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Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished

Ask a woman if she's been called the B-word by a man — perhaps modified by the F-adjective — and chances are she'll say, "You mean ever, or how many times?" Because most women will tell you it's a pretty universal experience, especially if they've held a position of power in the workplace. ...

Douglas weakens, but Hawaii could still see severe impact

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases. Powerful storms are familiar to many in Hawaii who have spent the ...

Pittsburgh’s virus success fizzles in crowded bars, eateries

By his estimation, Stephen Santa took Pennsylvania's coronavirus lockdown seriously: He pretty much went only to grocery stores and picked up takeout once a week to help Pittsburgh's restaurants. Whatever Santa and everyone else in Pittsburgh did, it seemed to work: The city racked up a ...

As tide turns, retailers that resisted masks relent

NEW YORK (AP) — When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn't going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social media never to shop there again. Days later, ...

Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest. A U.S. Forest Service volunteer recently photographed a Chiricahua leopard frog in an earthen stock tank near the town of Camp Verde in central Arizona, the agency said Thursday. Biologists later ...

26 deaths in 3 US convents, as nuns confront the pandemic

LIVONIA, Michigan (AP) — At a convent near Detroit, 13 nuns have died of COVID-19. The toll is seven at a center for Maryknoll sisters in New York, and six at a Wisconsin convent that serves nuns with fading memories. Each community perseveres, though strict social-distancing rules have made ...

Pence says schools reopenings ‘best thing for our kids’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence kept up the Trump administration's push for reopening schools and universities, insisting Friday that it can be done safely even amid public worries about the health risks posed by the coronavirus. Pence told a small audience at Marian University ...

DC orders two-week quarantine for travelers from hotspots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to address newly rising infection numbers, Washington, D.C., is mandating that anyone arriving in the nation's capital after non-essential travel to a coronavirus hot spot area must self-quarantine for 14 days. The executive order from Mayor Muriel Bowser comes days ...

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison again

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was released Friday after a judge ruled that he had been sent back to prison from home confinement as retaliation for his plan to release a book critical of Trump before November's election. Michael Cohen walked out of a federal ...

Colorado school gunman gets life with possibility of parole

A teenager who told authorities that he launched a fatal shooting attack on his suburban Denver school last year with a classmate because he wanted them to experience trauma like that he had experienced was sentenced on Friday to life in prison plus 38 years with the possibility of parole after ...