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 2022-05-20 20:49 

Reuters

Partner pay watch: BakerHostetler's Dettelbach, picked for ATF head...

Veteran criminal defense lawyer Steven Dettelbach reported earning more than $1.7 million in partner compensation at law firm BakerHostetler from January 2021 to February 2022, according to a financial disclosure released on Friday as part of his nominati...

 2022-05-20 20:44 

Reuters

'Armageddon Time' director says seeds of modern tension stem from Reagan-era racism...

American film director James Gray, debuting his movie "Armageddon Time" at the Cannes Film Festival, lambasted the Ronald Reagan-era racism that the film deals with, saying on Friday it set the stage for current social tensions....

 2022-05-20 20:38 

UPI

Book found in Croatia returned to British library after 60 years...

A British library said a book checked out more than 60 years ago was finally returned to the facility after being found at another library in Croatia....

 2022-05-20 20:34 

Reuters

Syrian air defenses down missiles in Damascus' countryside...

Syrian air defenses shot down a number of missiles in Damascus' countryside, the state news agency (SANA) reported on Friday....

 2022-05-20 20:22 

Reuters

U.S. CDC says adenovirus leading hypothesis for severe hepatitis in children...

Infection with adenovirus, a common childhood virus, is the leading hypothesis for recent cases of severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children that have led to at least six deaths, U.S. health officials said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 20:19 

UPI

War in Ukraine: Scenes from Kharkiv...

In the wake of Russian forces' withdrawal from Kharkiv, Ukraine, volunteers deliver food to the elderly who stayed in their homes and to people who took shelter from the shelling in metro stations on May 20, 2022....

 2022-05-20 20:18 

UPI

Balenciaga's 'full destroyed' sneakers listed for $1,850...

A pair of extremely distressed sneakers offered by luxury brand Balenciaga are drawing attention online for their "full destroyed" look and their hefty price tag: $1,850....

 2022-05-20 20:16 

UPI

Watch: Muddy dog rescued from Texas storm drain...

Animal rescuers in Texas fished a muddy dog out of a storm drain and were able to reunite the canine with his owner....

 2022-05-20 20:06 

Reuters

Russia adds Kasparov and Khodorkovsky to 'foreign agents' list...

The Russian Justice Ministry on Friday added ex-world chess champion Garry Kasparov and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, both prominent critics of the government, to the list of individuals acting as foreign agents, according the ministry's web...

 2022-05-20 20:03 

UPI

Appeals court reinstates Florida political redistricting map...

An Appeals Court Friday stayed a lower court decision that had blocked a political redistricting plan passed by Florida's GOP dominated legislature. The ruling reinstates the map Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law....

 2022-05-20 20:00 

UPI

Climate change could lead to loss of sleep as temperatures rise...

Anyone who's tried to sleep on a hot summer night knows how hard it is to nod off when the mercury is rising....

 2022-05-20 19:57 

Reuters

Iran holds pro-government rallies after price protests turn political...

Thousands of supporters of Iran's clerical establishment, including 50,000 Revolutionary Guards and Basij militia members, rallied on Friday, state media reported, after protests against rising food prices turned political....

 2022-05-20 19:56 

Reuters

Federalist publisher's 'salt mine' tweet did not violate labor law -3rd Circ...

The publisher of conservative online magazine The Federalist did not run afoul of federal labor law by tweeting that he would send employees "back to the salt mine" if they unionized, a federal appeals court has ruled....

 2022-05-20 19:48 

UPI

[ Business ]

France blames bad weather, war for dijon mustard shortage...

Supermarkets in France are reporting higher prices and shortages for dijon mustard fueled in part by poor crops last summer and the Russia-Ukraine war....

 2022-05-20 19:48 

UPI

France blames bad weather, war for dijon mustard shortage...

Supermarkets in France are reporting higher prices and shortages for dijon mustard fueled in part by poor crops last summer and the Russia-Ukraine war....

 2022-05-20 19:48 

UPI

Proposed Russian law would allow people over 40 to enlist in its military...

A proposed new Russian law doing away with soldier age restrictions suggests the country is struggling to sustain military troop requirements for its war on Ukraine....

 2022-05-20 19:48 

Reuters

Tesla brand threatened by Musk harassment claim, criticism of Democrats...

Elon Musk has made a name for himself and Tesla by breaking the rules, but the billionaire's latest comments on politics and a claim of sexual harassment against him that he said is untrue may hurt the brand in the eyes of some car owners and employee...

 2022-05-20 19:40 

UPI

Death toll from acute hepatitis in children in U.S. reaches 6, CDC reports...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that a sixth child in the United States has died after contracting acute hepatitis....

 2022-05-20 19:39 

UPI

Watch: Maryland woman earns bachelor's degree at the age of 82...

An 82-year-old Maryland woman achieved a longtime dream by walking across the stage to accept her bachelor's degree....

 2022-05-20 19:35 

Reuters

Russia says remaining 531 Azovstal defenders surrender, steelworks siege over...

Russia's defence ministry on Friday said the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol's smashed Azovstal steel works had surrendered, marking an end to a weeks-long siege....

 2022-05-20 19:31 

UPI

In photos: Scenes from Pimlico Race Course ahead of Preakness Stakes...

The Preakness Stakes takes place May 21, 2022 in Baltimore, Md., with other races filling out the weekend....

 2022-05-20 19:29 

Reuters

Protesters clash with police ahead of Davos meeting...

Dozens of anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police in Zurich on Friday ahead of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting in the Alpine resort of Davos starting on Sunday....

 2022-05-20 19:25 

Reuters

Three Italians kidnapped in southern Mali, church says...

Armed men have kidnapped an Italian couple and their son in southern Mali, their church said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 19:21 

Reuters

Hyundai Motor Group to invest $5.5 bln to build EV and battery facilities in U.S....

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group said on Friday it plans to invest about $5.54 billion to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing facilities in the United States....

 2022-05-20 19:20 

Reuters

Serb leader tells EU Bosnia cannot join sanctions against Russia...

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik told European Council President Charles Michel on Friday that Bosnia needs to maintain neutrality and not join EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-20 19:16 

Reuters

Germany and Italy approved Russian gas payments after nod from Brussels - sources...

Germany and Italy told companies they could open rouble accounts to keep buying Russian gas without breaching sanctions against Moscow following discussions with the European Union, sources said....

 2022-05-20 19:11 

Reuters

U.S. reiterates call for 'thorough and transparent' investigation into killing of Palestinian-American journalist...

The United States reiterated its call for a "thorough and transparent" investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and any investigation must include accountability, State Department spokesperson Ned Price s...

 2022-05-20 19:10 

Reuters

Union files NLRB charges against Chevron in California refinery strike...

The United Steelworkers union (USW) filed charges with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Chevron Corp this week stemming from a strike at the company's refinery in Richmond, California....

 2022-05-20 19:10 

UPI

[ Science ]

Asteroid 4 times larger than Empire State Building to fly past Earth...

A massive asteroid over a mile wide is expected to make a closer-than-normal trip past the Earth near the end of May, an approach so close that it could be spotted in the sky....

 2022-05-20 19:05 

Reuters

Russian government says no dividend for Sberbank on 2021 results...

The Russian government has instructed the finance ministry not to pay a dividend on 2021 results for common and preferred shares of Sberbank , the country's largest lender, according to a government order published on Friday....

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