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'Rebuilding Paradise' looks at emotional toll of deadly fire

'Rebuilding Paradise' looks at emotional toll of deadly fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve “Woody” Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home.
Zimbabwean author freed after night in jail for protest

Zimbabwean author freed after night in jail for protest

HARARE, Zimbabwe — An internationally known Zimbabwean author and several other people have been released on bail on Saturday, after spending a night in police cells for protesting against the government.
Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

HANOI, Vietnam — A second person died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, officials said Saturday, a day after the country recorded its first death from the virus, while more than two dozen new cases were confirmed.
California officials report first virus death of a child

California officials report first virus death of a child

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California health officials reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child on Friday as the statewide tally of fatalities surpassed 9,000, saying the victim was a teenager who had other health conditions.
Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S.
6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols.
Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

CHICAGO — A convicted felon on parole has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of three Chicago police officers outside a station, authorities said Friday.
RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller.
TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said.
Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters.