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Mermaids returning to Montana tiki bar as it reopens

Mermaids returning to Montana tiki bar as it reopens

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — For patrons at a Montana tiki bar that has a back wall of a window into a motel swimming pool, it's typical to see mermaids in the water five nights a week.
Israeli Supreme Court: Netanyahu may form government

Israeli Supreme Court: Netanyahu may form government

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment for corruption charges, clearing the way for him and his rival-turned-uneasy ally to join together in a controv
New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued a new policy that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of cases colleges are require
Clashes between Arabs, non-Arabs in Sudan province kill 30

Clashes between Arabs, non-Arabs in Sudan province kill 30

CAIRO — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s South Darfur province left at least 30 people dead and a dozen wounded, authorities said Wednesday.
Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

BERLIN — Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, record label Sony said Wednesday. He was 73.
New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could call nothing to me.
EU forecasts 'recession of historic proportions' this year

EU forecasts 'recession of historic proportions' this year

BRUSSELS — The European Union predicted Wednesday “a recession of historic proportions this year” due to the impact of the coronavirus as it released its first official estimates of the damage the pandemic is inflicting on the bloc’s economy.
HGTV, Food Network helped by coronavirus stay-at-homes

HGTV, Food Network helped by coronavirus stay-at-homes

NEW YORK — Americans stuck at home staring at fading furniture and wondering what to cook for dinner have been a boon for television networks like HGTV and the Food Network.

Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.
More than 20 million jobs vanish in April

More than 20 million jobs vanish in April

BALTIMORE — U.S. businesses cut an unprecedented 20.2 million jobs in April, an epic collapse as the coronavirus outbreak closed of offices, factories, schools, construction sites and stores that propel the U.S. economy.