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Arbitrator: Official wrongly fired in Flint water scandal

DETROIT (AP) — The only Michigan official fired in the Flint water catastrophe likely was a “public scapegoat” who lost her job because of politics, an arbitrator said in ordering $191,880 in back pay...

UK fines Facebook $69.4 million for failing to supply data

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Wednesday for violating rules during the U.K. investigation into the social media giant’s purchase of...

Taiwanese mother who murdered own children to be re-sentenced on Nov. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A single mother who appealed the death penalty she received for killing her two children last year will be re-sentenced in a second trial on Nov. 11. According to prose...

US high court won’t block vaccines for Maine health workers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents of vaccine mandates. ...

Big Virginia abortion test: Can it energize Democratic base?

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — When Planned Parenthood canvassers stopped by Megan Ortiz's house, the 32-year-old therapist was getting ready to head out and too distracted to talk for long. B...

Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pan...

76ers boot Simmons from practice, suspend him for 1 game

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons doesn’t want to play — or even practice — with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers kicked out the All-Star guard and suspended him for the season opener...

Jumping onto trucks to get to Britain: A migrant's day

CALAIS, France (AP) — Mohammad and Jaber spend every day looking for the right truck, and this afternoon it feels like it could happen. This truck seems right. They scream to their f...

UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative grou...

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics sayi...

Spanish court throws out lawsuit against US treasure hunters

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has shelved a lawsuit against American treasure hunters that accused them of having destroyed an underwater archaeological site when they looted a sunken galleon for tons...

In Ghana, Rastafarian high schooler fights to keep his hair

Tyrone Iras Marhguy had to make a difficult decision after being accepted to the high school of his choice: his faith or his education. An official at the academically elite Achimota...

Fred Goodall, umpire in stormy WIndies series, dead at 83

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand cricket umpire Fred Goodall, who was at the center of a famously ill-tempered test series between New Zealand and the West Indies in 1980, has died. He was 8...

'Squid Game' too dark for China? Cultural values justification exposes Chinese platform’s hypocrisy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will not be showing an edited version of the South Korean hit show "Squid Game" due to ideological and cultural reasons, according to a content executive a...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2021. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19...