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  • Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged

    YANGON, Myanmar - Demonstrators defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies Friday, while the U.N. special envoy for the country called for urgent Security Council action, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed and scores were injured in the military's worst crackdowns this week.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Democratic state attorneys general that had sought to force the federal government to recognize Virginia's vote last year to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution.
  • California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Major League Baseball teams in California can welcomea limited number of fans back to ballparks on April 1 under new state rukes announced Friday that will also let Disneyland and other theme parks reopen for the first time in more than a year.
  • Students at Brigham Young make rainbow light display on 'Y'

    PROVO, Utah - Students at Brigham Young University illuminated the letter “Y” on a mountain overlooking the Provo campus on Thursday with rainbow colours in a display meant to send a message to the religious school.
  • The Latest: Montana teachers to receive vaccines next week

    HELENA, Mont. -- Educators in Montana will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines next week through a federal partnership with pharmacies.
  • North Dakota lawmaker expulsion reveals policy problems

    BISMARCK, N.D. - After the North Dakota House voted to expel a lawmaker accused of a long pattern of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, attention has turned to a policy that was intended to protect against harassment but may have actually made it harder to stop it.
  • Police investigate pepper spraying of mother near toddler

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A Rochester police officer has been placed on administrative duty after using pepper spray on a woman suspected of shoplifting who tried to escape with her 3-year-old child in her arms, authorities said Friday.
  • Omaha mayor's family says her husband has died

    OMAHA, Neb. - The mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, said Friday her husband has died, several hours after police found a dead man at the couple’s home.
  • Wyoming governor quietly mobilized Guard troops in Cheyenne

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - While the Wyoming National Guard was sending more than 100 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security around President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, Gov. Mark Gordon quietly mobilized dozens of Guard troops and others in case of violence at the state capitol in Cheyenne.
  • Fewer than 5,000 customers without water in Jackson

    JACKSON, Miss. - Fewer than 5,000 water customers were still without service Friday afternoon in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson — a development a top official called “positive progress” for the city of 160,000, where some residents have been without water for three weeks.

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