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Patients evacuated as fire blazes in Johannesburg hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of patients are being evacuated from Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke Hospital where a fire is blazing through parts of the facility in South Africa's largest city. No...
Apr. 17, 2021

Russia detains Ukrainian consul over classified information

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has detained a Ukrainian diplomat for allegedly receiving classified information from a database of the country’s main security agency. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said...
Apr. 17, 2021

Riot declared after windows smashed in Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot on Friday night after authorities said protesters smashed windows and burglarized businesses during demonstrations that gathered in a park...
Apr. 17, 2021

China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

BEIJING (AP) — China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an "ironic attempt of...
Apr. 17, 2021

From Russia to Britain, Philip's royal ties spanned Europe

TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to...
Apr. 16, 2021

Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal...
Apr. 16, 2021

Highlights: An interview with China's vice foreign minister

BEIJING (AP) — China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng spoke with The Associated Press on a range of issues from U.S.-China relations to human rights. Below are highlights from Friday's...
Apr. 16, 2021

Philippine troops kill Egyptian, 2 Filipino militants

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed a suspected Egyptian would-be suicide bomber and two local Abu Sayyaf militants in what military officials said Saturday was a setback that would...
Apr. 16, 2021

Kauai police chief suspended without pay for mocking Asians

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The police commission on the Hawaii island of Kauai has suspended the police chief without pay for five days for making discriminatory comments after an investigation...
Apr. 16, 2021

Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than...
Apr. 16, 2021

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging...
Apr. 16, 2021

Once again, volcanic Caribbean island looks to recovery

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, on the morning of May...
Apr. 16, 2021

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 17, the 107th day of 2021. There are 258 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 17, 1970, Apollo...
Apr. 16, 2021

Myanmar pardons prisoners, unclear if activists among them

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's junta on Saturday announced it pardoned and released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the new year holiday, but it wasn't immediately clear if they...
Apr. 16, 2021

Coast Guard: 2 more capsize victims recovered off Louisiana

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers searching the site of a capsized lift boat off Louisiana recovered two more unresponsive crewmembers late Friday, the Coast Guard said after another day...
Apr. 16, 2021

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he...
Apr. 16, 2021

State's own expert told grand jury police didn't kill Prude

Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert...
Apr. 16, 2021

Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1, in unveiling plans aimed...
Apr. 16, 2021

Mexico says 14 townships refuse coronavirus vaccines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities said Friday that 14 of the country’s roughly 2,600 townships have refused to allow vaccination teams to administer anti-coronavirus doses there. Assistant Health...
Apr. 16, 2021

LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a...
Apr. 16, 2021

Grand jury to consider charges in death of Texas protester

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury will consider whether to bring charges against a man who drove into a crowd demonstrating in Austin against police violence last July and...
Apr. 16, 2021

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden...
Apr. 16, 2021

Celebrities make a stand for COVID vaccines on TV special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda are part of a special aimed...
Apr. 16, 2021

AZ--Arizona News Digest UPDATE

Good evening. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix...
Apr. 16, 2021

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income...
Apr. 16, 2021

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