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  • Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Icon Dies at 90
    2021-12-28 02:43:20 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world...

  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
    2021-12-22 19:38:15 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes wit...

  • Early History of the Alamo: Battle of the Alamo
    2021-12-22 19:29:49 UTC
    <p>The Battle of the Alamo during Texas&rsquo; war for independence from Mexico lasted thirteen days, from February 23, 1836-March 6, 1836. In December of 1835, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers had occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscan missio...

  • WHO Warns: This Virus May Never Go Away
    2021-12-22 19:27:18 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (Reuters) - The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a &ldquo;massive e...

  • Study: COVID-19 Death Toll in U.S. Worse Than Official Tally
    2021-12-22 19:26:37 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; New York City&rsquo;s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    2021-12-22 19:25:23 UTC
    <p>As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon ...

  • Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
    2021-12-22 19:22:25 UTC
    <p>(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts&rsquo; estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billi...

  • Covid Antibody Drugs Unlikely to Work Against Omicron
    2021-12-20 01:13:46 UTC
    (AP) — As strained U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge: the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work agai...

  • Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
    2021-12-19 01:38:10 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that it would pay a “high political and economic price” if it makes any militaristic moves against neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock emphasized the need to coo...

  • European Nations to Reimpose Tougher Measures to Curb Omicron
    2021-12-19 01:32:43 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown. All no...

  • Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
    2021-12-13 01:22:30 UTC
    (AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The likely blast off at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport com...

  • US Expands COVID Boosters to Age 16
    2021-12-09 22:19:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. health authorities again expanded the nation’s booster campaign Thursday, opening extra doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to several million 16- and 17-year-olds. The U.S. and many other nations already were urging adult...

  • California Will Be a Sanctuary for Women if Supreme Court Supports Abortion Ban
    2021-12-09 02:05:04 UTC
    San Francisco, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state ...

  • Will Putin Invade Ukraine? The Realities and Rationalization of the Russian strategy
    2021-12-08 01:21:12 UTC
    Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers...

  • YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
    2021-12-08 01:20:20 UTC
    A couple kiss in front of a barricade set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with police following a protest condemning the imprisonment of rap singer Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 18, 2021. Hasél was convicted of insulting the Spa...

  • Omicron: A Big Jump in Evolution of Virus
    2021-12-06 20:31:46 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a ne...

  • Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
    2021-12-02 19:33:18 UTC
    Germany to ban unvaccinated people from ‘culture and leisure nationwide’ as COVID fears worsen. Those who have yet to be vaccinated are to face additional restrictions after German leaders held talks on Thursday. The concern is mainly with ...

  • Another Step Backwards for Women: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Reversing Abortion Rights
    2021-12-01 22:14:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. Roe v. Wade, the lan...

  • WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
    2021-11-29 21:58:59 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (AP) &mdash; The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is &ldquo;very high&rdquo; based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with &ldquo;severe consequ...

  • France Is Inducting Josephine Baker Into Its Pantheon
    2021-11-29 21:56:29 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. ...

  • New Version of Coronavirus Spread to More Countries
    2021-11-28 03:50:41 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the sp...

  • Father and Son Arrested in Murder Investigation of Ahmaud Arbery
    2021-11-25 02:23:00 UTC
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was shot to death while jogging on a Sunday afternoon, Georgia investigators concluded that the facts show enough evidence to jail a white father and son on charges of felony murder and a...

  • 3 White Men Found Guilty Of Ahmaud Arbery's Murder
    2021-11-25 02:18:46 UTC
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) &mdash; Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of <a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19217"><strong>Ahmaud Arbery</strong></a>, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdi...

  • India Plans to Pass New Bill to Ban "Private Cryptocurrencies"
    2021-11-24 01:30:23 UTC
    <p>Capital, people, and the ideas they create flow to where they are treated the best. If more restrictive regimes choose to crack down on these items, free-market economies should move to the embrace them with open arms.</p><hr><p>Mumbai &ndash; ...

  • With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
    2021-11-23 23:04:05 UTC
    BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult. With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot. It is above all the stup...