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Authorities work at the scene of a deadly crash after a bus carrying farmworkers collided with a pickup truck on State Road 40 Tuesday, May 14, 2024, near Dunnellon, Fla. The driver of the pick up, Bryan Maclean Howard, was charged with eight counts of DUI manslaughter.

Pickup driver with lengthy record held in Florida bus crash that killed 8 Mexican farmworkers

Authorities work at the scene of a deadly crash after a bus carrying farmworkers collided with a pickup truck on State Road 40 Tuesday, May 14, 2024, near Dunnellon, Fla. The driver of the pick up, Bryan Maclean Howard, was charged with eight counts of DUI manslaughter.

May 15, 2024, 9:00am Business

A man with a long record of dangerous driving pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to driving under the influence-manslaughter in the deaths of eight Mexican farmworkers whose bus was sideswiped by his pickup truck in central Florida, injuring at least 40 other people. Read story

Palestinians carry mock large keys during a mass ceremony to commemorate the Nakba Day, Arabic for catastrophe, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Palestinians are marking 76 years of dispossession on Wednesday, commemorating their mass expulsion from what is today Israel, as a potentially even larger catastrophe unfolds in Gaza, where more than half a million of people have been displaced in recent days by fighting.

Palestinians across the Middle East mark their original ‘catastrophe’ with eyes on the war in Gaza

Palestinians carry mock large keys during a mass ceremony to commemorate the Nakba Day, Arabic for catastrophe, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Palestinians are marking 76 years of dispossession on Wednesday, commemorating their mass expulsion from what is today Israel, as a potentially even larger catastrophe unfolds in Gaza, where more than half a million of people have been displaced in recent days by fighting.

May 15, 2024, 8:27am Nation & World

Palestinians across the Middle East on Wednesday are marking the anniversary of their mass expulsion from what is now Israel with protests and other events at a time of mounting concern over the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. Read story

Yemen’s Houthi rebels acknowledge attacking a US destroyer that shot down missile in the Red Sea

May 15, 2024, 8:26am Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday claimed targeting a U.S. Navy destroyer and a commercial ship in the Red Sea. However, the attack on the warship apparently happened nearly two days earlier and saw the vessel intercept the missile targeting it. Read story

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping enter a hall for their talks at The Grand Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, Russia, on March 21, 2023. Putin says his regime is prepared to negotiate over the conflict in Ukraine in an interview with Chinese media on the eve of visit to partner Beijing that has backed Moscow in its full-scale invasion of its neighbor.

On the eve of his visit to China, Putin says Russia is prepared to negotiate over Ukraine

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping enter a hall for their talks at The Grand Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, Russia, on March 21, 2023. Putin says his regime is prepared to negotiate over the conflict in Ukraine in an interview with Chinese media on the eve of visit to partner Beijing that has backed Moscow in its full-scale invasion of its neighbor.

May 15, 2024, 8:26am Nation & World

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin is prepared to negotiate over the conflict in Ukraine in an interview with Chinese media on the eve of visit to partner Beijing that has backed Moscow in its full-scale invasion of its neighbor. Read story

In this photo provided by Atin-Ito/Akbayan Party, belonging to a nongovernment coalition called Atin Ito, Tagalog for This is Ours, place symbolic bouys in the waters off Palauig Point, Zambales province, northwestern Philippines before heading towards Scarborough Shoal on Wednesday May 15, 2024. A flotilla of about 100 mostly small fishing boats led by Filipino activists sailed Wednesday to a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, where Beijing&rsquo;s coast guard and suspected militia ships have used powerful water cannons to ward off what they regard as intruders.

Chinese coast guard shadows Filipino activists sailing toward disputed shoal

In this photo provided by Atin-Ito/Akbayan Party, belonging to a nongovernment coalition called Atin Ito, Tagalog for This is Ours, place symbolic bouys in the waters off Palauig Point, Zambales province, northwestern Philippines before heading towards Scarborough Shoal on Wednesday May 15, 2024. A flotilla of about 100 mostly small fishing boats led by Filipino activists sailed Wednesday to a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, where Beijing&rsquo;s coast guard and suspected militia ships have used powerful water cannons to ward off what they regard as intruders.

May 15, 2024, 8:25am Nation & World

Chinese coast guard ships shadowed a group of Filipino activists and fishermen sailing on wooden boats towards toward a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, which Beijing has fiercely guarded from what it regards as intruders. Read story

Prison workers burn wooden pallets during a protest in front of the Corbas prison, outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 . A massive manhunt was underway in France on Wednesday for an armed gang that ambushed a prison convoy, killing two prison officers, seriously injuring three others and springing the inmate they were escorting.

Massive manhunt in France for prison-break gang that gunned down officers

Prison workers burn wooden pallets during a protest in front of the Corbas prison, outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 . A massive manhunt was underway in France on Wednesday for an armed gang that ambushed a prison convoy, killing two prison officers, seriously injuring three others and springing the inmate they were escorting.

May 15, 2024, 8:25am Nation & World

A massive manhunt was underway in France on Wednesday for armed assailants who ambushed a prison convoy, killing two prison officers, seriously injuring three others and springing the inmate they were escorting. The prime minister vowed the gang would be caught, saying, “They will pay.” Read story

Pakistani court grants bail to Imran Khan in a graft case. But he won’t be released just yet

May 15, 2024, 8:24am Nation & World

A Pakistani court on Wednesday granted imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan bail in a graft case. However, he won’t be released as he is serving multiple prison terms in other cases, his party spokesman and officials said. Read story

Flowers paying tribute to fallen soldiers adorn the Memory Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine outside the Saint Michael&rsquo;s Golden Domed Monastery, during US Secretary of State Antony Blinken&rsquo;s visit, in Kyiv on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Ukrainian troops pull out of some areas and Zelenskyy postpones foreign trips amid Russian offensive

Flowers paying tribute to fallen soldiers adorn the Memory Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine outside the Saint Michael&rsquo;s Golden Domed Monastery, during US Secretary of State Antony Blinken&rsquo;s visit, in Kyiv on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

May 15, 2024, 8:24am Nation & World

Ukrainian forces withdrew from some parts of the country’s northeast and battled Russian troops in other areas Wednesday, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s decision to postpone all his upcoming foreign trips underscored the seriousness of the threat his soldiers are facing. Read story

FILE - A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell in 2023 &mdash; for only the second time since the current national epidemic of drug deaths began more than three decades ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the numbers on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Fewer US overdose deaths were reported last year, but experts say it’s too soon to celebrate

FILE - A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell in 2023 &mdash; for only the second time since the current national epidemic of drug deaths began more than three decades ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the numbers on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

May 15, 2024, 8:18am Health

The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell last year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data posted Wednesday. Read story

FILE - Mothers carrying protest signs accompany their children to Graymont Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala., which was opened on an integrated basis, Sept. 4, 1963. Friday, May 17, 2024, marks 70 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, Brown v. Board of Education still stands. In reality, school integration is all but gone, the victim of a gradual series of court cases that slowly eroded it, leaving little behind.

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn’t

FILE - Mothers carrying protest signs accompany their children to Graymont Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala., which was opened on an integrated basis, Sept. 4, 1963. Friday, May 17, 2024, marks 70 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, Brown v. Board of Education still stands. In reality, school integration is all but gone, the victim of a gradual series of court cases that slowly eroded it, leaving little behind.

May 15, 2024, 8:12am Latest News

Seventy years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, that decision — the fabled Brown v. Board of Education, taught in most every American classroom — still stands. Read story