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Pope Francis meets with top Shiite cleric in Iraq

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis is set to meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam, in Iraq's holy city of Najaf...
Mar. 5, 2021

Diplomats: UN fails to approve call to end Tigray violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attempt to get U.N. Security Council approval for a statement calling for an end to violence in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and to spotlight the...
Mar. 5, 2021

Pope Francis meets Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in historic encounter to encourage coexistence

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis meets Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in historic encounter to encourage coexistence.
Mar. 5, 2021

Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after the U.N. special envoy urged the Security Council to take action...
Mar. 5, 2021

California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening-day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly a year after coronavirus restrictions shuttered...
Mar. 5, 2021

Kansas places Miles on administrative leave after LSU report

Kansas placed coach Les Miles on administrative leave Friday night, hours after a report released by LSU revealed school officials there considered firing him in 2013 because of his behavior...
Mar. 5, 2021

Senate Dems strike jobless aid deal, relief bill OK in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece...
Mar. 5, 2021

Senate resumes work on virus bill after jobless benefit deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece...
Mar. 5, 2021

US says it will reduce detention of immigrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities will no longer use a small Pennsylvania detention center to hold parents and children seeking asylum, part of a broader shift by President Joe...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Ontario wants vaccine shot in adults by June 20

TORONTO — The head of the vaccine program for Canada’s most populous province expects to get every adult in Ontario a first vaccine shot by June 20. Ontario and provincial...
Mar. 5, 2021

Trump offers early endorsement for loyal SC governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a second full term in 2022, continuing their yearslong alliance in a...
Mar. 5, 2021

Senate leaders, Manchin agree on virus bill jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece...
Mar. 5, 2021

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Democratic state attorneys general that had sought to force the federal government to recognize Virginia's vote last year to...
Mar. 5, 2021

Students at Brigham Young make rainbow light display on 'Y'

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Students at Brigham Young University illuminated the letter “Y” on a mountain overlooking the Provo campus on Thursday with rainbow colors in a display meant to...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Montana teachers to receive vaccines next week

HELENA, Mont. -- Educators in Montana will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines next week through a federal partnership with pharmacies. President Joe Biden announced the program earlier this week, with the...
Mar. 5, 2021

Omaha mayor's family says her husband has died

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, said Friday her husband has died, several hours after police found a dead man at the couple’s home. A statement from...
Mar. 5, 2021

Boeing Max makes emergency landing due to engine indicator

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max made an emergency landing Friday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey, after pilots noticed a possible problem with an engine oil...
Mar. 5, 2021

Fewer than 5,000 customers without water in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fewer than 5,000 water customers were still without service Friday afternoon in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson — a development a top official called “positive progress”...
Mar. 5, 2021

Study: No partisan benefit from mail voting in 2020 election

Donald Trump last year publicly worried that the explosion in voting by mail during the pandemic would increase turnout so much that “you'd never have a Republican elected in this...
Mar. 5, 2021

'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A member of the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team has died at a treatment center for mental illness. Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed Friday that...
Mar. 5, 2021

Testimony ends in key hearing for 3 tied to Whitmer plot

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A war veteran who said he believes in small government explained Friday how he became an FBI informant in a federal investigation of an alleged plot...
Mar. 5, 2021

Police cleared of criminal wrongdoing in four shootings

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Department of Justice has cleared police of criminal wrongdoing in four shootings last year, one of them fatal. Reports released Friday concluded that police were...
Mar. 5, 2021

Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streets

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Orchestra music envelops the streets of a Venezuelan city every time a truck carrying musicians has made its way through traffic for the past year, capturing...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: South Carolina governor lifts mandates on masks

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Gov. Henry McMaster lifted mandates Friday on face coverings in South Carolina’s government office buildings and restaurants, leaving it up to state administrative officials and restaurant...
Mar. 5, 2021

North Dakota lawmaker expulsion reveals policy problems

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — After the North Dakota House voted to expel a lawmaker accused of a long pattern of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, attention has turned to...
Mar. 5, 2021

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