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  • Ex-Iran parliament speaker registers to run for president

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A former speaker of Iran’s parliament registered Saturday to run in the Islamic Republic’s upcoming presidential election, becoming the first high-profile candidate to potentially back the policies of the outgoing administration that reached Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The decision by Ali Larijani, long a prominent conservative voice who […]
  • Let’s face it: Washington adjusts to new mask guidance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says finally going mask-free feels like “we’re moving forward.” A Republican senator says going unmasked “certainly helps the flow of conversation.” But the conversation on the House floor on Friday approached sniping as lawmakers objected to being required to keep masking up until all 435 of them get their COVID-19 […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, May 15, the 135th day of 2021. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1970, just after midnight, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two Black students at Jackson State College in Mississippi, were killed as police opened fire during […]
  • University of California drops SAT scores for admission

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California won’t consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday. The 10-campus system, which has more than 280,000 students statewide, decided not to continue fighting a judge’s injunction issued last fall that […]
  • Biden, GOP senators upbeat, plan more infrastructure talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After meeting at the White House, President Joe Biden and a group of Republican senators agreed to talk again early next week as negotiations intensified over a potentially bipartisan infrastructure package that could become one piece of the administration’s ambitious $4 trillion public investment plan. The GOP senators exited the more than […]
  • Philadelphia now says MOVE victims’ remains weren’t cremated

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A day after Philadelphia’s health commissioner was forced to resign over the cremation of partial remains belonging to victims of a 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization, the city now says those remains were never actually destroyed. Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement late Friday saying that the remains […]
  • States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

    More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. As many business owners pointed out, there […]
  • Prosecutors ask to drop most charges in doctor rape case

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — State prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to dismiss most sex crime charges filed against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend, who are accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home. The attorney general’s office, which took over the case from the Orange County district […]
  • 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 from exposure to its best-selling weed killer, Roundup. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Monsanto’s appeal […]
  • 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 it’s possible to get an infection even after the shots. A brief look at the cases: WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE TEAM? Player Gleyber Torres, three […]