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Beleaguered Syria suffers also due to Suez Canal closure

BEIRUT — Syria has begun rationing the distribution of fuel in the war-torn country amid concerns that shipments could be delayed because Egypt's Suez Canal is being blocked by a giant cargo ship that has run aground, the Oil Ministry said Saturday.
Police: 2 dead, 3 arrested in Virginia Beach shootings

Police: 2 dead, 3 arrested in Virginia Beach shootings

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Overnight shootings near the Atlantic oceanfront in Virginia Beach left two people dead and eight wounded in a scene described by authorities on Saturday as “very chaotic.
Myanmar forces kill scores in deadliest day since coup

Myanmar forces kill scores in deadliest day since coup

YANGON, Myanmar — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country's capital, soldiers and police elsewhere killed scores of people while suppressing protests in the deadliest bloodletting sin
No timeline given for extracting wedged ship from Suez Canal

No timeline given for extracting wedged ship from Suez Canal

SUEZ, Egypt — A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities made new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial waterway whose blockage is disrupting global shipping and trade.

Kentucky town rallies to restore beheaded Mother Goose

HAZARD, Ky. — A community in Kentucky is rallying to help restore an 80-year-old landmark — an oval shaped building that has a domed roof with the neck and head of a goose sticking out the front.

Some Alaska Costco shoppers say ravens steal their groceries

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Some Alaska Costco shoppers said they've had their groceries stolen by ravens in the store parking lot.
Modi's party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

Modi's party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

NEW DELHI — Two Indian states with sizeable Muslim populations began voting in local elections Saturday in a test of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda is being challenged by months of farmer protests and a fres
Calls for change for women's rights in French sports

Calls for change for women's rights in French sports

PARIS — French society is at a “turning point” for women’s rights within the male-dominated sports world, the country’s sports minister said this week amid a wave of protests from female journalists denouncing discrimination.

Mother of Black student says teacher made racist rant

PALMDALE, Calif. — The mother of a Black 12-year-old boy is seeking damages against a Southern California school district after her son's teacher went on a half-hour tirade laced with racism and profanity.
Democrats assail Georgia law, make case for voting overhaul

Democrats assail Georgia law, make case for voting overhaul

Democrats have seized on new voting restrictions in Georgia to focus attention on the fight to overhaul federal election laws, setting up a slow-building standoff that carries echoes of the civil rights battles of a half-century ago.