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Saturn Bar’s new owners vow to revive a New Orleans original

Jun. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the constellation of quirky, wonderfully weird New Orleans bars, the Saturn Bar was in an orbit all its own. A product of age, weather, clutter, and a gruff but undeniably compelling presence, it was a bar that couldn’t happen just anywhere. ...

‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

Jun. 12, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday. The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online...

AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan

Jun. 12, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

The nation’s largest, most influential doctors’ group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its most ambitious plan ever — to help dismantle centuries-old racism and bias in all realms of the medical establishment. The dissenters are a vocal...

Researchers track bears’ movements in Mississippi

Jun. 12, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) — On June 2, Tom Lewis left his office at Liberty Insurance Agency to serve as guide for a group of bear hunters. In this case, the “hunters” were researchers from Mississippi State University involved in a regional project tracking the...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 11, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

JUNE 4-JUNE 10, 2021 From the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden in the U.K. for the G-7 summit to the partial eclipse of the sun in London, traffic queues in Lagos to passengers preparing to depart on a cruise ship in Venice, this photo gallery highlights some of the...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

Jun. 11, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs, a new study says. The Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf loss...

Some J&J vaccine doses can be used, but many must be tossed

Jun. 11, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

U.S. regulators are allowing the release of about 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many more doses can't be used and must be thrown out. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had...

Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder and rape

Jun. 11, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities have said is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison. ...