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New sentencing set for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — A new sentencing date has been set for former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident. The Des Moines Register reports Soules will be sentenced on Aug.
Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms

Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district's policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity.
Lawyers duel in Paris over Chris Brown rape allegations

Lawyers duel in Paris over Chris Brown rape allegations

PARIS — Lawyers have issued very different takes on a formal meeting in Paris that was supposed to take place Tuesday between an alleged rape victim and American singer-songwriter Chris Brown.
Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

KAWASAKI, Japan — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing hi
German police: "Guardian angel" pigeon protected speeder

German police: "Guardian angel" pigeon protected speeder

BERLIN — Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment.
Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

PORT KLANG, Malaysia — Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K.
California beach tribute for Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar

California beach tribute for Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Family members, friends and fans attended a Southern California beach memorial for Dick Dale, the late King of the Surf Guitar.
'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings' record

'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings' record

LOS ANGELES — James Holzhauer's "Jeopardy" winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings' record earnings in the next month.
China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

BEIJING — China has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage's hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith communities through a process of sinicization.