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Bars reopening in New Orleans. Will tourists come?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bar owners in New Orleans prepared for a soft opening, and an uncertain one, as they prepared to let customers in Saturday for the first time in months. Capacity is limited to 25 percent, live music remains prohibited, and nobody knows how many tourists will show on Bourbon ...

Frontrunner in Senate primary faces attacks from both sides

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ex-Marine pilot Amy McGrath, who seemed to be gliding toward a primary victory in Kentucky, has come under heavy fire from both directions in the closing days of the Democratic contest to determine who challenges Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the ...

Trump addresses West Point grads amid tension with military

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — His relationship with top military officials strained, President Donald Trump on Saturday will address the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy against a backdrop of urgent questions about the role of soldiers in a civil society. Trump's commencement speech ...

Poll: Americans maintain virus precautions as states reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say they are wearing masks. They are still by and large avoiding restaurants. And the vast majority are still staying at least six feet from others when out and about. Even as states and metropolitan areas throughout the country relax restrictions on social ...

Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, U.S. meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

For immigrants, marching with Black Lives Matter has risks

PHOENIX (AP) — Among the thousands who march each day in support of the Black Lives Matter movement are immigrants and their advocates. But protesting for them has an added risk: inadvertently winding up in immigration custody. All over the country, immigrants are expressing solidarity with ...

Judge tosses out Jussie Smollett’s double jeopardy claim

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge on Friday shot down actor Jussie Smollett's attempt have the criminal charges against him dropped, telling the actor that the new charges against him do not violate his right against double jeopardy. Smollett's attorneys made the double jeopardy argument ...

Airman may face death penalty in California cop killing

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The sheriff's deputy reached a house at the end of the narrow Northern California dirt road and decided getting help from more deputies would be a good idea. The terrain was steep, the redwood forest thick. The deputy turned the patrol car around and headed back ...

Police arrest 21 people for flouting Hawaii quarantine

HONOLULU (AP) — Twenty-one people who recently arrived in Hawaii, describing themselves as a family with a leader, were arrested and charged with violating the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine put in place in an attempt to protect the islands from the spread of the coronavirus, police ...

‘Soft opening’ for census door knocking to begin next month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Door knocking by census takers at the homes of people who haven't yet responded to the 2020 census is scheduled to start next month with a "soft launch," while a previously postponed count of the homeless will take place in September, U.S. Census Bureau officials said ...