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Navy launches ship named for gay rights leader Harvey Milk

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy ship named for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk has been launched in San Diego Bay. The replenishment oiler USNS Harvey Milk slid down the shipyard ways after a bottle of champagne was smashed…

Mo: TikTok star helps girl's dream come true

(CNN Newsource) --- The organization of a social media influencer is fulfilling the wishes of a Missouri girl. The ten year old is battling a rare nerve condition. Robert Townsend has…

Today in History: Sunday, Nov. 7

(AP) --- Today is Sunday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2021. There are 54 days left in the year. Here are some of the notable events occurring on this date throughout history. In 1967, Carl Stokes was elected the…

90-year sentence tossed in 2019 Mardi Gras bicyclist deaths

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appeal court has thrown out the 90-year prison sentence for a drunken driver who struck nine bicycle riders near a Mardi Gras parade route in 2019, killing two of them. The state 4th Circuit…

Appeals court stays vaccine mandate on larger businesses

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday granted an emergency stay of the requirement by…

Rodgers sought treatments instead of COVID-19 vaccine

(AP) --- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he sought alternative treatments instead of the NFL-endorsed COVID-19 vaccinations because he is allergic to an ingredient in two of the FDA-approved shots. The 37-year-old Rodgers did not say what ingredient…

No toilet for returning SpaceX crew, stuck using diapers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The astronauts who will depart the International Space Station on Sunday will be stuck using diapers on the way home. That's because the toilet in their SpaceX capsule is broken. NASA astronaut Megan McArthur says…

Florida considers ousting mockingbird from honorary perch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — After nearly a century on its lofty perch, the northern mockingbird may be singing its last melodies as the state bird of Florida. An effort is taking flight to replace the far-ranging musical mockingbird with…

Gladys Knight's son gets prison over restaurant taxes

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of R&B legend Gladys Knight has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for failing to withhold payroll taxes for the restaurants that bore his mother’s name. Shanga Hankerson opened his first restaurant, Gladys…

Biden hails infrastructure win as 'monumental step forward'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hailing Congress’ passage of his $1 trillion infrastructure package as a “monumental step forward for the nation." This, after fractious fellow Democrats resolved a months-long standoff in their ranks to finally seal the…