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Women’s soccer loses equal pay bid; other claims await trial

Women’s soccer loses equal pay bid; other claims await trial

A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial.
St. Jude music therapists organize backyard jams for kids

St. Jude music therapists organize backyard jams for kids

Amy Love had to leave the Memphis hospital where she brings music to severely ill children — she and other support staff couldn't take the risk of spreading COVID-19 to these frail patients. But she was determined: The music must not stop.
Biden declares sexual assault 'never, never happened'

Biden declares sexual assault 'never, never happened'

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, declaring flatly that “this never happened.

UN: COVID-19 deaths for people over 80 are 5 times average

TANZANIA, Tanzania — U.N.
Indiana governor eyes big rollback of virus restrictions

Indiana governor eyes big rollback of virus restrictions

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov.

N. Carolina court: Middle finger didn't warrant traffic stop

RALEIGH, N.C. — A state trooper's decision to stop a driver who flashed an obscene hand gesture wasn't justified, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday, overturning lower court decisions.
Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town.
Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

LOS ANGELES — As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a little out of his depth for a child, like “2001: A Space Odyssey.
Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

LOS ANGELES — Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy.
Duchess of Sussex loses first round in newspaper lawsuit

Duchess of Sussex loses first round in newspaper lawsuit

LONDON — The Duchess of Sussex lost an early round in a London court Friday when a judge dismissed part of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that put out excerpts of a letter to her estranged father.