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Rare Cannonball Adderley 1966 Seattle concerts going digital

Rare Cannonball Adderley 1966 Seattle concerts going digital

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley is becoming more accessible thanks to two small jazz labels seeking to keep jazz history alive.
Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition of a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory, the prime minister said Th
Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favour of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimin
AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism

AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism

NEW YORK — A national coalition of labour unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.
UN Council rejects Russia bid to limit Syrian aid deliveries

UN Council rejects Russia bid to limit Syrian aid deliveries

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution that would have cut back the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest to just one crossing point from Turkey.
Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

SEATTLE — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed three felony charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
Lawyer: TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint

Lawyer: TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint

The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travellers , the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.
Trump to US schools: Reopen or you may lose federal funds

Trump to US schools: Reopen or you may lose federal funds

Determined to reopen America's schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don't bring their students back in the fall.
Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state because of the corona
Maryland governor: Probably time to change Redskins name

Maryland governor: Probably time to change Redskins name

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he believes the name of Washington’s professional football team “probably should be changed," though he supported the team's name when he ran for governor in 2014.