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Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was...
Sep. 16, 2021

Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the...
Sep. 16, 2021

After coronavirus pause, Davos to host world's elites again

GENEVA (AP) — After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the annual Davos conference will host the high-profile gathering of elites in the Swiss Alps in-person...
Sep. 16, 2021

Fed reviews ethics polices after prolific trading uncovered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is reviewing the ethics policies that govern the financial holdings and activities of its senior officials in the wake of recent disclosures that two...
Sep. 16, 2021

Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge drags on

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

Polis, 1st openly gay governor elected, marries in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and...
Sep. 16, 2021

Correction: Minnesota Mosque Bombing story

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a Sept. 13 story about the sentencing of Emily Hari for the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque, The Associated Press erroneously reported that...
Sep. 16, 2021

White catfish catch shatters state, and maybe, world record

A white catfish caught in Connecticut last month has smashed a state record and could also be a world record for the species — though the evidence has been eaten...
Sep. 16, 2021

Chauvin pleads not guilty to alleged civil rights violation

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

US stocks fall as technology companies lead a broad slide

Stocks edged lower in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday as technology and communications companies fell broadly. Trading was choppy. Stocks edged higher in the early going after a surprisingly...
Sep. 16, 2021

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

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

Sheriff: Michigan lawmaker in jail had hidden handcuff key

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker ordered to jail in a drunken driving case is accused of taping a handcuff key to his foot. The key was discovered when...
Sep. 16, 2021

Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge continues

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

Latest: Britain gives boosters over 50, with health issues

LONDON — Britain is giving coronavirus booster shots to people over age 50 and those 16 to 49 with underlying medical conditions. The National Health Service says the first shots...
Sep. 16, 2021

Fulton board gets new chair as Georgia reviews its elections

ATLANTA (AP) — Commissioners in Fulton County picked a lobbyist for Stacey Abrams to lead their election board as a state panel reviews how elections are conducted in Georgia's most...
Sep. 16, 2021

West Africans leaders discuss Guinea's fate post-coup

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Guinea's coup leaders have set a number of conditions for releasing the country's deposed president, the foreign minister of Ghana said, ahead of a meeting Thursday...
Sep. 16, 2021

Nigerian air force probes reports it killed civilians

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian air force says it is investigating reports that shots fired from one of its jets in the northeast killed civilians. This would be the...
Sep. 16, 2021

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

MADRID (AP) — Wholesale prices for gas and electricity are surging across Europe, raising the prospect of increases in already-high utility bills and further pain for people who have taken...
Sep. 16, 2021

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they...
Sep. 16, 2021

Quite a catch: Catfish shatters state, maybe world, record

A white catfish caught in Connecticut last month has smashed a state record and could also be a world record for the species — though the evidence has been eaten...
Sep. 16, 2021

Tommy Thompson getting surgery after water ski accident

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, said Thursday that he was having surgery following...
Sep. 16, 2021

Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant, police said...
Sep. 16, 2021

EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, tries to allay China fears

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday unveiled a new strategy for boosting economic, political and defense ties in the Indo-Pacific, just hours after the United States, Britain and...
Sep. 16, 2021

Stocks start mixed as retail sales jump helps some sectors

Stocks were off to a mixed start on Wall Street Thursday as gains for retailers are offset by drops in technology and materials companies. The S&P 500 was bouncing between...
Sep. 16, 2021

Drought haves, have-nots test how to share water in the West

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt...
Sep. 16, 2021

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