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Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest

Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest

MINNEAPOLIS — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station that the department abandoned as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.
French carmaker Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

French carmaker Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

PARIS — French carmaker Renault said Friday it will cut 15,000 jobs worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) cost-cutting plan, as a brutal drop in industry sales during the pandemic worsened the company's pre-existing problems.
Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.

4-time DUI offender gets 17-year sentence for deadly crash

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina man convicted of driving under the influence for a fourth time was sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection with a crash last year that left a 66-year-old man dead.
Man accused of killing North Dakota officer has long record

Man accused of killing North Dakota officer has long record

FARGO, N.D.
Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

WASHINGTON — Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is publicly urging federal judges in their mid-60s or older to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists.
With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

NEW YORK — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, “Out.
In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

LONDON — Up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outdoors next week as part of another modest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday.
New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

NEW YORK — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years.

Boston Marathon cancelled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON — The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its 124-year history. Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.