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politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:45 AM

FDA official: Booster announcements coming Wednesday

U.S. regulators expect to rule Wednesday on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:39 AM

Maldives minister: Failure to limit warming a death sentence

The Maldives' environment minister says a failure to limit global warming could mean a “death sentence” for small island nations, including the...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:17 AM

EU chief says key to energy crisis is pushing Green Deal

The European Union’s top official is exhorting the bloc's 27 nations to wean themselves off natural gas not only to speed the transition to clean...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:10 AM

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over former Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he hopes to win...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:06 AM

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

A federal judge has ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:04 AM

Credit Suisse faces penalties over Mozambique loan deals

Credit Suisse has announced settlements totaling nearly $700 million with British, Swiss and U.S. authorities over lending to Mozambique...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:04 AM

Serbia introduces evening COVID passes amid infection surge

Serbia has introduced COVID passes for indoor venues in late evening hours following weeks of surging infections and relatively low vaccination rates

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 11:01 AM

Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced in death of 911 caller

A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report that she heard a possible rape happening...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 10:59 AM

Auditor: Iowa's privatized Medicaid illegally denies care

A state audit finds that Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system has illegally denied services or care to program recipients, and both private insurance...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 10:54 AM

Spanish court rules to extradite Venezuela spy chief to US

A Spanish court has ordered the extradition of a former Venezuelan spy chief to the United States where he is wanted on charges of drug trafficking...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 10:49 AM

Gates Foundation to spend $120M on access for COVID-19 pill

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 10:45 AM

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize, in a clear slap at President...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 10:34 AM

Giuliani associate decides not to testify at criminal trial

An associate of Rudy Giuliani has told a federal judge that he will not testify at his own trial

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 10:13 AM

Atlanta police: Woman, killer dead after high-rise shootout

Police in Atlanta say a woman is dead and a suspected gunman has been killed inside a high-rise apartment after a shootout with officers

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 9:51 AM

'Black Hawk Down' pilot Durant enters Alabama Senate race

A military veteran best known as the helicopter pilot who was shot down and held prisoner in the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident is joining the...

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 9:51 AM

France to announce sanctions amid fishing dispute with UK

France says it will announce potential sanctions over energy prices and trade “by the end of the week” in its fishing dispute with the United Kingdom

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 9:43 AM

Australia branded worst climate performer ahead of UN summit

A think tank says Australia is the worst climate performer among comparable developed countries

politics / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 8:30 AM

Democrats warn against family leave cuts from spending bill

More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program in his...

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