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The Latest: Britain's Johnson OKs 2nd vaccine dose sooner

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says second doses of coronavirus vaccines will be accelerated in response to the rise of the virus variant first identified in India. Johnson...
May. 14, 2021

Belarus officer sentenced for leaking document on crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian military officer on Friday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for leaking a document related to the government's crackdown on protests against the...
May. 14, 2021

Russia limits US & Czech embassy hires for "unfriendly" acts

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has designated the United States and the Czech Republic as nations that engage in “unfriendly actions,” a move that limits the hiring of staff for their...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Israeli army says 3 rockets fired from Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has identified three rockets...
May. 14, 2021

Misconduct could overturn conviction in fire that killed 5

DETROIT (AP) — The murder conviction of a man who was accused of setting a fire that killed five children in suburban Detroit could be in jeopardy years later after...
May. 14, 2021

Gaetz associate agrees to cooperate in federal investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the federal investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators and admits paying...
May. 14, 2021

Court documents: Associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz in federal sex crimes probe to cooperate with investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents: Associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz in federal sex crimes probe to cooperate with investigators.
May. 14, 2021

US sending new aid to Palestinians as conflict intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration notified Congress this week that it will send millions of dollars in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians aimed at promoting peace with Israel even...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Israeli police: 9 hurt after arrest of Islamist

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ JERUSALEM— Israeli police are saying that nine people were injured...
May. 14, 2021

Target suspends in-store sales of sports cards, cites safety

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target on Friday cited safety concerns in suspending in-store sales of sports and Pokemon trading cards, but made no mention of a recent fight over cards outside...
May. 14, 2021

Forest Service delays logging project near Yellowstone park

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has delayed a proposed logging project just outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park that the agency said was meant to the...
May. 14, 2021

Report: Ohio fraternity knew dangers before hazing death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fraternity members in Ohio who organized an alleged hazing ritual that led to the alcohol poisoning death of a 20-year-old pledge in March were well aware...
May. 14, 2021

John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre remembrance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter John Legend will headline a nationally televised ceremony in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, an event...
May. 14, 2021

Flames engulfing cargo ship's remains off Georgia coast

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Fire burned Friday inside the remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled on the Georgia coast. Sue Inman of the Altamaha Riverkeeper conservation...
May. 14, 2021

An Oscar winner, more 'Law & Order' for NBC next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger is coming to network TV next season in a dramatization of a murder case recounted by “Dateline NBC." The two-time Oscar winner's role in...
May. 14, 2021

Idaho man killed by falling ice in Alaska national park

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber was killed and another was significantly injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska’s Denali National Park and...
May. 14, 2021

US warns extremists may strike as virus restrictions ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks. The alert does not cite...
May. 14, 2021

Fraternity hazing death investigation: Members knew dangers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fraternity members who organized an alleged hazing ritual that led to the alcohol poisoning death of a 20-year-old pledge in March were well aware of how...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: Hezbollah: Man killed at Israel border a member

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ BEIRUT — The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah says a young man...
May. 14, 2021

California is awash in tax revenue and budget reflects it

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed a $268 billion state budget that is one-third larger than the state's current spending plan, fueled by surging state...
May. 14, 2021

Putin bemoans Ukraine's crackdown on pro-Russia opposition

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday harshly criticized Ukrainian authorities for what he described as their crackdown on the Moscow-friendly opposition amid simmering tensions between the two...
May. 14, 2021

UK eager for a big reopening thanks to vaccine success

LONDON (AP) — When London’s Science Museum reopens next week, it will have some new artifacts: empty vaccine vials, testing kits and other items collected during the pandemic, to be...
May. 14, 2021

The Latest: 5 people injured from gunfire in Israeli town

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli media are reporting that five people were...
May. 14, 2021

Videos show detail of death of inmate at South Carolina jail

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In newly released video of the January death of a South Carolina inmate with mental health issues, deputies are seen repeatedly deploying stun guns and kneeling...
May. 14, 2021

Armenia asks for Russian help amid tensions with Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister said Friday he has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for military assistance amid simmering tensions with Azerbaijan in the wake of an armed...
May. 14, 2021

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