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Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker censured for haka protest

Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker censured for haka protest

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber Wednesday for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racist arguments.
Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no

Iran state TV says Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state television reported Wednesday that the country's former firebrand president will run again for office in upcoming elections in June.
Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart

Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a four-year contract with the American Guild of Musical Artists, one of three major labor deals needed for the New York company to resume performances in September.
Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse

Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich.
Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

CHAMBLEE, Ga.
Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, accusing former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters of following a path that would “undermine our democracy.
Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise

Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise

LONDON (AP) — British singer Dua Lipa called for a “fair” pay raise for U.K. health workers as she was named a double winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night.
Israel, Hamas escalate fighting with no end in sight

Israel, Hamas escalate fighting with no end in sight

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on
Bear has close call on utility poles in Arizona border city

Bear has close call on utility poles in Arizona border city

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of an Arizona border city were left in disbelief by a surprise visit from a bear. The Arizona Game & Fish Department said the bear appeared Sunday in downtown Douglas.