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The buck stops here: Dutch govt quits over welfare scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that...
Jan. 15, 2021

Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said on Friday that it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing surveillance flights over military facilities after the U.S. exit from the pact, compounding the...
Jan. 15, 2021

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses...
Jan. 15, 2021

Woman fatally shot as she pursues man who stole cellphone

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who stole a woman's cellphone after she set it on the counter at a Cleveland convenience store fatally shot her when she chased after him,...
Jan. 15, 2021

China strips license of lawyer for Hong Kong activist

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his law license on Friday amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to...
Jan. 15, 2021

Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

PARIS (AP) — French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies. Total said in...
Jan. 15, 2021

Stocks fall toward weekly loss as economy's pain deepens

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are pulling lower again on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another...
Jan. 15, 2021

Prosecutors drop securities case against former VW CEO

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have set aside a securities-law case against the former CEO of Volkswagen because he could face heavier penalties in a separate criminal fraud case...
Jan. 15, 2021

Justice Dept. watchdog opens probe of response to riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Friday it will investigate how the department and its agencies prepared for and responded to last week's riots at the U.S...
Jan. 15, 2021

Wisconsin teen charged with killing infant daughter in woods

MONROE, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has admitted fatally shooting his newborn daughter and leaving her body inside a fallen tree in the woods in southern Wisconsin, according to...
Jan. 15, 2021

3x3 basketball player from Switzerland comes out as gay

ZURICH (AP) — A player on Switzerland’s 3x3 basketball team publicly came out as gay on Friday. Marco Lehmann announced his sexuality one month after playing at the 3x3 World...
Jan. 15, 2021

US stocks open mostly lower, heading for a weekly loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are off to a mostly weaker start on Wall Street, with the exception of several Big Tech stocks. The S&P 500 was off 0.4% in...
Jan. 15, 2021

Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s fashion chamber is opening on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence...
Jan. 15, 2021

Justice Dept. inspector general opens review into agency's role in response to riot at US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. inspector general opens review into agency's role in response to riot at US Capitol.
Jan. 15, 2021

Florida man sued for not paying up after betting on Trump

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A friendly $100 wager over the 2020 Presidential election has landed in a Florida small claims court. Before the election, Sean Hynes, a Trump supporter...
Jan. 15, 2021

Mexico president accuses DEA of fabricating general's case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...
Jan. 15, 2021

Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed...
Jan. 15, 2021

US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 1.6% in December, a third straight monthly gain, but remains below its pre-pandemic level. The December gain in industrial output followed...
Jan. 15, 2021

Man convicted in 3 killings to be last executed under Trump

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The last federal inmate facing execution before President Donald Trump leaves office was sentenced to death for the killings of three women in a Maryland...
Jan. 15, 2021

2 nuke plants, 1 bribery scandal, no answers: Towns on edge

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over the fate of their...
Jan. 15, 2021

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people. More than...
Jan. 15, 2021

US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December, remains below pre-pandemic levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December, remains below pre-pandemic levels.
Jan. 15, 2021

Norway says Pfizer temporarily reducing European deliveries

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has said it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity, Norwegian health officials said...
Jan. 15, 2021

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine. Jones, who lives alone...
Jan. 15, 2021

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says the military has entered and “taken control” of his home and “we are in serious trouble.” He tweeted the...
Jan. 15, 2021

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