Sunday, May 27, 2018

San Francisco nudity ban upheld in federal court

Nudity ban near in San Francisco

A judge cleared the way Tuesday for San Francisco to ban most displays of public nudity, ruling that an ordinance set to take effect Friday does not violate the free speech rights of residents and visitors who like going out in the buff. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen refused to block the ban temporarily or to allow a lawsuit challenging it to proceed. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 last month to prohibit residents and visitors over age 5 from exposing their genitals on public streets, in parks or plazas or while using public transit. The measure was in response to a group of nudists that regularly gathers in the city's predominantly gay Castro District.

New Zealand may cut mail delivery

Snail mail may be about to get even slower in New Zealand. The country's postal service is considering cutting delivery from six days a week to three to cut costs as people increasingly turn to the Internet to pay bills and communicate. The island nation of 4.5 million is among many countries struggling to sustain a viable postal service. Mail volumes in New Zealand dropped by 24 percent in the past 10 years and are forecast to drop by another 25 percent in the next five years. A proposal by the U.S. Postal Service to cut its delivery obligation from six days a week to five to reduce costs has proved contentious and has not been passed by Congress.

Associated Press

BY THE NUMBERS

$2.5M

Amount that a 1913 Liberty Head nickel is expected to fetch at an auction April 25 in suburban Chicago. The nickel is one of only five known to exist.

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Live Coverage: Sunday’s Alberto updates

Live Coverage: Sunday’s Alberto updates

Here’s the latest. First, a look at the radar over Florida as of 8:10 p.m. Sunday. For a look at the live, interactive radar, click here.Screen grab of the TBO radar reading of the weather over Florida from 8:10 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Credit: TBO...
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Martin Fennelly: A column to match Rays’ upside-down pitching

Martin Fennelly: A column to match Rays’ upside-down pitching

In the spirit of the Rays' topsy-turvy pitching alignments, last goes first in this column. Go to the end to start reading."The buy-in that we get, the buy-in to each other, and the team effort has been really fun to be part of to this point," Cash s...
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Rays journal: Reliever Austin Pruitt pitches nearly six scoreless innings for first save

Rays journal: Reliever Austin Pruitt pitches nearly six scoreless innings for first save

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays RHP Austin Pruitt has started and worked out of the bullpen, in both short and long relief.But he did not expect to pick up his second career save Sunday by having to log 5⅔ innings, allowing only three hits whi...
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Rays bats come alive with six-run rally to beat Orioles 8-3

Rays bats come alive with six-run rally to beat Orioles 8-3

ST. PETERSBURG — If you think the Rays are holding their pitching staff together with baling wire, duct tape and an overbooked shuttle to Triple-A Durham, a bigger story might be how their bats keep producing runs no matter who is swinging them...
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AP Top News at 8:18 p.m. EDT

AP Top News at 8:18 p.m. EDT
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Healy, newcomer Colome help Mariners beat Twins 3-1

Healy, newcomer Colome help Mariners beat Twins 3-1

Ryon Healy doubled home two runs in the eighth inning and Alex Colome earned a save in his first outing for Seattle as the Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-1
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The Latest: Witness: Flash flood sweeps cars down street

The Latest: Witness: Flash flood sweeps cars down street

Flash flood sends raging waters into a Maryland community, pushing parked cars down street
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Conservative, leftist head to contentious runoff in Colombia

Conservative, leftist head to contentious runoff in Colombia

The conservative protégé of a powerful former president and a leftist former guerrilla who has galvanized voters with an anti-establishment message appear headed for what promises to be a polarizing run-off election for president in Colombia
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Conservative, leftist head to contentious runoff in Colombia

Conservative, leftist head to contentious runoff in Colombia

The conservative protégé of a powerful former president and a leftist former guerrilla who has galvanized voters with an anti-establishment message appear headed for what promises to be a polarizing run-off election for president in Colombia
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NASCAR's hottest driver out of circuit's longest race

NASCAR's hottest driver out of circuit's longest race

NASCAR's hottest driver in Kevin Harvick is out of the Coca-Cola 600 after hitting the wall less than 100 laps into the circuit's longest race
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