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Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived...
Oct. 16, 2021

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

BEIRUT (AP) — The families of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast last year reaffirmed Saturday their support for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion, despite increasing...
Oct. 16, 2021

Vendor sells Nazi gear at motorcycle rally

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A vendor at a major motorcycle rally in Florida briefly sold hats emblazoned with Nazi symbols, saying she considered them a tribute to World War...
Oct. 16, 2021

Turkey's Erdogan bids farewell to Merkel after 16 years

ISTANBUL (AP) — Angela Merkel’s final visit to Turkey as German chancellor on Saturday saw two of Europe’s longest serving leaders pay tribute to one another as Turkish President Recep...
Oct. 16, 2021

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to promote...
Oct. 16, 2021

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists

ROME (AP) — Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians gathered in Rome to stand up against rising fascism Saturday, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way...
Oct. 16, 2021

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York...
Oct. 16, 2021

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

NEW YORK (AP) — Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority...
Oct. 16, 2021

Court upholds new 1-year sentence for Iranian-British woman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian appeals court has upheld a verdict sentencing an Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran to another year in prison, her lawyer said Saturday. Nazanin...
Oct. 16, 2021

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs...
Oct. 16, 2021

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as...
Oct. 16, 2021

Backlog in federal safety rules amid US car crash ‘epidemic’

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings...
Oct. 16, 2021

Norway to review police handling of bow-and-arrow attack

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities are commissioning an independent investigation into the actions of police and security agencies following a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and injured three in...
Oct. 16, 2021

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar

HOUSTON (AP) — Three constable deputies were shot in an ambush early Saturday morning while working an extra shift at a Houston bar, leaving one deputy dead and two others...
Oct. 16, 2021

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay their respects to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police...
Oct. 16, 2021

Removing the %&*@ from Maine's vanity plates will take time

Associated Press (AP) — Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine's roads and highways isn't going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a...
Oct. 16, 2021

After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

Even in the depths of the pandemic -- even when the world locked down, leaving billions isolated and desolated -- there were those who danced. “I did not stop dancing...
Oct. 16, 2021

Africa's largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Africa's largest film festival kicks off Saturday in Burkina Faso amid both the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing jihadi insurgency in the West African nation...
Oct. 16, 2021

Iran sentences ex-central bank chief to 10 years in prison

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A court sentenced the former governor of Iran's central bank to 10 years in prison for violating the country's currency system, a judiciary spokesperson said Saturday...
Oct. 16, 2021

Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 for first time

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. The national coronavirus task...
Oct. 16, 2021

The Latest: Russia's daily virus death toll passes 1,000

MOSCOW — Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. The national coronavirus task force...
Oct. 16, 2021

Taiwan's leader pays respects to 46 dead in building inferno

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Saturday paid her respects at a morgue to the dozens of people killed in a deadly inferno that ripped through an aging tower...
Oct. 16, 2021

Merkel party leader urges unity after German election loss

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party urged supporters Saturday to emulate the unity and discipline of their victorious opponents, declaring that it only can...
Oct. 16, 2021

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space...
Oct. 16, 2021

New crew docks at China's first permanent space station

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese astronauts began Saturday their six-month mission on China's first permanent space station, after successfully docking aboard their spacecraft. The astronauts, two men and a woman, were...
Oct. 16, 2021

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