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Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has begun hiring more agents and support staff for its criminal investigations, as the new civilian director works to correct widespread failures that surfaced last year aft...

Walgreens begins testing drone delivery in Texas

Walgreens will begin flying packages by drone to residents in a pair of Texas cities in partnership with Google’s drone-making affiliate, Wing. The companies said they will begin tes...

'Black Hawk Down' pilot Durant enters Alabama Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mike Durant, best known as the helicopter pilot shot down and held prisoner in the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident, is joining the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. ...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 4 imported infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases. In a press release issued that afternoon, the CECC announced f...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, ...

Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A man is dead after falling Tuesday from a hot air balloon mid-flight, Israeli police said. The man, in his 20s, was a crew member who had been dangling from ...

Pakistan's military: Navy blocked Indian sub from its waters

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said its navy detected and blocked an Indian submarine from entering the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea over the weekend. In a s...

Taiwan reports 1 local COVID case in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 19) reported one new local COVID-19 case. Deputy CECC chief Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) that afternoon announced fi...

LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant's widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took...

Taiwan reports zero COVID cases for 1st time since April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time since April, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 18) did not report a single local or imported COVID-19 case, nor did it announce...

Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

ABOARD THE SEABIRD (AP) — As dozens of African migrants traversed the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy white rubber boat, a small aircraft circling 1,000 feet above closely monitored their attempt to rea...

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to pro...

China launches second crewed mission to build space station

JIUQUAN, China (Reuters) -China on Saturday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts, including one woman, to the core module of a future space station where they will live and work for six months,...

Former Boeing test pilot pleads not guilty in 737 Max case

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Boeing test pilot pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he deceived regulators by withholding information about a key system that played a role in two deadly cras...