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  • Biden to return diverted border wall money, spend down rest

    Former President Donald Trump's signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday.
  • EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn’s escape

    TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they helped Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, skip bail and flee to Lebanon in December 2019. HOW DID THE TAYLORS END UP IN JAPAN? The Taylors were arrested in Massachusetts in May 2020 and extradited […]
  • Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

    DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration announced Saturday that 2.03 million travelers were screened at airport checkpoints on Friday. It was the […]
  • 1998 Oregon school shooter: ‘tremendous shame and guilt’

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interview, telling HuffPost he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.” Kinkel, now 38, is serving a de facto life sentence […]
  • Star dog handler hurt in wreck en route to Westminster show

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The road to this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show passed through a pandemic and a major change of date and venue. For one of the nation’s best known dog handlers, the road also proved dangerous. Bill McFadden, who has guided two Westminster winners, was rear-ended and injured while driving a […]
  • Star dog handler hurt in wreck en route to Westminster show

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The road to this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show passed through a pandemic and a major change of date and venue. For one of the nation’s best known dog handlers, the road also proved dangerous. Bill McFadden, who has guided two Westminster winners, was rear-ended and injured while driving a […]
  • Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack. City of Orlando officials say more than 600 places of worship worldwide tolled their bells 49 times to honor each victim […]
  • Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack. Speakers at an evening remembrance ceremony on the grounds of former Pulse nightclub said a rainbow appeared as survivors of the […]
  • Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

    President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.
  • Museum manager defends plans for canceled Juneteenth event

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The manager of a historical museum in North Carolina is defending himself from criticism that an event he planned offered a sympathetic portrayal of slaveowners. Ian Campbell, site manager of the Latta Historic Plantation in Huntersville, posted a statement Saturday on the plantation’s website saying that he will never glorify the […]
  • Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize. The attacks took place late Friday or early […]
  • Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as summer dawns and eased restrictions allow people more freedom to socialize. No one was arrested […]
  • Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he started jumping into the lake at Montrose Harbor on the city’s North Side last year to relieve stress. “It was during the […]
  • Virginia county plans to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia county near the nation’s capital is paving the way to rename a major highway that currently shares a name with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Arlington County Board said at its Saturday meeting that it plans to vote next month to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist John […]
  • Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City’s heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting around the state marks the homestretch to primary election day on June 22. As some city mayoral candidates […]
  • Rapper Polo G is arrested in Miami after album release party

    MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Polo G has been arrested on charges including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief. Jail records show the rapper, whose name is Taurus Bartlett, was booked into jail early Saturday on five charges and released on bond hours later. The Miami Police Department released arrest […]
  • Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

    President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial. The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history left 49 people dead and 53 people wounded as “Latin Night” was being […]
  • Car crashes into building housing plasma center; 3 dead

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing three people and injuring two others, one critically, authorities said. Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash into the Biomat USA Plasma Building in the Manchester neighborhood at about 11:30 a.m. Emergency responders arrived […]
  • Judge asked to order arrest of witnesses in triple-slaying

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio asked a judge to issue arrest warrants for three witnesses sought in the retrial of the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles in a deadly 2018 New Year’s Eve party shootout that left three men dead. Tevin Biles-Thomas is charged in Cuyahoga County with murder, voluntary manslaughter and […]
  • Jill Biden tells English surf therapy group about her board

    NEWLYN, England (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden told members of a British group that uses surfing as therapy that she once owned a surfboard and it was “white with a big butterfly” on it. She met Saturday with members of Bude Surf Veterans, a volunteer organization based in Cornwall, England, which offers social […]

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