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UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who should represent Afghanistan at the United Nations this month? It's a complex question with plenty of political implications.
Gabby Petito's boyfriend sought in Florida nature preserve

Gabby Petito's boyfriend sought in Florida nature preserve

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Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps.

Comical, topical? Party bus saves day for school field trip

BOSTON (AP) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system.
Libya lawmakers pass no confidence vote for transition govt

Libya lawmakers pass no confidence vote for transition govt

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the country’s transitional government, an official said, a move that throws long-waited elections late this year into further uncertainty.

IT phoned home: Storytelling box foils kindergarten thief

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location.
UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian agent in England.
Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial p
George Holliday, who filmed Rodney King video, dies of COVID

George Holliday, who filmed Rodney King video, dies of COVID

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19, a friend said Monday.
COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S.