Portuguese police have confirmed a new search for Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who has been missing since 2007.

LISBON (AP) — Portuguese police say they will resume the search for Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who disappeared in the Algarve region in 2007, in the next few days. Portugal’s judicial police issued a statement confirming local media reports that they would conduct the search at the request of German authorities and in the presence of British officials. Earlier on Monday, police were seen setting up tents and cordons in the Arade dam area, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Praia da Luz, where the 3-year-old was last seen alive. In mid-2020, German police identified Christian Bruckner, a 45-year-old German citizen who was in the Algarve in 2007, as a suspect. He denies his involvement.

Prince Harry’s attempt to pay for British police protection has failed in court

LONDON (AP) – A London judge has ruled against Prince Harry in his efforts to pay for police protection while visiting Britain. Tuesday’s ruling rejected the Duke of Sussex’s claim that the British government overstepped its authority when it denied his request to hire police. The British government stopped providing security after Harry and his wife Meghan left their royal duties and moved to California in 2020. Harry said he did not feel safe visiting with his young children and cited aggressive paparazzi. He separately challenges the decision to deny him state-paid security.

Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis wins $19 million settlement

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man killed by a sheriff’s deputy during a mental health crisis will receive $19 million from state and local agencies and changes to how officers are trained as part of a settlement. The shooting death of Christian Glass after his SUV became stuck in a mountain town last year drew national attention and prompted calls for changes in how authorities respond to people with mental health issues. Under the settlement announced Tuesday, the county where the shooting occurred will create a crisis response team and the sheriff’s office will train all deputies in crisis intervention.

A’s broadcaster Glenn Kuiper fired after racial slur on air

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper has been fired by NBC Sports California after using a racial slur during a telecast while describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Earlier this month, Kuiper was suspended from the network for his profanity that was heard on air during the pregame segment of the A’s game against the Kansas City Royals on May 5. Kuiper recounted a trip to the museum with co-star Dallas Braden, but apparently mispronounced the word “negro.” ”, making it sound like a swear word. NBC Sports California is reporting after an internal review that the network has decided to “end its relationship” with Kuiper.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are re-enacting a group of gay nuns for Pride Night honors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-invited a satirical LGBTQ+ group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to receive an award at the team’s annual Pride Night, nearly a week after rescinding the original invitation. The Dodgers announced Monday that the charity group will receive a Community Hero award on June 16. The sisters — mostly men who dress as nuns — were not invited last Wednesday after some conservatives and Catholics blasted the Dodgers for inviting a group they say mocks Catholicism. However, this decision caused its own backlash. After reversing course, the Dodgers apologized to the band and the LGBTQ+ community.

Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Everest for a record 28th time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita has climbed Mount Everest for the 28th time, breaking his own record less than a week after setting it. Two guides compete with each other for the title of the most ascents of the world’s highest peak. Expedition organizer Seven Summits Treks says Kami Rita reached the 29,032-foot summit at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. His latest ascent came a day after fellow Sherpa guide Pasang Dawa equaled his own record of 27 summit climbs. The race for the title began with Pasang Dawa reaching the summit for the 26th time on May 14, equaling Kami Rita’s previous record. Kami Rita climbed the peak three days later for the 27th time.

Actor Jeremy Renner wants tax breaks for film projects in northern Nevada, but he may have to wait

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Actor Jeremy Renner proposed an amendment to Nevada lawmakers Monday to include his home region in a tax deal to expand the Las Vegas movie industry. But his hopes of turning northern Nevada into a movie hub likely ended after the bill’s sponsor said it was too late to add the project to the amendment. State Sen. Robert Lange of Las Vegas says introducing a new idea less than two weeks into the session probably won’t work. A bipartisan group of lawmakers recently proposed $190 million in tax credits over 20 years aimed at bringing film production to two sites in southern Nevada.

Shelters begin to fill Guam as US Pacific territory prepares for Typhoon Mawar

HONOLULU (AP) — Guam’s governor is urging residents to stay home and warning that the island could be hit directly by Typhoon Mawar. The storm is intensifying on its way to the US territory in the Pacific Ocean. The National Weather Service says unless Guam takes a direct hit, the typhoon will come very close. It is expected to be a Category 4 storm. It could make landfall on southern Guam at noon local time Wednesday. The typhoon could be the strongest to hit Guam in two decades. Officials say it could cause significant damage. Residents are preparing, emergency shelters are being opened.

Drag Show restaurant files federal lawsuit against Florida and Governor DeSantis

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A popular Orlando restaurant that regularly hosts drag shows has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis less than a week after he signed a bill targeting drag shows. On Monday, the owner of Hamburger Mary’s Orlando filed a lawsuit in federal court in Orlando. The owner says the state is taking away the business’s First Amendment right to free speech. The restaurant is asking the court to temporarily suspend the law. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant hosted “family-friendly” drag shows on Sundays, but a new Florida law forces children to be banned from all shows. This resulted in a 20% drop in bookings on Sunday.

‘Mother Nature has no mercy’: Man stuck waist-deep in Alaskan mud flats and drowns as high tide comes in

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man walking with friends on a tidal mudflat in an Alaskan estuary got stuck up to his waist in quicksand-like mud and drowned when the tide came in before frantic rescuers could pull him out. Authorities say 20-year-old Zachary Porter of Lake Bluff, Illinois, went underwater Sunday night when high tide came in. His body was found on Monday. The accident was the latest tragedy in the Turnagain Rum, a 48-mile glacier-carved estuary that runs southeast of Anchorage. Over the years, the estuary’s dangerous muddy flats have claimed at least three other lives, and many more have been saved.

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