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Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

May 9, 2021, 5:12pm Nation & World

Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du… Read story

Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist

May 9, 2021, 4:53pm Nation & World

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. Read story

Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Judge slain in Sicily by mafiosi put on path to sainthood

Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 9, 2021.

May 9, 2021, 4:53pm Nation & World

ROME — A magistrate slain by mobsters in Sicily and praised by two popes has been beatified by the Roman Catholic church on Sunday in the last formal step before possible sainthood. Read story

A protester wearing a mask depicting French President Emmanuel Macron holds a bord reading << Liable for climate inaction >> during a rally against the climate change in Paris, Sunday, May 9, 2021. Thousands of French demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures to fight against climate change.

French demonstrators demand more action on climate change

A protester wearing a mask depicting French President Emmanuel Macron holds a bord reading << Liable for climate inaction >> during a rally against the climate change in Paris, Sunday, May 9, 2021. Thousands of French demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures to fight against climate change.

May 9, 2021, 4:52pm Business

PARIS — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures in the fight against climate change. Read story

Signs about Mother's Day are displayed at a home decor department store in Northbrook, Ill., Saturday, May 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Tearful reunions mark second Mother’s Day under pandemic

Signs about Mother's Day are displayed at a home decor department store in Northbrook, Ill., Saturday, May 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

May 9, 2021, 4:27pm Nation & World

Last Mother’s Day, they celebrated with bacon and eggs over FaceTime. This time, Jean Codianni of Los Angeles flew to New Jersey to surprise her 74-year-old mother, now that both have been vaccinated against the disease that has stolen uncountable hugs and kisses around the world. Read story

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and French President Emmanuel Macron attend Europe Day ceremony and the Future of Europe conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Sunday, May 9, 2021.

EU launches conference to debate its future with citizens

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and French President Emmanuel Macron attend Europe Day ceremony and the Future of Europe conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Sunday, May 9, 2021.

May 9, 2021, 4:26pm Nation & World

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday expressed hope that Europe would rediscover the path of “great projects, great ambitions and great dreams” as the European Union launched a wide consultation process meant to design the shape of the bloc's future. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, Feb 8, 2021 file photo, Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference about expanding rural internet access in the state, at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. The federal American Rescue Plan, comes on top of $150 billion the federal government sent directly to states and local governments in 2020. This year's law cites infrastructure for water, sewer and broadband internet as allowable uses.

Some states plan big spending with Biden’s aid, others wait

FILE - In this Monday, Feb 8, 2021 file photo, Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference about expanding rural internet access in the state, at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. The federal American Rescue Plan, comes on top of $150 billion the federal government sent directly to states and local governments in 2020. This year's law cites infrastructure for water, sewer and broadband internet as allowable uses.

May 9, 2021, 3:50pm Nation & World

Though still awaiting money from the latest federal coronavirus relief act, some governors and state lawmakers already are making plans to add the multibillion-dollar boon to their budgets. Read story

Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon poses for photographers, at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sunday, May 9, 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the U.K.'s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland's pro-independence party won its fourth straight parliamentary election.

Sturgeon: Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if

Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon poses for photographers, at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sunday, May 9, 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the U.K.'s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland's pro-independence party won its fourth straight parliamentary election.

May 9, 2021, 3:50pm Nation & World

LONDON — Scotland's leader told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sunday that a second Scottish independence referendum is “a matter of when, not if," after her party won its fourth straight parliamentary election. Read story

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, an officer holds a baton and shield as demonstrators gather to protest near the White House in Washington. Police departments big and small have been plagued for years by foreign hackers breaking into networks and causing varying level of mischief, from disabling email systems to more serious problems with 911 centers temporarily knocked offline.

Ransomware gangs get more aggressive against law enforcement

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, an officer holds a baton and shield as demonstrators gather to protest near the White House in Washington. Police departments big and small have been plagued for years by foreign hackers breaking into networks and causing varying level of mischief, from disabling email systems to more serious problems with 911 centers temporarily knocked offline.

May 9, 2021, 3:50pm Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. — Police Chief Will Cunningham came to work four years ago to find that his six-officer department was the victim of a crime. Read story

Samira Dajani holds a photo of her family in 1956 after they moved into their home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Dajanis are one of several Palestinian families facing imminent eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem. The families' plight has ignited weeks of demonstrations and clashes in recent days between protesters and Israeli police.

Palestinians fear loss of family homes as evictions loom

Samira Dajani holds a photo of her family in 1956 after they moved into their home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Dajanis are one of several Palestinian families facing imminent eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem. The families' plight has ignited weeks of demonstrations and clashes in recent days between protesters and Israeli police.

May 9, 2021, 3:49pm Nation & World

JERUSALEM — When Samira Dajani's family moved into their first real home in 1956 after years as refugees, her father planted trees in the garden, naming them for each of his six children. Read story