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BC-US--AP Weekly News Calendar, US

May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 14

ATHENS — Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks at a two-day Economist conference on Greece at a critical time for the country, which is now running out of time to reach a deal with international creditors. Several other ministers to speak as well.

BELGRADE — A Serbian court is expected to rule on whether to legally rehabilitate a World War II royalist guerrilla commander by quashing his treason verdict handed down by post-war Communist authorities.

BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine Midwives Association holds a “naked demonstration” protesting against a proposal from the country’s health ministry to prohibit home births.

WASHINGTON — The U.S., voters on a bill that would criminalize abortions in most states starting at the 20th week of pregnancy.

BOSTON — Jurors spend their first full day of deliberations on the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, weighing evidence and arguments for the death penalty vs. life in prison.

DENVER — While California and much of the west suffer through extreme drought, parts of Colorado have been deluged with rain and pounded with hail. A look at what spring precipitation means for downstream states that rely on rivers that originate in Colorado.

HONOLULU — A German who lives on Kauai is expected to be sentenced for smuggling oil that is used to make ecstasy.

Friday, May 15

BELGRADE — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Serbia for talks that are expected to focus on bilateral relations and the Balkan country’s chairmanship for the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe.

Saturday, May 16

CAIRO — An Egyptian court is set to give a verdict in one of the trials of ousted President Mohammed Morsi for his alleged ties to Hamas and other militant Islamist groups.

VIENNA — Celebrities rub shoulders with partygoers dressed in little more than body paint and cross dressers in wild costumes at Europe’s biggest charity event supporting AIDS research.

BALTIMORE — Horseracing’s Preakness Stakes, second leg of the triple crown.

SACRAMENTO, California — The favorite of the Democratic party’s left wing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, speaks to California Democrats at the party’s spring conclave.

Sunday, May 17

CARACAS, Venezuela — The opposition holds primaries to elect candidates for legislative elections that it is expected to win.

LAS VEGAS — Singer Taylor Swift is the top nominee at the Billboard Music Awards.

BETHLEHEM, Connecticut — The prayer of a un who once shared an on-scree kiss with Elvis Presley have been answered. Sister Dolores Hart, who left Hollywood for the cloistered life, hoped by telling her story tto raise enough money to save the abbey in western Connecticut. It is now embarking on an $8 million renovation.

Monday, May 18

LONDON — The British parliament reconvenes after the elections to swear in new members and elect a speaker.

PARIS — A court in western France rules on whether two police officers contributed to the death of a two teens in 2005 in an accident that sparked three weeks of national rioting by largely minority youths angry at the lack of opportunity and entrenched discrimination.

Tuesday, May 19

CONCORD, New Hampshire — A hearing is set to determine whether a man convicted of killing an 18-year-old girl more than four decades ago should get another trial based on new DNA evidence.

Wednesday May 20

CONCORD, New Hampshire — The cousin of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords is sentenced for his role in trying to expand the violent cartel’s reach into the United States and Europe. Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman said he was a direct representative of Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo, in talks with undercover FBI agents.

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