(AP) — A former tenant was scheduled to be in court Friday to face arson and murder charges in connection with a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last May that claimed the lives of four people, including a man who had sued right-wing radio host Alex Jones Infowars website.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A broadly smiling California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined about two dozen jubilant, cheering farm workers camped outside the state Capitol Wednesday to sign one of the most contentious bills before him this year, reversing course on a measure to help farm workers unionize after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris supported it.

Show pig

Brooklynn Atchley shows her swine livestock during the Custer County Free Fair.

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Congo has stirred resistance and concern among local Indigenous communities worried about damage to their homes and large swaths of forest, according to a report released Thursday by several environmental groups.

Blue ribbon artwork

Jaxton South, 10, of Arapaho, shows off his winning artwork from the Custer County Free Fair. South won four first-place ribbons, two reserve grand champion ribbons, one grand champion ribbon and one best of show.

(AP) — Responding to 'overwhelming demand,' the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly doubling the money available to states to buy electric models of the familiar yellow school buses that millions of children ride every school day.

(AP) — Six Republican- led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A muchdebated drug for Lou Gehrig's disease won U.S. approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, died at age 88.

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