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Gymnastics team, tired of 'sexualization,' wears unitards

TOKYO (AP) — The team’s outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves. ...

A divided nation asks: What's holding our country together?

Elections are meant to resolve arguments. This one inflamed them. Weeks after the votes have been counted and the winners declared, many Americans remain angry, defiant and despairin...

A divided nation asks: What's holding our country together?

Elections are meant to resolve arguments. This one inflamed them. Weeks after the votes have been counted and the winners declared, many Americans remain angry, defiant and despairin...

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to...

Whitmer plot a new twist in fight for battleground Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer knew she’d have the spotlight Thursday. And she decided not to waste it. Hours after the FBI revealed a group of anti-government vigilantes had plotted to kidnap her...

Kentucky Senate candidates take up Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism" as the Senate candidate met Thursday with some of the Kentucky protesters seething over a grand ju...

Voices of protest, crying for change, ring across US, beyond

They are nurses and doctors, artists, students, construction workers, government employees; black, brown and white; young and old. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken ...

Rwandan answer to its pain crisis: Cheap, available morphine

BUSHEKELI, Rwanda (AP) — It was something, the silence. Nothing but the scuff of her slip-on shoes as Madeleine Mukantagara walked through the fields to her first patient of the day. Piercing cries on...

Rwandan answer to its pain crisis: Cheap, available morphine

BUSHEKELI, Rwanda (AP) — It was something, the silence. Nothing but the puff of her breath and the scuff of her slip-on shoes as Madeleine Mukantagara walked through the fields to her first patient of...

Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world

KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These...

Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

The World Health Organization has notified U.S. lawmakers that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influe...

Bridge collapse: Seconds separated those who lived and died

MIAMI (AP) — They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba. ...

Bridge collapse: Out on errands, killed in an instant

MIAMI (AP) — They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland, Cuba. ...

Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers. She stood on the sidelines in th...