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  • Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

    More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to games organizers, who will replace them due to flaking, black spots and other damage, the USOC said Tuesday. The Americans, including gold-medal wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Helen Maroulis, are among at least 100 Olympians from across the ...
  • Bahrain authorities say 286 people arrested in raid targeting Shiite cleric’s town; five protesters killed

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain authorities say 286 people arrested in raid targeting Shiite cleric’s town; five protesters killed.
  • Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk on Tuesday, watering down an original version that a judge compared to a “poll tax” and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities. Republicans are pushing changes with urgency: the Texas Legislature has less than a week left to pass bills before adjourning ...
  • Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That’s big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then seemingly overnight, one type of whale — the toothless baleens — ...
  • Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick accepted the administration’s request to reconsider his April ruling. He gave the two California counties that challenged the executive order — San Francisco and ...
  • Clinton: Trump budget shows ‘unimaginable’ cruelty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump’s budget shows an “unimaginable level of cruelty” for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the president’s budget at a Tuesday night event in New York City hosted by the Children’s Health Fund. Earlier in the day, the Trump administration released a budget ...
  • Human leg sporting a fishing boot washes up on Alaska beach

    JUNEUA, Alaska (AP) — A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska’s capital city. Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell says the leg — from the knee down — was found by state game workers clearing out a debris pile Monday from Gastineau Channel near Sandy Beach. ...
  • Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time. Her parents, Ryan and Shauna, took the afternoon off work, and the ...
  • The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ...
  • Warning of “imminent” attack, Britain raises threat level

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the ...
  • Meek Mill

    Rapper Meek Mill, theater sued over concert fatal shooting

    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured, including 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell, of Hartford. No arrests have been made. Ward’s family ...
  • Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber’s moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having “different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do.” Rep. Tom MacArthur, a second-term congressman, announced his decision at a closed-door meeting of ...
  • The Latest: Macron pledges improved intelligence cooperation

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron walked to the British Embassy to offer support to the ambassador there, and pledged to improve intelligence coordination in Europe. He said “it’s all of free Europe that was attacked, all of Europe’s youth ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump condemns against ‘wicked ideology’ behind terror

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England as the act of “evil losers” and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism. “The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever,” said Trump, speaking ...
  • FCC: No punishment for late-night host Colbert’s Trump joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received “thousands” of complaints about the late-night host’s May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as “standard operating procedure.” It’s the FCC’s job to police obscene or indecent material on TV ...
  • Sean Hannity, Reince Priebusent

    Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it “was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.” The report, published a week earlier, quoted a private investigator suggesting that Rich had ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot _ out of first

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place. The network’s weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that advertisers pay a premium for, Fox finished third to MSNBC ...
  • CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the “Soup Nazi” character on “Seinfeld” has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars. Robert N. Bertrand was arrested Tuesday after being charged in Brooklyn federal court with failing to pay Medicare, ...
  • Missing earring halts Philadelphia TV weather forecast

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia meteorologist has a TV news anchor to thank for finding an earring that fell off during her live forecast. In a video posted on Cecily Tynan’s social media accounts , she can be seen giving the details for Memorial Day weekend weather when her earring pops off. Moments later, WPVI-TV anchor Jim Gardner walks behind ...
  • Andrei Arshavin

    A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kuban Krasnodar’s fans hoped that signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. The local governor hoped for a pre-election boost. By July 2015, Arshavin had lost much of the pace and attacking skill which made him a star in England for Arsenal years earlier, but he was still among Russia’s best-known footballers. Like most ...
  • PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. “Wild Alaska Live” will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the Tongass National Forest, the Kenai ...
  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise reveals ‘Top Gun 2’ to start filming soon

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he’s about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to “Top Gun” is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise.” The ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony that recounted the festival’s history through a series ...
  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 21, 2017: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Logan 2. The LEGO Batman Movie 3. Fifty Shades Darker 4. xXx: Return of Xander Cage 5. Hidden Figures 6. A Dog’s Purpose 7. Split (2017) 8. Get Out 9. Prometheus 10. Guardians of the Galaxy iTunes Movies US Charts – Independent: 1. Before I ...
  • Cannes festival holds moment of silence for Manchester

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival paused Tuesday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Thierry Fremaux, director of the festival, led Cannes in a minute of silence from the red-carpet steps of the Palais, the festival’s hub. The moment, he said, was to show ...
  • Roger Moore

    Reaction to death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions for children — and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend. In his most famous roles as an actor, Sir Roger was the epitome of cool sophistication; but in his work as a ...
  • ‘Dangal’ becomes China’s biggest non-Hollywood foreign film

    BEIJING (AP) — The Aamir Khan film “Dangal,” about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China’s biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie. The Indian film, whose name translates as “Let’s Wrestle, Dad,” was released in China on May 5. By Tuesday, it had pulled in 806 million yuan ($117 million) in mainland China, according to data from ...
  • Rebel Wilson

    Rebel Wilson tells court Australian articles hurt her career

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A tearful Rebel Wilson testified on Tuesday that a series of magazine articles published in Australia were a deliberate attack on her character and damaged her acting career. Wilson is suing Australian publisher Bauer Media for defamation over several articles published in 2015 that the Australian-born actress said led to her film contracts being terminated. The ...
  • The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. POLICE ID SUSPECTED MANCHESTER BOMBER Salman Abedi — who authorities say blew himself up in a packed concert hall, killing 22 — was reportedly a British citizen of Libyan descent who made little impression on neighbors in the suburb where he lived. ...
  • Bill Cosby

    11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to send two black women home. Judge Steven O’Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a former Pittsburgh detective who sued the city after she was arrested in a public ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony that recounted the festival’s history through a series ...
  • Warning of “imminent” attack, Britain raises threat level

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the ...
  • Bill Cosby, Angela Agrusa

    The Latest: Cosby defense alleges race bias in jury strikes

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Bill Cosby’s lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to “systematically” keep blacks off the jury after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel. Judge Steven O’Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second ...
  • KENNEDY

    NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48

    Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career. And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame — was secondary to the affable personality that ...