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US awards huge shelter contracts amid child migrant increase

Confronted with a stream of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico, the U.S. government has awarded shelter-construction and management contracts to private companies that critics say may not be...
May. 5, 2021

The Latest: Canada OKs Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older

TORONTO — Canada’s health regulator has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older. Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health Canada, on Wednesday confirmed the approval of...
May. 5, 2021

Macron to commemorate 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonapart, the warrior and emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code...
May. 5, 2021

Next stop for Caitlyn Jenner campaign: Fox's Hannity show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The slow unfolding of Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign for California governor will continue with an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, as the Republican who calls...
May. 5, 2021

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven, Mali’s Ministry of Health said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Halima Cisse gave birth to...
May. 5, 2021

Merkel stresses importance of close trans-Atlantic relations

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of close trans-Atlantic relations with the United States, which she said are now more important than ever. “The...
May. 5, 2021

Peloton issues voluntary recalls for treadmills after multiple injuries and one child death

NEW YORK (AP) — Peloton issues voluntary recalls for treadmills after multiple injuries and one child death.
May. 5, 2021

Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street...
May. 5, 2021

US services sector slows slightly in April after record high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activity in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, slowed slightly in April after hitting an all-time high in March. The Institute for Supply Management said...
May. 5, 2021

EU plans tightening foreign investment, with eye on China

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is planning to tighten rules on foreign investment in its 27 members and boost production autonomy for sensitive strategic goods, two measures bound to...
May. 5, 2021

Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and older

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s health regulator has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older. Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health Canada, on Wednesday confirmed the decision...
May. 5, 2021

The Latest: Germany, WHO set up global health monitor center

GENEVA — Germany and the World Health Organization say the country will set up and host a global monitoring center to help prepare for and prevent future public health threats...
May. 5, 2021

AP source: Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 to 16

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s health regulator has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 16, a person familiar with the decision the told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The...
May. 5, 2021

Germany aims for net-zero emissions by 2045, 5 years earlier

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in Germany proposed Wednesday accelerating the plans to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching “net-zero” by 2045. Under the...
May. 5, 2021

A woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven, Mali’s Ministry of Health said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Halima Cisse gave birth to...
May. 5, 2021

AP source: Canada's heath regulator authorizes Pfizer’s vaccine for ages 12 to 16

TORONTO (AP) — AP source: Canada's heath regulator authorizes Pfizer’s vaccine for ages 12 to 16.
May. 5, 2021

Germany aims for net zero emissions by 2045, 5 years early

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in Germany proposed Wednesday accelerating the plans to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching “net-zero” by 2045. Under the...
May. 5, 2021

Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants. More than 25 cartoonists behind strips from “Blondie”...
May. 5, 2021

Stocks rise early as GM, others report strong earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street. boosted by a rebound in technology companies and a number of strong earnings reports. The S&P 500 index rose 0.3%...
May. 5, 2021

Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close recently made music-related headlines for her playful performance of “Da Butt” at the Academy Awards, but the revered actor has some real music news:...
May. 5, 2021

Man arrested in shooting on Arkansas university campus

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was arrested on a first-degree battery charge in connection with an altercation at an Arkansas university campus that wounded two people. Kendrin...
May. 5, 2021

Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook. The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board has voted to permanently ban his account after it was suspended four...
May. 5, 2021

Treasury warns of need to deal with national debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it will employ extraordinary measures to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt this summer, but officials say those measures could be...
May. 5, 2021

Oversight Board upholds former President Trump’s suspension from Facebook, finds company failed to impose proper penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oversight Board upholds former President Trump’s suspension from Facebook, finds company failed to impose proper penalty.
May. 5, 2021

Top court orders India's government to present oxygen plan

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government, facing calls for a strict lockdown to slow a devastating surge in coronavirus infections, was ordered by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to submit...
May. 5, 2021

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