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NBC, producers say 'America's Got Talent' cleared by probe

NBC, producers say 'America's Got Talent' cleared by probe

LOS ANGELES — An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism on the set of “America’s Got Talent” concluded that her allegations were unfounded, according to NBC and the show’s producers.
Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota

Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer's knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: out of work and looking for a new job.
'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning.
Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.
Cheyenne Frontier Days cancelled for 1st time in 124 years

Cheyenne Frontier Days cancelled for 1st time in 124 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, has been cancelled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus, the city's mayor told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tropical Storm Bertha surprised the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forming, making landfall within two hours and was downgraded before sundown, bringing a poor beach day of rain and gusty winds, but no major problems.

Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer

NEW YORK — Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease: "If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer.
NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.
Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.
CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.