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The Latest: Israel lifts public mask mandate, opens schools

JERUSALEM — Israel has lifted a public mask mandate and fully reopened its education system in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions following its mass vaccination drive. All...

US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship and lost her bid for a new trial has been...

EXPLAINER: How is 'reasonableness' key to Chauvin's defense?

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys and witnesses have used the words “reasonable” or “unreasonable” often at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Flo...

As voting fight moves westward, accusations of racism follow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Legislature was debating one of several Republican proposals to overhaul voting when GOP Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she'd had enough. “I don’t li...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 17, the 107th day of 2021. There are 258 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Apri...

Kashmir: Indian police tighten curbs on media coverage of gun battles

Indian authorities have asked journalists to refrain from live coverage of gun battles in Indian-administered Kashmir, a move seen by critics as a measure to further suppress freedom of the press in t...

NFL inks sports bet deals with Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Once one of the staunchest opponents of allowing people to bet legally on its games, the NFL on Thursday announced deals with three major gambling companies to become offici...

Texas' longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the sentence of Texas’ longest serving death row inmate, whose attorneys say has languished in prison for more than 45 years because he's too mentally il...

Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to add four seats to the Supreme Court, a long-shot bid designed to counter the court’s rightward tilt during the T...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents ob...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents ob...

Boston marks 8 years since marathon bombing killed 3 people

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is marking eight years since the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon killed three people and injured scores of others. Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Thursday visited...

EXPLAINER: Ex-officer on trial for Floyd death won't testify

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death said Thursday that he won't testify in his own defense, invoking his right to remain silent and lea...

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. A trophy fo...

'Distance makes sense:' Semenya pins Olympic hopes on 5,000

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya won the 5,000-meter race at the South African national championships on Thursday in a personal-best time and then said she's likely to focus on long-distan...