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Texas teen posts images of slain family, then kills self

ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas teen who said he killed his family and posted graphic images of their bodies on social media killed himself after officers found...
Sep. 16, 2021

Biden's 'summer of love' with Europe hits an abrupt break-up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s summer of love with Europe appears to have come to an abrupt end. After promising European leaders that “America is back” and that multilateral...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: President Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t often make many headlines. Now the Labor Department agency has been tossed into the national debate over federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates...
Sep. 16, 2021

US targets 5 al-Qaida operatives in Turkey with sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday against five men in Turkey suspected of providing financial services and travel assistance to al-Qaida. The five are a mix...
Sep. 16, 2021

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but...
Sep. 16, 2021

The Latest: Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Sigrid Kaag has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of...
Sep. 16, 2021

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s reluctance to get a COVID-19 vaccine is a rarity in his country — and may complicate his plans to attend the...
Sep. 16, 2021

Macron, Merkel meet in Paris on world's crises, EU issues

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris Thursday to discuss international crises and European issues, days before elections that will determine who...
Sep. 16, 2021

New justice minister takes over as Haiti's instability grows

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s new justice minister on Thursday pledged to find those responsible for high-profile killings as he spoke publicly for the first time since taking over from...
Sep. 16, 2021

Dutch foreign minister quits over Afghanistan evacuations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, resigned Thursday after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling...
Sep. 16, 2021

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New...
Sep. 16, 2021

Mortgage rates dip lower this week; 30-year loan at 2.86%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term mortgage rates dipped lower this week as economic prospects continued muted amid a wave of new delta variant coronavirus cases. They remained under 3%. Mortgage...
Sep. 16, 2021

Communications malfunction briefly halts all Dutch trains

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch rail network briefly ground to a halt Thursday evening due to a communications breakdown between drivers and traffic managers, leaving many commuters stranded...
Sep. 16, 2021

Mexico highlights Cuban leader's visit on Independence Day

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The big highlight of Mexico’s Independence Day Thursday was the visit by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador welcomed the Cuban leader...
Sep. 16, 2021

Union, Mondelez reach tentative agreement amid strike

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement reached between snack company Mondelez and striking union workers could end a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers...
Sep. 16, 2021

EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a back to school season like no other for students, teachers and parents across the U.S. Schools have opened nationwide this fall only to find thousands...
Sep. 16, 2021

Three Iranian dissidents to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored next month at Pen America's annual gala. The literary and human rights organization announced Thursday that writer-filmmaker Baktash Abtin,...
Sep. 16, 2021

US faith leaders recall Sikh's bias killing post Sept. 11

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to...
Sep. 16, 2021

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat...
Sep. 16, 2021

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and...
Sep. 16, 2021

Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

LONDON (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is...
Sep. 16, 2021

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids. A report published Thursday...
Sep. 16, 2021

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election

TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in the Canadian election, calling him an effective leader in a rare endorsement of a candidate in...
Sep. 16, 2021

UK’s Johnson shakes up government with eye on early election

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes...
Sep. 16, 2021

Idaho rations health care statewide amid massive COVID surge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization. The Idaho Department...
Sep. 16, 2021

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