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Immigrant families from San Diego area stuck in Afghanistan

Immigrant families from San Diego area stuck in Afghanistan

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Multiple families from a San Diego suburb with a large refugee population are among those stuck in Afghanistan after going back to the country over summer break to visit grandparents and other relatives.
The Latest: Australia state easing rules as vaccine goal met

The Latest: Australia state easing rules as vaccine goal met

SYDNEY — Authorities in Australia’s New South Wales state say they will ease pandemic restrictions for vaccinated adults next month even as they are reporting a record 1,029 coronavirus infections and three deaths from COVID-19.
Luke Combs, Dan + Shay celebrated by peers at ACM Honors

Luke Combs, Dan + Shay celebrated by peers at ACM Honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Rascal Flatts and more country artists were celebrated alongside prominent songwriters, producers and industry leaders at the Academy of Country Music Honors awards show.
Nirvana sued by man who was nude baby on 'Nevermind' cover

Nirvana sued by man who was nude baby on 'Nevermind' cover

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 30-year-old man who appeared nude at 4 months old in 1991 on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album is suing the band and others, alleging the image is child pornography they have profited from.
Masks ordered for most Florida students, defying DeSantis

Masks ordered for most Florida students, defying DeSantis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just over half of Florida’s 2.8 million public school students now face mandates to wear masks in classrooms as a courtroom battle continues over efforts by Gov. Ron DeSantis to leave such decisions up to parents.
Judge rejects bid to allow guns at Minnesota State Fair

Judge rejects bid to allow guns at Minnesota State Fair

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by a gun owners group for a temporary injunction to require the Minnesota State Fair to allow permit holders to carry their pistols on the fairgrounds, ruling Wednesday that they're unlikely to prevai
Delta will charge unvaccinated employees $200 per month

Delta will charge unvaccinated employees $200 per month

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $5
Joni Mitchell named MusiCares' 2022 Person of the Year ahead of Grammys

Joni Mitchell named MusiCares' 2022 Person of the Year ahead of Grammys

TORONTO — Joni Mitchell has been named MusiCares' 2022 Person of the Year. The beloved Canadian singer-songwriter will be toasted by the music industry at the Recording Academy's pre-Grammys charity event in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2022.
Porn actor Ron Jeremy indicted on over 30 sex assault counts

Porn actor Ron Jeremy indicted on over 30 sex assault counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said.
The secret bias hidden in mortgage-approval algorithms

The secret bias hidden in mortgage-approval algorithms

The new four-bedroom house in Charlotte, North Carolina, was Crystal Marie and Eskias McDaniels’ personal American dream, the reason they had moved to this Southern town from pricey Los Angeles a few years ago.