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Official: End in sight for Jackson residents without water

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Crews continued working Friday to restore water to thousands of customers in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson, where some taps have been completely dry for nearly...
Mar. 5, 2021

Mass 2020 exodus from California did not happen, study says

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A popular notion that there was a mass exodus from California last year is wrong, according to research from a nonpartisan think tank. Most moves during...
Mar. 5, 2021

Stocks swerve lower as economy, yield pressures heat up

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are swerving through another rocky ride Friday, as investors struggle to figure out what an encouraging report on the economy and the recent march higher...
Mar. 5, 2021

German woman gets life for kindergarten killing

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has convicted a 25-year-old woman of killing a two-year-old child at a kindergarten where she worked in the western town of Viersen last...
Mar. 5, 2021

UN envoy calls for urgent action to reverse Myanmar coup

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar called Friday for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed in...
Mar. 5, 2021

NY officials removed fuller tally of nursing home deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health department confirmed reports late Thursday that members of his COVID-19 task force altered a state Health Department report to omit the full...
Mar. 5, 2021

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month in a sign the economy is strengthening as virus cases drop, vaccinations ramp up, Americans spend more...
Mar. 5, 2021

Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt

PARIS (AP) — Nine Greenpeace activists were arrested Friday for vandalizing an Air France jet with green paint in an airport eco-protest that raised concerns about security. Aeroports de Paris...
Mar. 5, 2021

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A sudden, mid-flight change of weather conditions is thought to be the cause a helicopter crash which killed 11 military personnel in eastern Turkey, the Defense...
Mar. 5, 2021

Dems trim jobless benefits, Senate debates virus relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats agreed Friday to pare back emergency jobless benefits but extend them for an extra month, bidding to solidify support as the Senate approached a voting marathon...
Mar. 5, 2021

Meghan: talk with Oprah without royals' input 'liberating'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has described to Oprah Winfrey how “liberating” it was to have a conversation - let alone a sit-down interview - with...
Mar. 5, 2021

US stocks turn mixed as bond yields continue their climb

Stocks were mixed in late morning trading Friday as investors balanced news that hiring by U.S. employers picked up last month at the fastest pace since October with another unsettling...
Mar. 5, 2021

UK govt slammed over pricey renovations for media briefings

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is facing criticism for spending 2.6 million pounds ($3.6 million) to renovate part of a government building for televised media briefings...
Mar. 5, 2021

No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan's take on royal split

LONDON (AP) — The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to tell the story behind their departure...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Canada OKs J&J, getting 4th vaccine for nation

TORONTO — Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19, approving the Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose. Health experts are eager for a one-and-done...
Mar. 5, 2021

Greek militant on hunger strike suffers kidney failure

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A hospital in central Greece said Friday a far-left militant convicted of 11 murders is in critical condition after suffering kidney failure following 56 days of...
Mar. 5, 2021

Albania to build 2nd international airport to boost tourism

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's government on Friday selected a Swiss-based corporation to build a 104-million-euro ($125 million) new international airport near the southwestern town of Vlore in an effort...
Mar. 5, 2021

No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan take on royal split

LONDON (AP) — The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to tell the story behind their departure...
Mar. 5, 2021

January 2022 trial set for IS militants nicknamed 'Beatles'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has tentatively scheduled a January 2022 trial for two Britain militants charged with being part of an Islamic State group that...
Mar. 5, 2021

Czech state orders students to help at struggling hospitals

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government is ordering medical and other university and high school students to help out at hospitals struggling to cope the record numbers of COVID-19 patients,...
Mar. 5, 2021

Ex-chief: Dallas cop kept on job to not tip him off to probe

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Police Department allowed an officer to continue patrolling for more than a year while investigating whether he ordered two people to be killed because it...
Mar. 5, 2021

Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first to approve 4

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19 as the country's health regulator has cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose...
Mar. 5, 2021

As other states close prisons, Nebraska may build a big one

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Across the nation officials are closing prisons as crime rates drop and views about drug use change, but not in Nebraska, where the governor is pushing...
Mar. 5, 2021

German TV director charged with rape in prominent MeToo case

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's best-known TV directors and scriptwriters has been formally charged with raping an aspiring actress almost 25 years ago, Munich prosecutors said Friday. Dieter Wedel...
Mar. 5, 2021

Judge: Paper must run Page 1 statement on Meghan's legal win

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ordered the Mail on Sunday to publish a front-page statement highlighting the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory over the newspaper for breaching her...
Mar. 5, 2021

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