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  • Thailand wants to buy more vaccines as surge worsens

    BANGKOK - Thailand's prime minister said he wants to secure more vaccines for his country and give as many first doses as possible, as it battles a surge of the pandemic with Bangkok reporting a record number of cases.
  • Former acting Defence chief to testify on Jan. 6 response

    WASHINGTON - Former acting Defence Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centred on the insurrection.
  • Gaetz, Greene take mantle of Trump's populism at rally

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. - U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, two of the Republican Party's most controversial figures, kicked off their “America First Rally" roadshow Friday with a Trump-centric revival of sorts for the MAGA faithful at a Florida retirement community.
  • NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through planet's thin air

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air.
  • Deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A bloody, hour-long gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum echoed into Friday, with authorities saying the police killed two dozen criminals while residents and activists claimed human rights abuses and a Supreme Court justice hinted at an investigation.
  • AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

    Weak jobs report spurs new arguments over big fed spending
  • Rachel Zoll, much-admired AP religion writer, dead at 55

    Rachel Zoll, who for 17 years as religion writer for The Associated Press endeared herself to colleagues, competitors and sources with her warm heart and world-class reporting skills, died Friday in Amherst, Massachusetts, after a three-year bout with brain cancer. She was 55.
  • Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90

    LOS ANGELES - Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90.
  • US allows diplomats, embassy families to leave Nepal

    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Friday it is allowing non-essential diplomats and the families of all American staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu to leave Nepal at government expense due a surge in coronavirus cases.
  • Stefanik's rise toward leadership job irks conservatives

    WASHINGTON - Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that's unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future.

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