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  Great-grandmother shot, killed trying to stop fight outside DC grocery store

Family members say someone opened fire as the victim was trying to stop a fight after her granddaughter was attacked by two girls.

Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

  Calif. 13-year-old earns 4 associate’s degrees in 2 years

  Trump honors war dead in events colored by pandemic’s threat

Jimmy Cobb, ‘Kind of Blue’ drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Former US Rep. Allen West out of hospital after Texas crash

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

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Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

  NY Times publishes names of lives lost to virus on front page

  How to stay safe while stepping out during a pandemic

  Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

Sheriff responds to crowded bars, restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems, there would be “a temporary pause” on the hydroxychloroquine arm of its global clinical trial.

  High prices at grocery stores and supply chain disruptions expected to persist

Americans looking to get outside this holiday weekend, maybe fire up the grill, should be prepared to see high prices at grocery stores, especially cookout staples like ground beef and chicken.

  Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from N.C. governor

Trump's tweets about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.

  Legion at the Lake: Crowds pack Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

Missouri is currently under Phase 1 of its reopening plan, the "Show Me Strong Recovery Order," through May 31.

  Solemn rituals carry on with new precautions at Arlington National Cemetery

  Queen guitarist Brian May suffers heart attack

  Police arrest Utah man suspected of killing his Tinder date

  2 killed, 7 injured in shooting at large party in rural S.C.

  1st deadlines approach for laid-off workers to get health insurance

  ‘Get out of here’: Girl, 10, scares off would-be burglar from Calif. home

  After flooding, Mich. woman kayaks to home floating in river to recover mother’s ashes

More than 10,000 mid-Michigan residents are coping with flooded homes and lost possessions after multiple dams gave way.

Kitten with two faces dies days after birth

Cats with two faces are known as “Janus” cats after the Roman god Janus, who is often depicted with two faces in mythology.

  Memorial Day weekend draws crowds -- and triggers warnings

The U.S. is continuing a cautious state-by-state reopening, even as the president urged states to relax their lockdowns during the Memorial Day weekend.

New Zealand leader carries on with TV interview during quake

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview.

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

The White House announced a ban on travel to the U.S. from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus.

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

Spectators weren't allowed inside Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCARs longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. But that didn't stop some fans from making the trip and listening to the roar of engines from an an independently owned motorhome campground a few hundred yards from the track.

  US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale.

  Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus.

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion

Public health officials say robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data.

  Trump’s pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall. He's asking them to trust him when it comes to an economic recovery.

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday launched a tirade against the nation’s justice system as his long-awaited corruption trial got underway, accusing police and prosecutors of conspiring to “depose” him.

Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Texas.

  FDA commissioner urges Americans to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines over Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding Americans to remain vigilant against the coronavirus.

  Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city.

  White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It's not going to happen.

SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim.

North Korea’s Kim holds meeting on bolstering nuclear forces

The meeting was held amid a prolonged deadlock in negotiations with the United States over the North's nuclear program.

  Texas woman surprised to deliver baby in bathtub just before Mother’s Day

The baby's mother didn't know she was pregnant, saying there were none of the normal signs.

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

Basketball coach Eddie Sutton led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament.

Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus

Joe Biden won the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s party-run presidential primary on Saturday, which was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus.

  Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

The U.S. has been the hardest hit country, with more than 96,000 deaths among 1.6 million confirmed cases.

Trump plays golf for 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak ti

  Police: Miami mom faked son’s abduction, faces murder charge

A Miami woman faked her son’s abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a canal the first time, and the second attempt ending in the boy’s death, officials said Saturday.

NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

Space won’t be an issue, even if Major League Soccer — which is also in talks to resume its season at Disney — is there at the same time as the NBA.

#143Day: Fred Rogers and a day of kindness in Pennsylvania

Mister Rogers would have liked it: a day to be extra kind to your neighbors.

  Mo. hair stylist works while symptomatic, tests positive for coronavirus

Between May 12 and May 20, a stylist at a Great Clips came in contact with 84 clients and seven coworkers, who now all will be tested for the coronavirus.

  Trump to attend Wednesday’s NASA astronaut launch in Florida

Vice President Mike Pence, who is chairman of the National Space Council, also plans to attend Wednesday’s launch.

  Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

One firefighter sustained a hand injury while battling the fire at the warehouse the size of a football field on Pier 45.

  Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

One of the two survivors of the Pakistan plane crash near Karachi said the flight proceeded normally until its descent, when there was a sudden jolt

Trump’s disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

The capital city’s coronavirus death rate is higher than all but four states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “there have also been worrying reports of attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities worldwide.”

Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz and its subsidiaries will continue to operate, according to a release from the company. Hertz's principal international operating regions and franchised locations are not included in the filing, the statement said.

Police: Remains IDed in Long Island serial killer case

Authorities investigating the long-running mystery of skeletal remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway said Friday they have identified the remains of one of the women using DNA technology.

Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has COVID

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

  National Poppy Day: Virtual Wall of Honor

The USAA Poppy Wall of Honor was created in partnership with The American Legion, USAA, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to help ensure the sacrifice of military men and women is always remembered.

Universal Orlando sets reopening date

The resort said it will begin welcoming guests again on June 5.

Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.

Uber Eats rolls out more ‘Family Style Meals’

A full rollout in the United States and Canada will come by June.

Grand Ole Opry to continue tradition of ‘Salute the Troops’ show ahead of Memorial Day

Country music star and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry in the venue’s annual “Salute the Troops” Memorial Day weekend show.

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

The SEC’s announcement Friday is the latest sign that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall.

  Flooding forces evacuations in more Michigan communities

Fields and roads were under several feet of water, resembling wide, shallow lakes.

Biden says he was too ‘cavalier’ about black Trump backers

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the fallout from his remark, which was interpreted by some as presuming black Americans would vote for him.

FBI director orders internal review of Flynn investigation

The Justice Department moved earlier this month to dismiss the criminal case against Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

  Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes near Karachi airport

The civil aviation authority said the pilot called in a mayday saying that he had lost an engine. He was attempting to land when the plane crashed.

  Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

Many governments — even those where the virus is still on the rise — say they have to shift their focus to saving jobs that are vanishing as quickly as the disease can spread.

  Mass. boy gets birthday phone call from International Space Station

Lucas St. Onge has dreamed of meeting an astronaut. And on his ninth birthday, a phone call from space meant the world to him.

Matthew McConaughey delivers 110K face masks to hospitals in rural Texas

The actor is out delivering personal protective equipment to rural Texas hospitals.

  Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, but it is by far the largest look at their use in real world settings, spanning 671 hospitals on six continents.

  Dad killed during video chat in N.Y.; son arrested

It's not clear if anyone saw it happen. One witness, who was not identified, calls what they saw bizarre.

  Livestreaming this weekend: Memorial Day, Harry Potter and Gibson guitars

The National Memorial Day Concert, Gibson Guitar's new show and a Harry Potter-themed play get a virtual premiere.

Jerry Sloan, Jazz great and Hall of Fame coach, dies at 78

The Utah Jazz organization said Friday that Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has died at the age of 78.

Crayola launches ‘Colors of the World’ crayons to include more skin tones

Crayola has launched a new product aimed at cultivating a more inclusive world for children.

  Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay at home next Wednesday for safety reasons. Officials in Brevard County, home to the Kennedy Space Center, are rolling out the welcome mat in an effort to jump-start a tourism industry hit hard this spring by coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Trump orders flags at half-staff in memory of coronavirus victims

This will also be the scene at government buildings and national monuments throughout the U.S.

  Georgia prosecutor pledges to find justice in Arbery slaying

Georgia Bureau of Investigation director Vic Reynolds spoke alongside Cobb County D.A. Joyette Holmes, saying that "at this point we feel confident the individuals who needed to be charged have been charged."

  AP-NORC poll: Many in US won’t return to gym or dining out

That hesitancy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak could muffle any recovery from what has been the sharpest and swiftest economic downturn in U.S. history.

Khashoggi’s sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution

Salah Khashoggi explained that forgiveness was extended to the killers during the last nights of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in line with Islamic tradition to offer pardons in cases allowed by Islamic law.