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Atlanta mayor: 'Monster' who killed parkgoer must be caught

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The “monster” who stabbed a woman to death and also killed her dog as they walked through a popular Atlanta park must be taken off the streets, but rumors are not helping police to solve the case, the city’s mayor said Tuesday.

Detective: Suspect's friends believed he had gun in theater

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting two young people inside a Southern California movie theater last week was accompanied by three friends who told investigators they were alarmed because they believed he had brought a gun into the cinema, a newspaper reported.

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry's parent over Israel boycott

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.

New York Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. The nearly five-month investigation, conducted by two outside lawyers…

Hit with #MeToo revolt, Blizzard Entertainment chief is out

The president of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment is stepping down weeks after the maker of video games like “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over their work environment.

CDC calls for more syringe access in WVa county hit by HIV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who inject drugs in West Virginia's largest county should have expanded access to sterile syringes, testing and treatment in response to one of the nation’s highest spikes of HIV cases, according to federal and state recommendations released Tuesday.

AP appoints Daisy Veerasingham as agency's president and CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press appointed Daisy Veerasingham, its executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the news cooperative’s president and CEO on Tuesday, setting her up to replace the retiring Gary Pruitt at the beginning of next year.

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that.