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Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author and very much in line with the present.
Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
The Latest: Sri Lanka banned travel throughout country

The Latest: Sri Lanka banned travel throughout country

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's government has banned travel throughout the country for three days in an effort to contain rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases. The ban is effective from Thursday night until Monday morning.

Warriors play the Pelicans on 4-game win streak

New Orleans Pelicans (31-39, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (37-33, eighth in the Western Conference) San Francisco; Friday, 9:30 p.m.

New York plays Tampa Bay after Cole's strong showing

New York Yankees (20-16, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (19-19, fourth in the AL East) St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Jameson Taillon (1-2, 5.02 ERA, 1.

Blues host the Wild after shutout victory

Minnesota Wild (35-15-5, third in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (26-20-9, fourth in the West Division) St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues -102, Wild -118; over/under is 6 BOTTOM LINE: St.
Death of student in China triggers questions, protests

Death of student in China triggers questions, protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — It was a call no parent wants to receive. On Mother's Day, around 9 p.m., a woman in Chengdu in southwestern China was told that her son, who she had dropped off at school just hours ago, had died.
Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her long-running talk show. The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that the upcoming 19th season will be the last, ending in 2022.

Myanmar military court gives DVB reporter 3 years in prison

BANGKOK (AP) — A 51-year-old reporter for a now-banned online and broadcast news agency in Myanmar was sentenced Wednesday by a military court to three years in prison for his reporting, his employer said.
Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

CHICAGO (AP) — Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. He was 85.