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UN urges warring parties to halt fighting for vaccinations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained humanitarian pause” to enable the unhinde...

Tennessee: Vaccines stolen, given to children in 1 county

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top health officials revealed Friday the state has requested federal law enforcement to investigate alleged theft of coronavirus vaccine doses in the state's most p...

Football schools? Ohio State, Alabama thriving in hoops, too

Ohio State and Alabama competing for a national championship is hardly an unusual occurrence for either school. It just tends to happen in football. Six weeks after the Crimson Tide'...

US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved an operation to kill or capture a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. int...

US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share data

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States praised Tanzania on Friday for finally acknowledging the resurgence of COVID-19 after claiming for months it had defeated the pandemic through prayer. But the U...

Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, March 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Man...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, March 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Manag...

Report questions claim Palestinian was shot in self-defense

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An international research group examining the fatal shooting of a Palestinian motorist challenged Israeli self-defense claims, saying the man had emerged from his car after it ...

Berlin man convicted over threat to blow up British hospital

BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old Italian man was convicted Friday of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ...

Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather to debate e...

Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials a...

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January in a sign that the economy may be making a tentative recovery from...

City where Trayvon Martin died seeks racial injustice reform

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Commissioners in the city where Black teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer nine years ago Friday have agreed to form an advisory committee to study...

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds...

German radio station apologies for remarks about K-pop's BTS

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice of words had gone too far but was in ...