Around The Country
- California Senate race sets up clash of titansCalifornia is finally getting a wide-open Senate election that lives up to its progressive reputation as a field of liberal candidates prepare for battle.
- Billy Packer, legendary voice of college basketball Final Fours, dies at 82CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Billy Packer, an Emmy award-winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, died Thursday.
- Memphis police set to release video showing fatal beating of Tyre NicholsVideo of the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, who died three days after a traffic stop by police, is set to be released by Memphis officials Friday evening.
- Oregon police hunt man accused of torturing woman 2 years after Vegas kidnapping convictionPolice in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity for weeks before the victim managed to escape.
- Jay Leno reportedly suffers broken bones in motorcycle accident months after garage fireJay Leno is reportedly recovering from a motorcycle accident last week that left him with several broken bones just months after he sustained serious burns in a fire that broke out in his Los Angeles garage.
- Five Chinese citizens were killed in Half Moon Bay shootingFive Chinese citizens were among the victims in a shooting in the California town of Half Moon Bay, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco said.
- TikTok tries to sell ‘Project Texas’ as it fights for survival in the U.S.TikTok is going on the offensive in Washington, D.C., in a stepped-up effort to counter calls to ban the app in the U.S. over its Chinese ownership.