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As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some seeking 9/11-style commission

With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still raging about the origin of the virus and the government's response, a push is underway on Capitol Hill and...
Jun. 17, 2021

Denmark and Belgium players halt Euro 2020 game after 10 minutes to observe minute’s applause for Christian Eriksen

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Denmark and Belgium players halt Euro 2020 game after 10 minutes to observe minute’s applause for Christian Eriksen.
Jun. 17, 2021

EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called “Juneteenth.” President Joe...
Jun. 17, 2021

Stocks mixed as investors digest Fed outlook for the economy

Stocks were mixed Thursday as investors continued to interpret new guidance from the Federal Reserve which is now looking at potentially raising interest rates as soon as 2023. The S&P...
Jun. 17, 2021

Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda dies at age 97

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the country’s president Edward Lungu announced on Facebook Thursday evening. Kaunda's son, Kamarange Kaunda,...
Jun. 17, 2021

Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officers who serve on a specialized crowd control unit in Portland, Oregon, who have responded to the city’s ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse...
Jun. 17, 2021

Lordstown Motors reverses, says it has no firm truck orders

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Struggling electric truck maker Lordstown Motors said Thursday it doesn't have any firm orders for its vehicles, just days after its president said the company had...
Jun. 17, 2021

Zambia's first president and champion of African independence, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at age of 97, says country's leader

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's first president and champion of African independence, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at age of 97, says country's leader.
Jun. 17, 2021

Putin praises summit result, calls Biden a tough negotiator

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and called him an astute and shrewd negotiator. The two...
Jun. 17, 2021

Lisbon ringed off at weekends as Portugal fights virus surge

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Travel in and out of the Lisbon metropolitan area is to be banned over coming weekends as Portuguese authorities respond to a spike in new COVID-19...
Jun. 17, 2021

Man pleads guilty to shooting Black girl at Iowa Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supporter of former President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to felony charges for firing his handgun into a carful of Black girls who were...
Jun. 17, 2021

Swedish leader to decide what's best after confidence vote

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish prime minister said Thursday he will wait to learn the outcome of no-confidence vote and then “think through what is best for Sweden" after...
Jun. 17, 2021

Reports detail tense moments with Georgia election monitors

ATLANTA (AP) — As a pair of election workers sat at a table counting ballots during an audit of Georgia's presidential election in November, no fewer than eight Republican monitors...
Jun. 17, 2021

Students pulled from car, stunned by Atlanta police sue

ATLANTA (AP) — Two students pulled from their car and hit with stun guns by Atlanta police while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death...
Jun. 17, 2021

The Latest: Official: US to spend $3B for antiviral pills

WASHINGTON — The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19. That’s according to an official briefed on the matter. The pills...
Jun. 17, 2021

Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, officials said Thursday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert,...
Jun. 17, 2021

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the...
Jun. 17, 2021

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the...
Jun. 17, 2021

US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan ordered a near-complete lockdown Thursday because of a massive spike in coronavirus cases among employees. Already on uncertain footing due to the...
Jun. 17, 2021

Official: US to spend $3B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, according to an official briefed on the matter. The pills,...
Jun. 17, 2021

AP Interview: Tibet exile leader hopes to resume China talks

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The new president of the Tibetan exile government said on Thursday he will do his best to resume a dialogue with China after more than a...
Jun. 17, 2021

Official: US to invest more than $3 billion in COVID-19 antiviral pill, could arrive by year’s end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Official: US to invest more than $3 billion in COVID-19 antiviral pill, could arrive by year’s end.
Jun. 17, 2021

Germany: 1 teen dead, 2 missing after swimming in Rhine

BERLIN (AP) — Germany police said Thursday that a 17-year-old girl has died and two others are missing after going swimming in the Rhine river during a heatwave. Authorities were...
Jun. 17, 2021

No breakthrough during 'exhausting' online climate talks

BERLIN (AP) — No breakthroughs have been made on key issues during three weeks of international climate talks that ended Thursday, officials said, with plans now for a select group...
Jun. 17, 2021

Inquiry slams security faults before Manchester Arena attack

LONDON (AP) — A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grade concert in northwest England concluded Thursday that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and...
Jun. 17, 2021

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