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Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

CHICAGO (AP) — Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. He was 85.
Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers.

Univ of South Carolina president quits, says 'trust is lost'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The embattled president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and a misidentification of the school itself.

Mexico rights group: government must protect own journalist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government National Human Rights Commission has taken the odd position that a protection mechanism for journalists should protect the head of the government’s own news agency.
LA Sparks star Ogwumike adds executive producer to resume

LA Sparks star Ogwumike adds executive producer to resume

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is already one of the busiest athletes in professional sports but the multifaceted basketball player and radio host added another accomplishment during the offseason.
Florida takes step toward the catching of goliath grouper

Florida takes step toward the catching of goliath grouper

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Phylicia Rashad to lead Howard College of Fine Arts

Phylicia Rashad to lead Howard College of Fine Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Famed actor Phylicia Rashad is returning to her alma mater as the new dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts.
The Latest: Normal operations for Md. indoor, outdoor venues

The Latest: Normal operations for Md. indoor, outdoor venues

ANAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland is allowing all Indoor and outdoor venues to resume normal operations this weekend. Gov.
US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID shot for kids 12 and up

US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID shot for kids 12 and up

U.S. health advisers endorsed use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12 on Wednesday — just as planned new guidelines say it's OK for people of any age to get a coronavirus shot at the same time as other needed vaccinations.

Charges filed after mummy of spiritual leader found in home

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged seven people after the mummified body of the leader of a spiritual group called Love Has Won was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine in a southern Colorado home.