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Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested an organizer of Hong Kong's annual candlelight vigil commemorating the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown and warned people not to attend the banned event Friday as the city mutes its pro-democracy voices.

Woman recovers wallet lost 46 years ago in California

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A woman from Ventura was reunited with a wallet she lost 46 years ago after an employee working on remodeling Southern California's historic Majestic Ventura Theater discovered it inside a crawl space.
Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87

Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — F. Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday.

French military suspends joint operation with Mali military

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France issued its strongest threat yet to Mali's coup leader late Thursday, suspending joint military operations with Malian forces until the junta complies with international demands to restore civilian rule.
Federal agency: Nevada flower near mine should be protected

Federal agency: Nevada flower near mine should be protected

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
1st cruise ship sails through Venice since start of pandemic

1st cruise ship sails through Venice since start of pandemic

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Early risers in Venice were surprised Thursday to see a cruise ship nosing down the Giudecca canal for the first time since the start of the pandemic, despite repeated government pledges to reroute such huge vessels due to safety
Biden announces international COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan

Biden announces international COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.

Cannes lineup features Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Leox Carax

The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup of films from big-name auteurs — including Wes Anderson, Asghar Farhadi, Mia Hansen-Løve and Sean Penn — for its 74th edition, an in-person, summertime event that aims to make a stirring return i

US service sector growth surges in May

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Growth in the services sector, where most Americans work, hit an all-time high in May as people flock to bars, restaurants and other venues across the country that now have fewer or no pandemic-related capacity restrictions.
R.J. Palacio's 'Pony' to be published in September

R.J. Palacio's 'Pony' to be published in September

NEW YORK (AP) — R.J. Palacio's next book is a world apart from her million-selling debut “Wonder.” Random House Children's Books announced Thursday that Palacio's “Pony” will be published Sept. 28, with an announced first printing of 500,000 copies.