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With moratorium over, N. Carolina towns OK LGBT protections

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights again a month since the expiration of a moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances agreed to years ago as ...

China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe

BEIJING (AP) — World Health Organization experts will visit the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019, at the start of their investigation into the origins of the pandem...

China expands lockdowns, local political conference delayed

BEIJING (AP) — Lockdowns have been expanded and a major political conference postponed in a province next to Beijing that is the scene of China’s most serious recent COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Peru's intensive care units at capacity as virus cases surge

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Covered in protective gear from head to toe, Dr. Julio Rodríguez worries about what he is seeing as he walks around the maxed-out intensive care unit of a hospital in the capital of ...

Spurs held off for 24 mins before beating 8th-tier side 5-0

CROSBY, England (AP) — Marine's part-time players had been holding off Tottenham for 20 minutes when apprentice plumber Neil Kengni spotted his chance. Some 30 yards (meters) from th...

French minister insists troops didn't bomb Mali wedding fete

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister on Sunday denied reports that its fighter jets struck civilians at a wedding party in central Mali a week ago, saying that only jihadis were targeted and hit and...

Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Helen Viola Jackson's 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Bolin w...

France seeks strategy change to reduce troops in West Africa

PARIS (AP) — As it pays tribute Thursday to its soldiers killed in Mali and faces questions over a deadly airstrike, France is considering changing its military strategy against Islamic extremists in ...

A year on, questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Navaz Ebrahim learned that a Ukrainian plane had fallen from the sky near Iran’s capital, she didn’t realize her older sister was on the flight. They had just s...

Arsenal's Mesut Özil to sign deal with Istanbul's Fenerbahce: reports

German midfielder Mesut Özil is in advanced talks to join Istanbul's Fenerbahce club, Turkish media reported on Wednesday. Özil is expected to sign a three-and-a-half year contract with the Turki...

Witnesses say 20 are killed in an airstrike in central Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike on a village in central Mali where Islamic extremists had confronted a wedding party, witnesses said Tuesday. ...

Florida legislator: Punish Mar-a-Lago for mask-free party

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida legislator wants President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club fined and closed temporarily for hosting a New Year's Eve party where few of the 500 guests wore masks ...

Vaccination campaign picks up speed around the world

The campaign to vanquish the coronavirus is picking up speed, with Britain beginning to dispense the second vaccine in its arsenal Monday, and India, the world's second-most populous country, authoriz...

UK ramps up inoculations with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Monday took another giant step in the fight against COVID-19, ramping up its immunization program by giving the first shots in the world from the vaccine created by Oxford Uni...

Coronavirus: UK rolls out Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The UK began vaccinating citizens with the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus jabamid a surge in cases. Brian Pinker, an 82-year-old dialysis patient, was the first person to receive the vaccine at a hos...