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Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Tritton out, Gove named interim CEO

Jun. 29, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

The top executive at Bed Bath & Beyond's CEO was ousted Monday with the home goods retailer struggling to figure out what people want to buy. Board member Sue Gove will serve as interim CEO, the company said Wednesday, replacing Mark Tritton. Bed Bath & Beyond hired Tritton...

Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican amid abortion debate

Jun. 29, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter...

Pro-Palestine mapping website raises alarm in Jewish groups

Jun. 29, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ Jewish community is on edge after a mysterious pro-Palestine website launched earlier this month listing the names and addresses of scores of local institutions — a number of them Jewish — and calling to “dismantle” and disrupt them. Creators...

Hong Kong bars some journalists from handover anniversary

Jun. 29, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities, citing security reasons, have barred more than 13 journalists from covering events this week marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, according to the Hong Kong Journalists Association and media reports. The journalists...

Man fatally shot in Kentucky after wounding Tenn. officer

Jun. 29, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police fatally shot a suspect who fled after allegedly shooting an officer in Tennessee. Nashville Metro Police said a warrant was issued Tuesday night charging Samuel Quinton Edwards, 34, with attempted murder of a Hendersonville police...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 29, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Jan. 6 hearings show the threat to election workers. NC bill would confront that Donald Trump’s slogan for 2016 and 2020 – Make America Great Again – has changed as he weighs running again...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 29, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Dothan Eagle. June 25, 2022. Editorial: The next step Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling dismantling precedents set by the landmark Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey didn’t come out of the blue. A leaked draft of an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito last...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 29, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s senators failing us on gun reform If U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott can’t bring themselves to support even a watered-down, bipartisan first step toward easing gun violence amid a contagion of shootings...

US Speaker Pelosi receives Communion at papal Mass in Vatican despite support for abortion rights

Jun. 29, 2022 06:33 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — US Speaker Pelosi receives Communion at papal Mass in Vatican despite support for abortion rights.

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

Jun. 29, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed on the Communist-ruled Chinese mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under...