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  • New lawsuit: Mississippi prison has ‘abhorrent conditions’

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman is a violent, rat-infested place where inmates live in “abhorrent conditions” and their medical needs are routinely ignored, attorneys say in a new lawsuit filed on behalf of 152 prisoners The suit was filed in federal court Tuesday, and attorneys are asking for class-action status […]
  • Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a repeal bill that Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign into law. Passage had been virtually certain with Democrats holding a substantial majority in the House — even with several Democratic […]
  • Boy band BTS performs at NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The South Korean boy band BTS performed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City for a special episode of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show.” The band performed their new single “On” with an ensemble of dancers and a marching band for the episode, which aired on Monday. Metro-North Railroad officials […]
  • Grand Teton: 36 mountain goats killed in helicopter shooting

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Sharpshooters killed 36 mountain goats from a helicopter in a contested effort to eradicate the nonnative animals from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Four days after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt intervened to stop the shooting on the day it began, park officials released the tally Tuesday to the Jackson Hole […]
  • US adds leader of Iraqi militia to terrorism blacklist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday added the head of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia responsible for attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq to its terrorism blacklist. The State and Treasury departments announced they had labeled Ahmad al-Hamidawi, the secretary general of Kataib Hezbollah, a “specially designated global terrorist.” As a result, any assets […]
  • Son of Mexican cartel boss to stay in custody, pending trial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to release the son of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin pending the start of the son’s narcotics trial. Federal prosecutors had argued last week that Ruben Oseguera was a obvious flight risk and should remain in custody. Oseguera, who was extradited overnight from Mexico before his […]
  • Spain takes first European moves against Plácido Domingo

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government canceled upcoming performances by Plácido Domingo in Madrid on Wednesday following the singer’s acceptance of “full responsibility” for actions that prompted sexual misconduct allegations, as cracks formed in the steadfast support European opera houses have shown for the tenor. Spain’s Culture Ministry said Wednesday that “given the seriousness of […]
  • Multiple people dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Multiple people were killed Wednesday in a shooting on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. The dead include the shooter, said Barrett, who did not give an exact number of people killed. President Donald Trump addressed the shooting before speaking at the White House with reporters about […]
  • Whistleblower in Michigan doctor sexual abuse case to speak

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An attorney announced Wednesday his firm represents more than a dozen people in the University of Michigan sexual abuse case and will hold a news conference with the whistleblower and two other former wrestlers to share their allegations about the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson. “On Thursday, different victims will […]
  • Soundtrack City: How Nashville is awash in film, game scores

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is already known as Music City, but a new wave of music being recorded there for video games, TV shows and movies could earn it a new title as Soundtrack City. The city has a reputation for high quality studio musicians that can play just about any genre, including country, […]
  • Virginia lawmakers send LGBTQ protections bill to governor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, public […]
  • Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders’ campaign surge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders’ surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the ticket and threaten their majority. “I would hope that everyone would say, no matter who the nominee […]
  • Regulators contesting proposed Wyoming coal mining merger

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal regulators said Wednesday they are contesting two coal companies’ proposed Wyoming operations merger, saying the proposal would stifle competition that has helped keep down prices. The Federal Trade Commission issued a complaint against Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, both based in St. Louis, in the agency’s administrative court Tuesday. The […]
  • Satellite almost on empty gets new life after space docking

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A communication satellite almost out of fuel has gotten a new life after the first space docking of its kind. Northrop Grumman and Intelsat announced the successful link-up nearly 22,500 miles (36,000 kilometers) above Earth on Wednesday. It’s the first time two commercial satellites have joined in orbit like this. […]
  • High note: Lockhart marks 25 years as Boston Pops conductor

    BOSTON (AP) — Strike up the band: Keith Lockhart is marking 25 years as the conductor of “America’s Orchestra.” The Boston Pops said Wednesday its 2020 season will pay special tribute to Lockhart, its second longest-tenured conductor after the legendary Arthur Fiedler. Only Fiedler, who conducted for nearly half a century, has been more of […]
  • Ole Miss apologizes to black protesters arrested in 1970

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has apologized to dozens of African Americans who were arrested in 1970 for protesting racial inequality on the mostly white campus where Confederate images were a deeply ingrained part of campus culture. “I am sorry it took us 50 years to do this,” Provost Noel Wilkin said […]
  • ‘Sad’: Ambassador slams US ‘attack’ on Chinese bid for WIPO

    GENEVA (AP) — A Chinese ambassador on Wednesday ripped into the U.S. for an “attack” on China’s candidate to head a United Nations agency that monitors and tracks intellectual property like patents, trademarks and industrial designs — a lucrative and crucial part of the growing Digital Age. The showdown over the leadership of the World […]
  • House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were […]
  • Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

    Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money. And yet, Sharapova walked away from her sport rather quietly Wednesday at the age […]
  • Female coaches say they were punished for raising concerns

    Former women’s volleyball coaches say they were punished for raising concerns about unequal treatment of female athletes and coaches at two South Carolina universities. The allegations are outlined in federal lawsuits filed this month in U.S. District Court. In one case, former Charleston Southern University head coach Christine Mooberry was told she was being terminated […]

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