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  • Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anita Hill, Bob Woodward and three Saudi Arabian dissidents were among those honored at the annual gala hosted by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Hill, best known for testifying in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, was celebrated Tuesday night as an inspiration […]
  • Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and Bob Woodward among others. With John […]
  • Asian shares edge higher following advance on Wall Street

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. Investors bought technology shares after the U.S. government opted to temporarily ease off on proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.1% to 21,299.02 and the […]
  • Alabama House approves ‘born alive’ abortion bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Doctors would face prison sentences if they fail to treat babies “born alive” after an attempted abortion, under a bill approved Tuesday night by the Alabama House of Representatives. The measure patterned after legislation in Texas was approved after more than an hour of contentious debate. It comes a week after […]
  • Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks. The hearing occurs after congressional Democrats sought the information from Deutsche Bank and Capital One. Trump, his family and his company contend in a Manhattan federal court […]
  • John Bolton to address US Coast Guard Academy graduates

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the United States Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bolton has been President Donald Trump’s national security adviser since April of last year. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George […]
  • Probe of Virginia governor’s racist yearbook photo complete

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The findings of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam are set to be released. Eastern Virginia Medical School plans to make the results of the investigation public at a news conference on Wednesday. The independent investigation was conducted by the […]
  • Questions remain as Tennessee speaker promises to resign

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Tennessee’s Republican House Speaker Glen Casada promising to resign from his leadership position Tuesday, looming questions still remain about the unprecedented announcement sparked by weeks of an ongoing political scandal inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse. Primarily, it’s unknown when exactly Casada will meet with legislative leaders to finalize his last day […]
  • Sea dragon exhibit dazzles visitors at California aquarium

    LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed […]
  • SEAL’s lawyer wants prosecutor, judge booted off murder case

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL accused of murder want a prosecutor and judge removed over allegations of spying on defense emails to find the source of news leaks. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher are due in a San Diego court Wednesday to seek more information about how prosecutors […]
  • Plea deal for serial online harasser fits lenient pattern

    DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see” in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a girlfriend, stoking fears […]
  • North Korea calls Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over Kim criticism

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday said the […]
  • Growing number of House Democrats seek action against Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room […]
  • 6-week-old kitten rescued from Cupertino storm drain

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area have rescued a 6-week-old kitten from a storm drain. A woman walking in Cupertino heard meowing and looked down to see the tiny ball of fur at the bottom of the drain Tuesday morning. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office says members of the […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2019. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later). […]
  • Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

    BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family’s savings had been devastated by the nation’s hyperinflation, limiting Cordero’s children to a diet of rice, beans, pasta and fried corn patties. But the family […]
  • US closes facility that detained migrant who later died

    HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at its processing […]
  • Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. The half-hour chase began around 7 p.m. in Santa Clarita, […]
  • Mississippi police officer charged in woman’s killing

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi police officer is charged with murder in the death of a woman that he was romantically involved with. Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne has been charged with murder by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, according to a court order signed Tuesday by Lafayette County Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth. […]
  • The Latest: Mississippi officer charged with murder

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi police officer charged with killing a woman (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A court document shows a north Mississippi police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a woman he was romantically involved with. Lafayette Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth on Tuesday signed the […]

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