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Cuba decrees a day of official mourning for the death of 45 people in hotel explosion

May 13, 2022, 4:38pm Nation & World

The Cuban government decreed one day of official mourning starting Friday morning after search and rescue efforts at the site of a powerful explosion in the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana ended, bringing the death toll to 45. Read story

FILE - An advertisement for Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on a street in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. It's been a wild week in crypto, even by crypto standards. Bitcoin tumbled, stablecoins were anything but stable and one of the crypto industry's highest-profile companies lost a third of its market value.

Bitcoin tumbles, a stablecoin plunges in wild week in crypto

FILE - An advertisement for Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on a street in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. It's been a wild week in crypto, even by crypto standards. Bitcoin tumbled, stablecoins were anything but stable and one of the crypto industry's highest-profile companies lost a third of its market value.

May 13, 2022, 4:02pm Business

It’s been a wild week in crypto, even by crypto standards. Read story

Sandy Hook lawsuits against Alex Jones on track to resume

May 13, 2022, 4:00pm Nation & World

The Sandy Hook families' lawsuits against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for calling the 2012 Newtown school shooting a hoax appear poised to resume soon, based on agreements revealed Friday in the bankruptcy cases of some of Jones' companies. Read story

Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

May 13, 2022, 3:58pm Life

U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation. Read story

In this image from body camera video provided by Sedgwick County, police put Cedric "C.J." Lofton, 17, into a body-length restraining device called a WRAP outside his home in Wichita, Kan., on Sept. 24, 2021. His foster father, unable to deal with a teen who seemed to be in the throes of schizophrenia, had called Wichita police. When they arrived, Cedric refused to leave the porch and go with them; he was obstinate but afraid, meek but frantic.

‘From crisis to death’: Probing teen’s last, desperate hours

In this image from body camera video provided by Sedgwick County, police put Cedric "C.J." Lofton, 17, into a body-length restraining device called a WRAP outside his home in Wichita, Kan., on Sept. 24, 2021. His foster father, unable to deal with a teen who seemed to be in the throes of schizophrenia, had called Wichita police. When they arrived, Cedric refused to leave the porch and go with them; he was obstinate but afraid, meek but frantic.

May 13, 2022, 2:14pm Nation & World

“Y’all here to protect me,” the youth asked the officers, beseechingly. “Right?” Read story

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Gonzalo Lopez. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is searching for Lopez, an escaped inmate in Leon County Thursday, May 12, 2022. Lopez assaulted a correctional officer on a transport bus and then fled from the vehicle.

Search continues for Texas inmate who escaped prison bus

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Gonzalo Lopez. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is searching for Lopez, an escaped inmate in Leon County Thursday, May 12, 2022. Lopez assaulted a correctional officer on a transport bus and then fled from the vehicle.

May 13, 2022, 1:25pm Nation & World

The search continued Friday for a Texas inmate serving a life sentence for murder who escaped from a transport bus after stabbing the driver. Read story

Israeli police confront with mourners as they carry the casket of slain Al Jazeera veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during her funeral in east Jerusalem, Friday, May 13, 2022. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American reporter who covered the Mideast conflict for more than 25 years, was shot dead Wednesday during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank town of Jenin.

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist’s funeral

Israeli police confront with mourners as they carry the casket of slain Al Jazeera veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during her funeral in east Jerusalem, Friday, May 13, 2022. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American reporter who covered the Mideast conflict for more than 25 years, was shot dead Wednesday during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank town of Jenin.

May 13, 2022, 1:25pm Nation & World

Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in Jerusalem in a generation. Read story

1 dead, 3 hurt after shots fired outside Arkansas graduation

May 13, 2022, 1:20pm Latest News

A man opened fire outside an Arkansas convention center after a high school graduation ceremony, killing one person and wounding three others and exchanging gunfire with police, authorities said Friday. Read story

Community members opposed to a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach sit with signs at a California Coastal Commission hearing in Costa Mesa, Calif., Thursday May 12, 2022. For more than two decades, California's Orange County has debated whether to build a seaside plant to convert the Pacific Ocean's salt water into drinking water in hopes of buffering against droughts like the one now gripping the nation's most populous state.

California nixes plant, but says open to desalination

Community members opposed to a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach sit with signs at a California Coastal Commission hearing in Costa Mesa, Calif., Thursday May 12, 2022. For more than two decades, California's Orange County has debated whether to build a seaside plant to convert the Pacific Ocean's salt water into drinking water in hopes of buffering against droughts like the one now gripping the nation's most populous state.

May 13, 2022, 1:20pm Nation & World

A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with climate change. Read story

Municipal workers prepare a new tube to restore water supply in front of the building damaged by a Russian attack in Bahmut, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

Municipal workers prepare a new tube to restore water supply in front of the building damaged by a Russian attack in Bahmut, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

May 13, 2022, 1:15pm Latest News

Russia suffered heavy losses when Ukrainian forces destroyed the pontoon bridge enemy troops were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said in another sign of Moscow's struggle to salvage a war gone awry. Read story