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Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th...
Oct. 11, 2021

School unhappy after soccer opponent sets record for goals

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A high school soccer player in northern Michigan broke records for most goals in a game, but not everyone is cheering. Kevin Hubbell of Benzie Central,...
Oct. 11, 2021

Poland leader: Idea of 'Polexit' is 'fake news'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister denied that his government wants to take Poland out of the European Union, or do a “Polexit,” saying Monday it was completely untrue...
Oct. 11, 2021

Officers will not be charged in fatal Maryland shooting

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland police officers will not be charged for fatally shooting a Black man they said fired first during a late-night foot chase in January. A...
Oct. 11, 2021

Donors pledge $223M aimed at reducing methane emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of philanthropic donors said Monday they will spend more than $220 million to reduce global methane emissions, the largest private commitment ever toward this effort...
Oct. 11, 2021

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Allen West story

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story published Oct. 9, 2021, about Allen West being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia, The Associated Press misspelled Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s last name in...
Oct. 11, 2021

Argument over Alabama, Texas A&M game led to fatal shooting

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An argument over the University of Alabama football team’s loss to Texas A&M led to a deadly shooting at an Alabama home, police said. Two men...
Oct. 11, 2021

Tigray forces say Ethiopia has launched a major offensive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tigray forces say Ethiopia’s government has launched its threatened major military offensive against them in an attempt to end a nearly year-old war. A statement from...
Oct. 11, 2021

Thai prime minister plans to drop required virus quarantines

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand plans to no longer require international visitors from at least 10 low-risk nations to quarantine beginning next month if they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the...
Oct. 11, 2021

Northwestern names UW-Madison chancellor as next president

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chancellor Rebecca Blank is leaving the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become the first female president of Northwestern University, the school in Evanston, Illinois, announced Monday. Blank...
Oct. 11, 2021

Tropical Storm Pamela strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Pamela rapidly strengthened as it moved along Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday and it was forecast to become a major hurricane before hitting shore somewhere...
Oct. 11, 2021

Kenyans Kipruto, Kipyogei sweep in Boston Marathon return

BOSTON (AP) — Kenya's Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon on Monday when the race returned from a 30-month absence with a smaller, socially distanced feel and moved from...
Oct. 11, 2021

Greece boosts border guards over Afghan migration fears

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece will increase the number of border guards on the country's border with Turkey, fearing a spike in illegal migration linked to the crisis in Afghanistan,...
Oct. 11, 2021

Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition

BOSTON (AP) — Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition.
Oct. 11, 2021

Victim in bar shooting identified as St. Paul woman, 27

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The woman who was killed in a weekend shootout at a St. Paul bar was identified Monday as a 27-year-old from St. Paul. Marquisha D...
Oct. 11, 2021

Correction: Obit-Martin J. Sherwin story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story published Oct. 9, 2021, about the death of historian Martin Sherwin, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a center he helped...
Oct. 11, 2021

German city of Cologne permits broadcast of muezzin's call

BERLIN (AP) — The German city of Cologne will start permitting mosques to broadcast muezzin calls for prayer, the city said Monday. The calls can be broadcast for five minutes...
Oct. 11, 2021

Kenyan Kipruto wins pandemic-delayed 125th Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Kenya's Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon on Monday as the race returned from a 30-month absence and moved to the fall for the first time...
Oct. 11, 2021

Kenya's Benson Kipruto wins pandemic-delayed 125th Boston Marathon in race's return from 30-month absence

BOSTON (AP) — Kenya's Benson Kipruto wins pandemic-delayed 125th Boston Marathon in race's return from 30-month absence.
Oct. 11, 2021

Ameren announces changes in leadership, including next CEO

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The longtime chief executive officer for Ameren Corp. will become executive chairman, and another veteran of the utility will become CEO, the company announced Monday. Marty...
Oct. 11, 2021

California's 'Surf City USA' beach reopens after oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that was closed more than a week ago because of a leak of crude oil from an undersea pipeline reopened on...
Oct. 11, 2021

Greece boosts border guards, wants tougher EU action

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece will increase its border guards on the Turkish border, fearing a spike in attempted illegal migration linked to the crisis in Afghanistan, officials said Monday...
Oct. 11, 2021

Stocks edge higher as tech companies, banks make solid gains

Stocks edged higher in morning trading on Wall Street as technology companies and banks made solid gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% as of 10:15 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...
Oct. 11, 2021

Migrants protest outside UN office in Libya for 10th day

AUGUSTA, Italy (AP) — Hundreds of migrants protested for the 10th straight day Monday outside a United Nations facility in Libya's capital of Tripoli demanding evacuation from the North African...
Oct. 11, 2021

EU, Ukraine to discuss military training and cyberthreats

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is considering providing a military training mission to Ukraine amid lingering tensions between Russia and its neighbor, officials said Monday. Acting on a request...
Oct. 11, 2021

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