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Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

NEW ORLEANS — Federal appellate judges closely questioned attorneys for the government and Native American tribes Wednesday over whether a law meant to preserve Native American families and culture unconstitutionally intrudes into state adoption issu
Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

WARSAW, Poland — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps.
'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia.
April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

NEW YORK — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.
Aerosmith drummer sues to rejoin band for Grammy honours

Aerosmith drummer sues to rejoin band for Grammy honours

BOSTON — Aerosmith's drummer, Joey Kramer, is suing his bandmates because they won't let him play as the band is set to perform and be honoured at Grammy events this week.
Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

LOS ANGELES — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for m
US home sales soared 3.6% in December

US home sales soared 3.6% in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales climbed 3.6% in December, but a record-low inventory of houses on the market has caused prices to surge as affordability is worsening.
Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China.

Hearing may set order of R. Kelly's Chicago sex abuse trials

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Chicago were expected to announce on Wednesday which of the sex charges against R&B singer R. Kelly they want to take to trial first.