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9 in SUV have major injuries in border crash that killed 13

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — Nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people that drove through an opening in a border wall suffered major injuries after their vehicle slammed...
Mar. 4, 2021

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% in slight uptick

BEIJING (AP) — China is increasing its defense spending by 6.8%, a slight uptick from last year, amid high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic impact. A...
Mar. 4, 2021

China announces slight uptick in defense spending by 6.8% amid high government debt, coronavirus pandemic impact

BEIJING (AP) — China announces slight uptick in defense spending by 6.8% amid high government debt, coronavirus pandemic impact.
Mar. 4, 2021

China announces 'over 6%' economic growth target, tech plans

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation Friday and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension with Washington...
Mar. 4, 2021

Japan to extend virus emergency for 2 weeks for Tokyo area

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government will extend a state of emergency in the Tokyo region for another two weeks because its medical systems are still strained by COVID-19 patients, the...
Mar. 4, 2021

Pacific quake sets off tsunami, threat lifts in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in...
Mar. 4, 2021

New Zealand sees small tsunami waves after strong South Pacific earthquake, says further threat has passed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand sees small tsunami waves after strong South Pacific earthquake, says further threat has passed.
Mar. 4, 2021

China announces "over 6%" economic growth target, tech plans

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension with Washington and...
Mar. 4, 2021

China sets economic growth target of "over 6%" for 2021, announces plans for tech development, cleaner industry

BEIJING (AP) — China sets economic growth target of "over 6%" for 2021, announces plans for tech development, cleaner industry.
Mar. 4, 2021

What a difference a year makes: California poised to reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This April should look very different than the last for California’s nearly 40 million residents, with a new plan from the governor that will speed up...
Mar. 4, 2021

Mexico City launches Latin America's latest cable car line

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City has launched the first of what it hopes will be several cable-car lines serving the poorer outskirts of the city of 9 million. Thursday's...
Mar. 4, 2021

Highlights: What's changed in the Senate's COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday came out with their version of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. A look at some of the major changes in the bill...
Mar. 4, 2021

Louisiana AG loses in suit against reporter over records

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge on Thursday ruled against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in a lawsuit he filed against a reporter who requested public records. The Advocate...
Mar. 4, 2021

Boy Scouts given more time to respond to lawsuit over assets

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The official committee representing child sex abuse victims in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has agreed to give the BSA more time to respond to...
Mar. 4, 2021

California to give 40% of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin sending 40% of all vaccine doses to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the state to try to inoculate people most at risk from...
Mar. 4, 2021

The Latest: Maryland to distribute vaccines more equitably

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan released further plans Thursday to distribute COVID-19 vaccines more equitably to underserved parts of Maryland, after leaders of the state’s largest Black populations criticized...
Mar. 4, 2021

By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest of margins Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they...
Mar. 4, 2021

Florida governor faces growing claims of vaccine favoritism

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving...
Mar. 4, 2021

Oklahoma man gets over 3 years for smuggling guns to UAE

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for illegally smuggling firearms to the Middle East to help fight the Islamic State...
Mar. 4, 2021

Biden lauds NASA team for giving US 'dose of confidence'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of an unmanned rover on Mars and for giving the country a...
Mar. 4, 2021

North Dakota House expels lawmaker accused of misconduct

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House on Thursday took an unprecedented step and booted a lawmaker accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol. The Republican-controlled...
Mar. 4, 2021

North Dakota House expels lawmaker accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota House expels lawmaker accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol.
Mar. 4, 2021

Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano continued to spew columns of ash thousands of feet (meters) into the air Thursday, but residents of hamlets on the volcano’s slopes have...
Mar. 4, 2021

Agency cancels Hawaii tsunami watch after huge Pacific quake

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled a tsunami watch Thursday for Hawaii that was issued after a huge earthquake occurred in a remote area between New...
Mar. 4, 2021

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slave portraits at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Connecticut woman who said Harvard University illegally owned photos of her enslaved ancestors and refused to turn...
Mar. 4, 2021

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