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Wyoming Symphony Orchestra announces new conductor

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has named Christopher Dragon as its new conductor and music director following a search lasting 1 1/2 years.
Ready, aim, oops! Historic tank turns lemon-lime yellow

Ready, aim, oops! Historic tank turns lemon-lime yellow

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A Korean War era tank owned by the West Virginia National Guard has turned bright lemon-lime yellow.
US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars, while businesses also pulled back on investment spending.
Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.

May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

LONDON — Bowing to the inevitable, Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K.
By George! Princess Charlotte to attend school with brother

By George! Princess Charlotte to attend school with brother

LONDON — The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother there to lean on.
Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

BOSTON — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.

TV series about abolitionist John Brown to film in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia. Gov.
Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

NEW YORK — A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.
Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

SANTA FE, N.M. — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail.