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Witness tells of horror as truck rams into Arizona bike race

PHOENIX (AP) — Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend's community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders.

Police: Man wanted in 3 Oregon deaths arrested in Milwaukee

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people at a casino campground and in a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city turned himself in to police in Milwaukee, authorities said Sunday,

Officials: Deadly Pride parade crash appears unintentional

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A member of a men’s chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group's director said Sunday, correcting initial speculation that it was a hate crime directed at the gay community.

Body of fourth tuber has been found in North Carolina river

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday.

Officials say deadly Pride parade crash was not intentional

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A member of a men’s chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group's director said Sunday, clarifying initial speculation that it was a hate crime directed at the gay community.

Take 2: Spacewalking astronauts install new solar panel

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence.

12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Ivory Coast's former president Gbagbo attends Mass in public

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has made one of his first public appearances since returning home after nearly a decade in exile, attending Mass on Sunday as residents of his hometown made preparations for his visit.

Trump cowboy seeks 2nd act in politics after Capitol breach

He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for Couy Griffin after the cowboy, pastor and county commission rode to national political fame by embracing President Donald Trump with a series of horseback caravans. Griffin came crashing down with a defiant stand against President Joe Biden’s election. He is charting an uncertain future among thousands of Trump loyalists in public office, and a smaller cadre who flirted with insurrection and could pay a high price.

Tokyo: Olympics like no other with Olympic Village to match

The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics will be like no other when they open on July 23. And they’ll have an idiosyncratic Olympic Village to match. This can be seen in the aptly named “Fever Clinic,” a prefabricated complex of isolation rooms inside the sprawling village on Tokyo Bay. The clinic is where PCR tests will be given to athletes or staff suspected of carrying COVID-19. This is the spot nobody will want to visit. The village opens on July 13 with 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes expected to attend. The village consists of 21 residential towers varying from 14 to 18 floors with a total of 3,600 rooms. They’re equipped with 18,000 beds, famously with disposable cardboard frames and spartan furnishings.

'It lessens my bills': $500 payments tested in upstate NY

Five-hundred-dollar payments were recently sent out to 100 residents in the small towns, rural corners and city blocks of Ulster County in upstate New York. Recipients can use the extra monthly payments for whatever they need, be it food or a car payment. For researchers, the payments upstate could give them a fuller picture of how increasingly popular guaranteed income programs work. Cities from Compton, California, and Richmond Virginia, are currently trying out direct payments, but this program stretches out over a mix of places, some of them miles from bus lines and supermarkets.

Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man's family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer.

'It lessens my bills': $500 payments tested in upstate NY

Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York.

Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona on Saturday, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store, authorities said.

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.

Brothers set record crossing large gap in park on a highline

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Southwest US states bake, wildfire threatens Arizona towns

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend.