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  • UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming

    Cutting the super-potent greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a new United Nations report says.
  • Cedar Rapids paid $619K to defend officer in shooting case

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend a white police officer against an excessive force lawsuit brought by a Black man he shot and paralyzed, before Iowa's second-largest city reached a landmark $8 million settlement with the man, a city spokeswoman said.
  • 3 injured in Idaho middle school shooting; suspect captured

    RIGBY, Idaho - A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school has injured three people, and a suspect is in custody.
  • UN releases $65 million to aid Ethiopia, most for Tigray

    CAMEROON, Cameroon - The United Nations announced Thursday it has released $65 million for humanitarian aid in Ethiopia, including $40 million for the Tigray region where a military operation launched in November has escalated into a war in which widespread atrocities are reported and thousands have been killed.
  • The Latest: Conference features Fauci, Francis and Aerosmith

    ROME — The Vatican is opening a three-day health conference featuring a star-studded lineup. It includes Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is leading the U.S. coronavirus response, soprano Renee Fleming, the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith.
  • Chicago suburb set to pay reparations, but not all on board

    EVANSTON, Ill. - When Teri Murray tried to buy her first home in 1968, searching this leafy college town for the perfect place, she thought she was an ideal candidate: married, steadily employed, ample savings.
  • Cypriots will need tests or inoculation to eat out, worship

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus unveiled on Thursday a phased rollback of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions over the next month, including a shortened curfew and a reopening of all schools next week.
  • Alcohol deaths in England, Wales, hit 20-year high last year

    LONDON - Alcohol-related deaths in England and Wales jumped by a fifth last year to reach their highest level in two decades, new government figures showed Thursday.
  • Russia approves single-dose version of Sputnik V vaccine

    MOSCOW - Russian authorities gave regulatory approval Thursday to a single-dose version of the country's Sputnik V vaccine, arguing that the move could accelerate the process of achieving herd immunity against the coronavirus.
  • Flash mobs in Myanmar's biggest city avoid deadly response

    BANGKOK - A flash mob of mostly young people in Myanmar’s biggest city staged a brief protest march Thursday against military rule, the latest in a series of actions aimed at reducing the chances of a deadly response by the authorities.

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