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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

VIRUS DIARY: Thanks to COVID, an 'anti-first day' of school

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Three days before the first day of school, a text message delivered the blow: the babysitter had exposed our three kids to COVID. Robotically, I began...
Sep. 16, 2021

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that...
Sep. 16, 2021

Communications malfunction halts all Dutch trains

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

Threat of volcanic eruption puts Spanish island on alert

MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense...
Sep. 16, 2021

TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a...
Sep. 16, 2021

Minnesota Supreme Court defers ruling on Minneapolis police

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling Thursday in the fight over a ballot question about the future of policing in Minneapolis, but it didn't settle...
Sep. 16, 2021

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: China: Vaccinated 1 billion people, 72% of country

BEIJING — Chinese health officials say more than 1 billion people have been fully vaccinated in the world’s most populous country. That represents 72% of its 1.4 billion people. A...
Sep. 16, 2021

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish season

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of the game show's 38th season. Sony Pictures Television announced the host plan...
Sep. 16, 2021

Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the militant Hezbollah. The powerful group...
Sep. 16, 2021

Murdaugh surrenders to face charges in $10M insurance fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyer Alex Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so...
Sep. 16, 2021

McConnell warns Yellen that GOP won't help raise debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen he is not budging on his demand that Democrats go it alone on the federal debt...
Sep. 16, 2021

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t make many headlines. Charged with keeping America’s workplaces safe, it usually busies itself with tasks such as setting and enforcing...
Sep. 16, 2021

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.
Sep. 16, 2021

Albania claims global leadership for women in government

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s parliament was to vote late Thursday to approve the new, female-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Edi Rama, with 12 of the 17 jobs going to...
Sep. 16, 2021

Austrian minister: Turkey uses migrants to pressure EU

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Austria’s minister for the European Union on Thursday accused Turkey of using migrant flows as a means to pressure the 27-member bloc for its own purposes...
Sep. 16, 2021

Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts girl's hair

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: Some French health care workers suspended, no shot

PARIS — About 3,000 French health care workers were suspended for not meeting this week’s deadline to get mandatory coronavirus vaccinations, the health minister said Thursday. Most of those suspended...
Sep. 16, 2021

Faeroese govt to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Faeroese government said Thursday that it will review the way hunts of Atlantic white-sided dolphins are carried out following the release of gruesome video footage...
Sep. 16, 2021

Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in...
Sep. 16, 2021

Chauvin pleads not guilty to violating teen's civil rights

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to violating the civil rights of a teenager in...
Sep. 16, 2021

EU Parliament asks Polish PM to stop law primacy court case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s...
Sep. 16, 2021

China says it has vaccinated 1 billion people

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials announced Thursday that more than 1 billion people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the world’s most populous country, or about 72% of...
Sep. 16, 2021

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