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US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department dropped its case Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor charged last year with hiding work he did for the Chinese government, saying it “could no longer meet its burden of proof at
Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb went off in a crowded bazar in Pakistan's second largest city of Lahore on Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 26 others, police and rescue officials said.
Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, em
Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster
Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Biden says nation weary from COVID, but US in a better place

Biden says nation weary from COVID, but US in a better place

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that the pandemic has left Americans exhausted and demoralized but insisted at a news conference marking his first year in office that he has “outperformed” expectations in dealing with it.

Ed Littler, central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, dies

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Ed Littler, a central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 70.
UAE envoy: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack

UAE envoy: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels used cruise and ballistic missiles, in addition to drones, in an attack on Abu Dhabi this week that killed three people and set off fires at a fuel depot and an international airport, the Emira
U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse

U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse

The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school, those involved in the agreement said Wednesday.