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Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2021. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18,...

Australia sticks by plan to re-open border in mid-2022

Australia is sticking to plans to start re-opening to the rest of the world only from the middle of next year, officials said on Sunday (May 16), resisting mounting pressure to end the closure of inte...

Protesters in major US cities decry airstrikes over Gaza

Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip. ...

Cyclone threatens India's west coast, leaves several dead

At least six people have been killed and large areas inundated, houses destroyed and trees and power lines uprooted by a severe cyclone that hovered off India's western coast on Sunday. Cyclone T...

Pro-Palestinian protesters march in major cities as Israel strikes Gaza — live updates

Israeli airstrike kills 10 in Gaza Gaza building housing AP, Al Jazeera offices collapses following an airstrike Police clash with pro-Palestinian protesters in several cities Palestinians mark Na...

Russia freezes bank accounts of US broadcaster RFE/RL

Russia sent bailiffs to the Moscow bureau of US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) on Friday over unpaid fines. RFE/RL said the move was an escalation in the Russian government's cam...

Japanese towns drop plans to host Olympic athletes - Nikkei

Dozens of Japanese towns have abandoned plans to host Olympics athletes due to concerns they will overburden already stretched medical resources amid the fourth wave of coronavirus infections, the Nik...

Ex-cops in Floyd death claim witness coercion, harm of leak

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for three former Minneapolis officers awaiting trial in George Floyd's death will be in court Thursday to argue pretrial motions, including a request that prosecutors be ...

Witness: Man angered by Texas deputies in yard killed them

EDEN, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man accused of fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies was angry they were in his yard trying to catch a dog and he told them he would open fire if they didn't leave, a...

Jim Klobuchar, columnist and US senator's father, dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Klobuchar, a longtime Minnesota newspaper reporter and columnist and the father of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. ...

Kerry: US weighs sanctions on China solar over forced labor

The Biden administration is considering sanctions over China’s alleged use of forced labor in production of solar panels and other components in renewable energy, climate envoy John Kerry told lawmake...

New details emerge in fatal shootings of California police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As two police departments in California mourn the loss of their officers — shot and killed in the line of duty in two separate incidents within 24 hours — new details have emerged a...

Sudanese immigrant sues Whole Foods, alleging discrimination

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Sudanese immigrant who had worked for Whole Foods Market in Maine for years is suing the company, alleging it discriminated against him when a manager prevented him from apply...

Police misconduct records secret, difficult to access

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Police misconduct records are either secret or difficult to access in a majority of states - 35 of them plus Washington, D.C. But the breeze of openness is blowing. Seven b...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to dat...