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Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

MCCOMB, Miss. — A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.
Police cancel vacations; prepare for Breonna Taylor decision

Police cancel vacations; prepare for Breonna Taylor decision

LOUISVILLE, Ky.
Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

FRANKFURT — Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday after the company's founder resigned amid allegations of fraud — just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors.

Gina Yashere memoir 'Cack-Handed' to be released in June

NEW YORK — Gina Yashere has some tough stories to share but also some inspiring ones. A memoir by the comedian, writer and producer and actor is called, “Cack-Handed” and comes out June 8, Amistad announced Monday.
Kal Penn hopes for dialogue with new show for young voters

Kal Penn hopes for dialogue with new show for young voters

Politics has been more than a little shouty of late. Actor and activist Kal Penn would quietly like to change that.
Soaring wealth during pandemic highlights rising inequality

Soaring wealth during pandemic highlights rising inequality

WASHINGTON — Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March.
Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

PARIS — Michael Lonsdale, a giant of the silver screen and theatre in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died on Monday, his agent said. He was 89.
Central bank head: Europe's recovery uncertain, incomplete

Central bank head: Europe's recovery uncertain, incomplete

FRANKFURT — The head of the European Central Bank says that the economy is rebounding but that the recovery remains uncertain, incomplete and dependent on containing the virus outbreak.
Meghan's lawyers deny she co-operated with royal book authors

Meghan's lawyers deny she co-operated with royal book authors

LONDON — Lawyers for a British newspaper publisher that's being sued for invasion of privacy by the Duchess of Sussex argued Monday that she made personal information public by co-operating with the authors of a book about her relationship with Princ
Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

NEW YORK — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use.