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BP agrees to $500K penalty, soot limits at Indiana refinery

Oil giant BP agreed Thursday to pay a $512,450 penalty and reduce soot emissions from its Whiting refinery in Indiana under an agreement with regulators and activists who accused the...
Dec. 2, 2021

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

MIAMI (AP) — After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of...
Dec. 2, 2021

Armed man outside UN arrested after standoff, lockdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main...
Dec. 2, 2021

Donations improve how kids learn amid ongoing COVID concerns

When COVID-19 forced Claire Mansur to teach her fourth-grade reading students online instead of in the classroom, she thought about giving up as a teacher. Students at Gladstone Elementary School...
Dec. 2, 2021

'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to...
Dec. 2, 2021

10th juror seated at trial of officer who shot Daunte Wright

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection moved forward Thursday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death, with a 10th juror seated ahead of...
Dec. 2, 2021

Portugal experts to study church sex abuse, not investigate

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lay head of a new Portuguese Catholic Church committee on child sex abuse urged victims Thursday to come forward but stressed his group's task is...
Dec. 2, 2021

A weary pope urges Greek, Turkish Cypriots to heal division

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of...
Dec. 2, 2021

Virginia House recount underway; could affirm GOP majority

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Election officials began the painstaking process Thursday of recounting votes in one of two unresolved races in Virginia that will settle whether Republicans have reclaimed...
Dec. 2, 2021

Police: Homeless man fatally stabbed teen without motive

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man with a history of random violence fatally stabbed a 14-year-old boy riding his bike during a chance encounter and without apparent motive,...
Dec. 2, 2021

Live updates: Swiss international school ordered to isolate

GENEVA — Swiss health authorities have ordered the entire student body and staff of a branch of a renowned international school – some 2,000 people -- to go into quarantine...
Dec. 2, 2021

Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls

On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as...
Dec. 2, 2021

Lawyer: Attack on Smollett was real, brothers sought payoff

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s lawyer suggested Thursday that an aspiring actor and his brother committed an anti-gay, racist attack against the former “Empire” actor because they didn't like him,...
Dec. 2, 2021

IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript nor make any reference...
Dec. 2, 2021

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings kick of Miami's Art Basel

MIAMI (AP) — After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of...
Dec. 2, 2021

Austria's new chancellor resigns; predecessor quits politics

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced Thursday he is stepping down just two months after taking over from predecessor Sebastian Kurz, who stumbled over corruption allegations. Schallenberg, a...
Dec. 2, 2021

Starbucks fights expanding unionization effort at its stores

Starbucks is fighting an expanded effort to unionize its stores, even as a union vote proceeds at three of the coffee-chain's locations in Buffalo, New York. Union organizers from three...
Dec. 2, 2021

New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen...
Dec. 2, 2021

Armed man outside UN prompts standoff, lockdown

NEW YORK (AP) — United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down Thursday for several hours after a man was seen pacing nearby with what police said appeared...
Dec. 2, 2021

As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to...
Dec. 2, 2021

Despite migrant deaths, Iraqi Kurds still seek out smugglers

RANYA, Iraq (AP) — Shoes pile up outside the Mamand home in northern Iraq from relatives and friends who have streamed inside to offer solace as they anxiously await news...
Dec. 2, 2021

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new study, out of fear that it...
Dec. 2, 2021

UN on lockdown after armed man seen pacing outside gate

NEW YORK (AP) — United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down Thursday after a man was seen pacing nearby with what police said appeared to be a...
Dec. 2, 2021

Top buyer Egypt shops around at its international arms fair

Egypt on Thursday concluded its second international weapons fair, as one of the Middle East’s largest armies looks to grow its arsenal while moving away from U.S. suppliers. The four-day...
Dec. 2, 2021

Election workers sue conservative site over fraud claims

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against a conservative website, accusing it of knowingly publishing and spreading false stories saying they engaged in ballot...
Dec. 2, 2021

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