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  • One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

    LONDON (AP) — The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer full of tangled cables to find the right one.
  • Ground zero rebuilding still unfinished, 20 years later

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete.
  • Subdued 9/11 remembrances reflect Boston's invisible scars

    BOSTON (AP) — Tucked in a grove of ginkgo trees, a glass cube at Logan International Airport pays tribute to those lost aboard the two jetliners that took off from Boston and were hijacked by terrorists who flew them into the World Trade Center towers.
  • China-to-Hong Kong travelers will no longer need quarantine

    HONG KONG (AP) — Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong’s top official said Tuesday, easing curbs imposed after outbreaks of the coronavirus on the mainland.
  • The Latest: More U.S. first responders are dying of COVID-19

    UNDATED -- The resurgence of COVID-19 this summer and the national debate over vaccine requirements have created a fraught situation for the United States' first responders, who are dying in larger numbers but pushing back against mandates.
  • No stranger to plagues, Venice opens film fest with caution

    VENICE (AP) — Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark’s Square and the romance of gondola rides lies a city that centuries ago helped provide a baseline of what the world knows today about containing pandemics.
  • The secret bias hidden in mortgage-approval algorithms

    The new four-bedroom house in Charlotte, North Carolina, was Crystal Marie and Eskias McDaniels’ personal American dream, the reason they had moved to this Southern town from pricey Los Angeles a few years ago.
  • The secret bias hidden in mortgage-approval algorithms

    The new four-bedroom house in Charlotte, North Carolina, was Crystal Marie and Eskias McDaniels’ personal American dream, the reason they had moved there from pricey Los Angeles.
  • Oxygen plant among earthquake-damaged buildings in Haiti

    LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — As if Haiti’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake, a tropical storm and the coronavirus pandemic weren’t enough, the temblor damaged the only medical oxygen plant in the southern part of the country.
  • The Latest: Food agency warns of hunger in Afghan conflict

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. food agency in Afghanistan says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with 14 million people facing severe hunger following the Taliban takeover of the country.

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