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Romania's LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle

Romania's LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998. The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in the European Union.
Radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism dies of COVID

Radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism dies of COVID

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 has died. He was 61. Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.
Henri thwarts Central Park concert hailing NYC virus rebound

Henri thwarts Central Park concert hailing NYC virus rebound

NEW YORK (AP) — A superstar-laden Central Park concert meant to celebrate New York City’s recovery from the coronavirus was cut short because of severe weather as Hurricane Henri approached .
Little League: New life for US squads with no foreign teams

Little League: New life for US squads with no foreign teams

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Look out for the underdogs. With no international bracket at the Little League World Series this year because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, runners-up in the U.S.
Two LGBT marches held in Poland under heavy police security

Two LGBT marches held in Poland under heavy police security

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Parades for LGBT rights took place under heavy police presence Saturday at the foot of Catholic Poland’s most revered monastery in Czestochowa, in the south, and in Gdansk, on the Baltic coast.
Silenced by COVID, mariachi Mass returns to Tucson cathedral

Silenced by COVID, mariachi Mass returns to Tucson cathedral

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A blast of festive trumpet flourishes and guitarrón bass breaks the solemn hush of Mass on a torrid August desert morning.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin; Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.
'Unmute us': Marchers demand return of Dutch music festivals

'Unmute us': Marchers demand return of Dutch music festivals

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch music fans have been banned for months from going to large-scale festivals due to coronavirus restrictions. On Saturday, the festivals came to them.
The Latest: Central Park concert expected to draw thousands

The Latest: Central Park concert expected to draw thousands

NEW YORK — The sounds of song will be ringing out from Central Park, with thousands expected for a superstar-laden concert meant to celebrate New York City’s recovery from the coronavirus.