, 2021

Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A team of scuba divers on Friday completed the first dive of a massive, six-month effort to rid the popular Lake Tahoe of fishing...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Louisiana further eases state mask requirements

BATON ROUGE, La. --Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has further eased the state’s mask requirements. Edwards largely dropped the state mask mandate on April 27, but there were exceptions. Friday’s...
May. 14, 2021

Explainer: Why did Yankees test positive after vaccination?

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Yankees player and several team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus although they were vaccinated, the baseball club said this week, underscoring that...
May. 14, 2021

City where Daunte Wright shot to vote on policing changes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April are expected to vote Saturday on a resolution...
May. 14, 2021

Belugas to arrive at Mystic Aquarium after legal battle

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Three Beluga whales are almost at their new home in a Connecticut aquarium after a legal battle to import them and two others from Canada. The...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Walmart: Vaccinated US shoppers won't need masks

NEW YORK — Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Friday that it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores, unless state or local...
May. 14, 2021

VMI gets 1st female commander of Corps of Cadets

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute is getting its first female commander of the Corps of Cadets. Cadet Kasey Meredith took on the role at a change of...
May. 14, 2021

‘Worst day’: Water crisis deepens on California-Oregon line

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical...
May. 14, 2021

US calls reports of migrant children in buses 'unacceptable'

Reports of unaccompanied migrant children being forced to stay overnight in parked buses at the Dallas convention center are “completely unacceptable” if true, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Georgia public universities won't require shots

ATLANTA — Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges do not currently plan to require students, faculty or staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the fall, according to guidance issued...
May. 14, 2021

Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will remain in the minority of states without a medical marijuana program after the state Supreme Court on Friday overturned an initiative that voters approved...
May. 14, 2021

Police: 9 injured in shootout recovering; charges expected

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nine people injured in a shooting in Rhode Island in which some 50 shots were fired are expected to recover, Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh...
May. 14, 2021

Federal trial set for August for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a...
May. 14, 2021

Suspended Boston top cop goes to court to block firing

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's police commissioner, who was placed on leave shortly after he got the job over more than 20-year-old domestic violence allegations, went to court Friday to try...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Maryland to end mask mandate this weekend

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is ending its statewide mask mandate this weekend, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. The mask...
May. 14, 2021

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