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Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Weary Palestinians are somberly marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas and Israel traded more rockets and airstrikes and Jewish-Arab violence raged across Israel.

Hamas, Israel fighting escalates even amid truce efforts

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Weary Palestinians are somberly marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas and Israel traded more rockets and airstrikes and Jewish-Arab violence raged across Israel.

May 13, 2021, 9:20am Nation & World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas sent a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel on Thursday, and Israel pounded Gaza with more airstrikes. The relentless escalation of hostilities came even as Egyptian negotiators held in-person talks with the two sides, intensifying efforts at mediation. Read story

This image from CBS Denver shows a Key Lime Air Metroliner that landed safely at Centennial Airport after a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Federal officials say two airplanes collided but that there are no injuries. The collision between a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner and a single-engine Cirrus SR22 happened as both planes were landing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Key Lime Air, which owns the Metroliner, says its aircraft sustained substantial damage to the tail section but that the pilot was able to land safely.

2 planes collide above Denver, land with no one injured

This image from CBS Denver shows a Key Lime Air Metroliner that landed safely at Centennial Airport after a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Federal officials say two airplanes collided but that there are no injuries. The collision between a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner and a single-engine Cirrus SR22 happened as both planes were landing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Key Lime Air, which owns the Metroliner, says its aircraft sustained substantial damage to the tail section but that the pilot was able to land safely.

May 13, 2021, 8:30am Nation & World

DENVER — Two small airplanes collided in the air near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the other’s pilot to deploy a parachute. Remarkably, both planes landed safely and no one was injured, officials said. Read story

Torrance firefighter Trevor Borello, left, administers the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbara Franco, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, at her apartment, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Torrance, Calif. Teamed up with the Torrance Fire Department, Torrance Memorial Medical Center started inoculating people at home in March, identifying people through a city hotline, county health department, senior centers and doctor's offices, said Mei Tsai, the pharmacist who coordinates the program. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Nurses, nonprofits, others take vaccine to homebound people

Torrance firefighter Trevor Borello, left, administers the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbara Franco, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, at her apartment, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Torrance, Calif. Teamed up with the Torrance Fire Department, Torrance Memorial Medical Center started inoculating people at home in March, identifying people through a city hotline, county health department, senior centers and doctor's offices, said Mei Tsai, the pharmacist who coordinates the program. (AP Photo/Jae C.

May 13, 2021, 8:26am Health

SAN FRANCISCO — For months, Victoria McAllister searched online to make a vaccination appointment. Unlike other people who can hop into a car, though, she has ruptured discs that could slice her spinal cord if she hits a pothole or her wheelchair bumps floor molding. Read story

FILE - In this March 24, 2021 file photo, Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, third from left, points up while standing with the presidents of Maryland's four historically Black colleges and Universities after a bill signing ceremony in Bowie, Md., to set aside $577 million to settle a federal lawsuit. From left are, Aminta Breaux, president of Bowie State University, Heidi Anderson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Jones, Sen. Charles Sydnor, David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, and Anthony Jenkins, president of Coppin State University. Maryland officials announced Wednesday, April 28 they have finalized the settlement with attorneys to end the 15-year-old federal lawsuit relating to underfunding at the state's four historically Black colleges and universities.

Judge approves $577 million settlement for Maryland HBCUs

FILE - In this March 24, 2021 file photo, Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, third from left, points up while standing with the presidents of Maryland's four historically Black colleges and Universities after a bill signing ceremony in Bowie, Md., to set aside $577 million to settle a federal lawsuit. From left are, Aminta Breaux, president of Bowie State University, Heidi Anderson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Jones, Sen. Charles Sydnor, David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, and Anthony Jenkins, president of Coppin State University. Maryland officials announced Wednesday, April 28 they have finalized the settlement with attorneys to end the 15-year-old federal lawsuit relating to underfunding at the state's four historically Black colleges and universities.

May 13, 2021, 8:22am Nation & World

ANNAPOLIS — A federal judge has approved a $577 million settlement in a lawsuit over underfunding at Maryland’s four historically Black colleges and universities. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, Zozo Chief Executive Yusaku Maezawa speaks during a press conference on the PGA Tour in Tokyo.  The Japanese fashion tycoon who's booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first.  Maezawa announced Thursday, May 13, 2021,  that he's bought two seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule.

Japanese tycoon planning space station visit, then moon trip

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, Zozo Chief Executive Yusaku Maezawa speaks during a press conference on the PGA Tour in Tokyo.  The Japanese fashion tycoon who's booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first.  Maezawa announced Thursday, May 13, 2021,  that he's bought two seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule.

May 13, 2021, 8:21am Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Japanese fashion tycoon who’s booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first. Read story

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Minneapolis Police Officers Derek Chauvin, from left, J.

Judge postpones trial for 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd’s death

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Minneapolis Police Officers Derek Chauvin, from left, J.

May 13, 2021, 8:19am Latest News

MINNEAPOLIS — The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022, a judge ruled Thursday. Read story

Missouri governor drops voter-approved Medicaid expansion

May 13, 2021, 8:19am Nation & World

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson dropped plans Thursday to expand the state’s Medicaid health care program to thousands of low-income adults after the Republican-led Legislature refused to provide funding for the voter-approved measure. Read story

This undated photo provided by the Butte County District Attorney shows Ryan Scott Blinston, of Oroville, Calif. Blinston, a tree trimmer in rural Northern California, has been charged with a series of throat-slashing serial killings that left three people dead. Prosecutors filed the charges on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, against Blinston.

California tree trimmer charged in deadly throat-slashings

This undated photo provided by the Butte County District Attorney shows Ryan Scott Blinston, of Oroville, Calif. Blinston, a tree trimmer in rural Northern California, has been charged with a series of throat-slashing serial killings that left three people dead. Prosecutors filed the charges on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, against Blinston.

May 13, 2021, 8:17am Nation & World

OROVILLE, Calif. — A tree trimmer in rural Northern California has been charged in throat-slashing serial killings that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Thursday. Read story

Dead whales found lodged under hull of Australian warship docked in San Diego

May 13, 2021, 8:17am Nation & World

SAN DIEGO — An Australian destroyer pulled into San Diego Bay Saturday with an unexpected cargo: two dead fin whales lodged against the ship’s hull. Read story

Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Hundreds of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Fitr prayers Thursday marking the end of the month of prayer and fasting for Muslims around the world, a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Hundreds of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Fitr prayers Thursday marking the end of the month of prayer and fasting for Muslims around the world, a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

May 13, 2021, 8:03am Churches & Religion

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Read story