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British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

LONDON — British Steel Ltd has been ordered into liquidation as it struggles with industry-wide troubles and Brexit, threatening 5,000 workers and another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain.

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Booker International Prize

LONDON — Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters in a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.
California sues over $1B in cancelled high-speed rail money

California sues over $1B in cancelled high-speed rail money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project, escalating the state's feud with the federal government.
Deputy shoots knife-wielding man outside South Dakota jail

Deputy shoots knife-wielding man outside South Dakota jail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities say a man was shot outside of a South Dakota jail after he charged at officers with a knife. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says authorities responded to gunshots just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandal

Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandal

NASHVILLE — Tennessee's embattled House speaker said Tuesday that he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages.
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land.
"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

LOS ANGELES — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.
Madonna perfects her off-key Eurovision act online

Madonna perfects her off-key Eurovision act online

JERUSALEM — The Queen of Pop has cleaned up her act. After her much-panned performance in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Madonna's official YouTube channel released a noticeably touched-up version.
Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash

Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — A judge has delayed sentencing for former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident.
With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes

With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes

CANNES, France — Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles.