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Tennessee postal worker killings raise stress as concern

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Postal workers returned to their jobs Wednesday after the shooting of a supervisor and manager by a letter carrier inside a sorting facility in Tennessee, where...
Oct. 13, 2021

Putin says relations with Biden "working and stable"

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin has “constructive” relations with Washington and voiced hope that mutual interests would eventually help normalize U.S.-Russia ties. Putin,...
Oct. 13, 2021

The Latest: WHO proposes experts to advise on virus origins

GENEVA — The World Health Organization released a proposed list of 25 experts to advise it on the next steps in searching for the origins of the coronavirus after its...
Oct. 13, 2021

Dylann Roof's request to reconsider recusal is denied

Dylann Roof's chances for a new appellate hearing continue to dwindle, with a court refusing to reconsider recusing itself from his appeal over his death sentence and conviction in the...
Oct. 13, 2021

FDA grapples with timing of booster for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is wrestling with whether and when recipients of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine need another dose —...
Oct. 13, 2021

California bullet train's latest woe: Will it be high speed?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California's high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains...
Oct. 13, 2021

Stocks edge lower on Wall Street, giving up an early gain

Stocks edged mostly lower on Wall Street in midday trading Wednesday after giving up an early gain. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% as of 11:33 a.m. Eastern. The benchmark index...
Oct. 13, 2021

Hezbollah wants judge in Beirut port blast probe removed

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and its allies called Wednesday for the removal of the judge leading the probe into last year's massive explosion at Beirut’s port...
Oct. 13, 2021

Vatican-backed sex abuse research institute expands mandate

ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church’s foremost research institute studying sexual abuse of minors is expanding its mandate to also include the sexual and spiritual abuse of adults, evidence of...
Oct. 13, 2021

1 dead, 21 injured as severe storm hits Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — A strong tropical storm bearing down on Hong Kong on Wednesday left one person dead and 21 others injured, as city authorities suspended classes, stock market trading...
Oct. 13, 2021

UN starts vaccinating people against Ebola in Congo

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that officials have begun vaccinating people in eastern Congo against Ebola, after it was confirmed last week that the disease killed...
Oct. 13, 2021

With virus cases down, Florida cities resume usual water use

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two of Florida's largest cities have ended water emergencies now that COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined drastically in the state. Back in August, the city-owned Orlando Utilities...
Oct. 13, 2021

COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access

MIAMI (AP) — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. “Is there any way...
Oct. 13, 2021

Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate's donations

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani Wednesday by blaming him for planning to use up to $1 million in money from...
Oct. 13, 2021

Killed on Zoom: Dad held after toddler finds gun, shoots mom

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida have arrested the father of a toddler who found a loaded handgun in his “Paw Patrol" backpack and fatally shot his...
Oct. 13, 2021

William Shatner, TV's Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a...
Oct. 13, 2021

Film TV workers union says strike to start next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that...
Oct. 13, 2021

Norway's PM-designate: Center-left govt to focus on climate

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s prime minister-designate on Wednesday presented his proposal for a two-party, center-left minority government that is pledging to pursue “a fair climate policy that cuts emissions and...
Oct. 13, 2021

William Shatner, TV's Capt. Kirk, blasts off for space

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, has blasted off toward space in a convergence of science fiction and science reality. He set out Wednesday morning...
Oct. 13, 2021

Bulgarian coal miners demand job security, fear changes

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers staged a protest on Wednesday to demand government guarantees for their jobs amid bids by the European Union...
Oct. 13, 2021

Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts off toward space on rocket built by Jeff Bezos' company

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts off toward space on rocket built by Jeff Bezos' company.
Oct. 13, 2021

UN says Sudanese migrant beaten, shot and killed in Libya

ROME (AP) — A Sudanese migrant was beaten, shot and killed in Libya after escaping from a government-run detention center in the North African country, the U.N. refugee agency said...
Oct. 13, 2021

Union says film and television crews will start nationwide strike Monday if deal with studios, producers isn't reached

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Union says film and television crews will start nationwide strike Monday if deal with studios, producers isn't reached.
Oct. 13, 2021

Judge dismisses Fulton County ballot review case in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that alleged fraud in Georgia's most populous county during the 2020 election. The suit sought a review of some 147,000...
Oct. 13, 2021

Palestinians: 250 prisoners held by Israel on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — At least 250 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel have begun a hunger strike to protest their relocation to isolated cells, officials said Wednesday. The hunger...
Oct. 13, 2021

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