By Danica Kirka
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign entered new territory Tuesday when the 96-year-old monarch delegated the formal opening of Parliament to her son and heir, Prince Charles. The ceremony, which includes the reading of the Queen’s Speech laying out the government’s legislative program, is considered an important symbol […]

By Mark Gillispie
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND (AP) – How much money should CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies pay two Ohio counties in damages to help abate the effects of the opioid crisis? That’s the question in front of a federal judge in Cleveland, who will begin hearing testimony on Tuesday after a jury found the […]

By Samuel Petrequin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRUSSELS (AP) – France’s president warned Monday that decades could pass before Ukraine joins the European Union, and proposed a new political organization to bring together countries on the continent that share EU values but are not part of the bloc. During a speech marking Europe Day in Strasbourg, France, […]

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BEIJING (AP) – Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Notices issued in several districts said residents were ordered to stay home and are barred from receiving nonessential deliveries as part of […]

The Gun and Hobby Show will be held May 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. A variety of hunting related vendors will be on hand. Admission is $5. Free for children under 5. A Mother’s Day Market will be held May 7 from […]

By Stephen Groves
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – It took two trips over state lines, navigating icy roads and a patchwork of state laws, for a 32-year-old South Dakota woman to get abortion pills last year. For abortion-seekers like her, such journeys, along with pills sent through the mail, will grow in importance […]

By Ashraf Khalil
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) – Foxes are known to raid henhouses. But this raid, on an outdoor zoo yard housing dozens of bright pink flamingos unable to fly away, was many times worse. Zookeepers at the National Zoo made a macabre discovery this week when they entered the outdoor enclosure that housed […]

By David Pitt
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize on Thursday. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was awarded the $250,000 prize in recognition of […]