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Echoes of 2006: Jazz Fest returns to New Orleans for 2022

Apr. 29, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once silenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened Friday for the first time in three years — a long awaited 2022 revival that holds echoes of 2006 when the annual celebration of music and culture went on even after Hurricane Katrina....

Louise Erdrich among 6 finalists for literary Women's Prize

Apr. 27, 2022 04:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The 23rd novel by acclaimed American author Louise Erdrich and an adult fiction debut by Trinidadian stand-up comedian Lisa Allen-Agostini were named finalists on Wednesday for the 30,000-pound ($38,000) Women’s Prize for fiction. Erdrich’s “The Sentence” —...

Cyprus to further ease use of COVID certificates, masks

Apr. 20, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is further winding down the compulsory use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates and face masks as the country’s virus numbers continue to improve. Health Minister Michael Hadjipantela announced Wednesday that as of May 15, vaccination and recovery...

Attorney: Cowboys player in SUV from which man was shot

Apr. 15, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph was riding in a sport utility vehicle from which a man was fatally shot about two months ago, Joseph's attorney said Friday. Cameron Ray, 20, was shot about 2 a.m. March 18 outside a nightclub in the Lower Greenville...

Tennessee’s 1st legal cannabis restaurant coming this spring

Apr. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craft Cannabis founder Michael Solomon is expanding his legal cannabis empire with the addition of a soon-to-open restaurant. Buds & Brews, an innovative, Nashville-based eatery, is slated for a spring 2022 opening. Tennessee’s first cannabis bar and...

Kentucky governor vetoes transgender girls sports ban

Apr. 06, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in school sports matching their gender identity from sixth grade through college. In his veto message, Gov. Andy Beshear said the...

Lawmakers advance transgender bathroom bill

Apr. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers advanced legislation Tuesday that would bar transgender students from using school bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their current gender identity. The Senate Governmental Affairs approved the House-passed bill with little...

Sacramento schools reopen as tentative deal ends strike

Apr. 04, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Teachers and other workers returned to schools in Sacramento on Monday following weekend negotiations that resolved a strike for better pay and more staffing that lasted nearly two weeks. The Sacramento City Unified School District announced Sunday that it...

Ocean City shop offers cozy spot to sip wine, read a book

Apr. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City is home for Mickie Meinhardt. It’s where she strings together memories like seashells on a necklace — from the countless hours spent out on the water surfing to lying on the beach with a good book in her lap to maybe meeting friends at a local...

Arizona governor won't say transgender people exist

Mar. 31, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey refused to say Thursday if transgender people actually exist, twice dodging direct questions on the subject just a day after he signed legislation limiting transgender rights. The Republican worked instead to defend his signatures on bills...