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Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S.
6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols.
Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

CHICAGO — A convicted felon on parole has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of three Chicago police officers outside a station, authorities said Friday.

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller.
TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said.

Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters.
US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

WASHINGTON — American consumers increased their spending in June by a solid 5.6%, helping regain some of record plunge that occurred after the coronavirus struck hard in March and paralyzed the economy.
Alan Parker, director of "Midnight Express," dies at 76

Alan Parker, director of "Midnight Express," dies at 76

LONDON — Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” and “Evita,” has died at 76, his family said.
Wages and benefits grow at slowest pace in 3 years

Wages and benefits grow at slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose at the slowest pace in three years in the April-June quarter, a sign that businesses are holding back on pay as well as cutting jobs in the coronavirus recession. Pay and benefits increased 0.
Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

NEW YORK — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic.