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Police: Dallas officer charged with 2 counts capital murder

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, authorities said Thursday. Bryan Riser, a 13-year police veteran, was taken into...
Mar. 4, 2021

OPEC, Russia send oil price up with deal to contain output

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Caution about the pandemic took the upper hand Thursday at a meeting of the OPEC oil cartel and allied countries, as they left most of their...
Mar. 4, 2021

UN finds soaring poverty in virus-hit Latin America region

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — More than 20 million people were pushed into poverty during pandemic-plagued 2020 across Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.N. economic agency for the region reported...
Mar. 4, 2021

Kentucky bill would ban execution for severely mentally ill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Efforts to ban applying Kentucky's death penalty to some people with severe mental illnesses ran into resistance Thursday, but the bill mustered just enough votes to...
Mar. 4, 2021

11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An army helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 11 military personnel on board and injuring two others, the Defense Ministry said. News reports said...
Mar. 4, 2021

Dallas police say officer has been arrested on two counts of capital murder

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say officer has been arrested on two counts of capital murder.
Mar. 4, 2021

Woman to start paying nearly $2M in Great Danes neglect case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was convicted in 2018 of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion must now start paying back...
Mar. 4, 2021

Powell: Higher inflation temporary, Fed will be 'patient'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Thursday that inflation will pick up in the coming months but that it would likely prove temporary and not enough for...
Mar. 4, 2021

Boston Marathon plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners

BOSTON (AP) — Distance running, traditionally one of the world's most genteel sports, has been roiled by an ugly mid-pandemic squabble over who should get a shot at a coveted...
Mar. 4, 2021

Israel, Denmark and Austria join forces against COVID-19

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel, Denmark and Austria agreed on Thursday to join forces in the fight against COVID-19 with an investment in research and roll-out of vaccines to...
Mar. 4, 2021

Correction: Mississippi River-Plastic Waste story

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — In a story March 3 about Mississippi River cities joining a project to trace plastic pollution, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a...
Mar. 4, 2021

Stocks turn lower as bond yields continue their upward march

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks turned lower on Wall Street Thursday as bond yields made another upward spike, renewing pressure on high-flying technology stocks. The S&P 500 was down 1.3%...
Mar. 4, 2021

10 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An army helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 10 military personnel on board and injuring three others, the Defense Ministry said. News reports said...
Mar. 4, 2021

Florida governor faces growing charges 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

Report: Russian hackers exploit Lithuanian infrastructure

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic nation’s technology infrastructure as a base...
Mar. 4, 2021

Mexico to raise security for candidates ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will step up security for candidates heading into the largest elections in its history, noting that at least 64 murders related to the political process...
Mar. 4, 2021

The Latest: EU official: No AstraZeneca exports to Australia

BRUSSELS — A shipment of a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been barred from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control system...
Mar. 4, 2021

Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation

BOSTON (AP) — Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 2 ½-story house is the only surviving residence associated with the...
Mar. 4, 2021

OPEC, allies keep oil output unchanged, prices jump

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Members of oil producer cartel OPEC and allied countries have agreed to leave most of their existing oil production cuts in place as the spread of...
Mar. 4, 2021

US mortgage rates steady to higher; 30-year at 3.02%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year loan breached the 3% mark for the first time since July 2020. Rates...
Mar. 4, 2021

OPEC, allied countries agree to leave most oil production cuts in place, pushing prices higher

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC, allied countries agree to leave most oil production cuts in place, pushing prices higher.
Mar. 4, 2021

Anger in Lebanon as currency, prices spiral out of control

BEIRUT (AP) — Protesters in Lebanon burned tires and closed several major roads on Thursday as the severe economic crisis gripping the country continued to spiral out of control with...
Mar. 4, 2021

Bucking GOP trend, Alabama governor extends mask order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking from other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but said the requirement will end for...
Mar. 4, 2021

Long Island doctor charged with murder in 5 opioid deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island doctor accused of writing prescriptions for massive quantities of opioids that led to the deaths of five patients was indicted Thursday on murder...
Mar. 4, 2021

Alabama’s governor extends mandatory mask order for another month, bucking the trend among other Republican governors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor extends mandatory mask order for another month, bucking the trend among other Republican governors.
Mar. 4, 2021

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