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Stocks rise following encouraging employment data, earnings

Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday as investors reviewed encouraging jobs data and a strong batch of corporate earnings reports.8/5/2021 11:44 am

$45M mansion sale reflects hot Hawaii real estate market

HONOLULU (AP) — A San Francisco investment banker recently sold his Maui mansion to a retired hedge fund CEO and a Hollywood actress for $45 million.8/5/2021 11:44 am

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday.8/5/2021 11:42 am

House lawmaker suing Pelosi over mask rule says he has COVID

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Ralph Norman, one of the three congressional Republicans suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over fines for not wearing masks during a vote on the U.S. House floor, has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19, the second member of South Carolina's delegation to do so.8/5/2021 11:42 am

US to probe Phoenix police over abuse, force allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a widespread probe into the police force in Phoenix to examine whether officers have been using excessive force and abusing people experiencing homelessness.8/5/2021 11:41 am

Biden to sign bill awarding medals to Jan. 6 responders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pay tribute to law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection when he signs legislation on Thursday to award them Congressional Gold Medals for their service. It's the highest honor Congress can bestow. 8/5/2021 11:38 am

Justice Dept. announces probe into Phoenix police to examine if officers use excessive force or abuse homeless people

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. announces probe into Phoenix police to examine if officers use excessive force or abuse homeless people.8/5/2021 11:31 am

Resurgent wildfires in Greece burn homes, threaten monuments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A resurgent wildfire burned homes north of Athens and blazes across southern Greece forced more evacuations Thursday as weather conditions worsened and firefighters in a round-the-clock battle fought to save a former royal palace and the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. 8/5/2021 11:27 am

French will need health pass by Monday after court approval

PARIS (AP) — A French constitutional court on Thursday validated most aspects of a new law that, starting next week, requires people to carry a special COVID-19 health pass to access cafes, restaurants, long-distance travel and, in some cases, hospitals. But it struck down several measures for not meeting constitutional muster.8/5/2021 11:14 am

Coast Guard offloads $1.4 billion in drugs at Florida port

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The United States Coast Guard offloaded drugs worth more than $1.4 billion at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.8/5/2021 11:14 am

Latest World News

Troops patrol Kashmir on anniversary of statehood revocation

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces patrolled much of Indian-controlled Kashmir and ordered shops and businesses to remain open Thursday to foil a planned strike by separatists on the second anniversary of India’s revocation of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy.8/5/2021 8:46 am

Greece claims Turkey endangered migrants in Aegean accident

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's migration minister has accused neighboring Turkey of allegedly endangering migrants at sea and ignoring an agreement with the EU to stem illegal migration into Europe, citing survivor testimony from a recent boat accident in the Aegean.8/3/2021 8:07 am

Hospital bombed in southern Afghanistan as battles rage

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan said the Afghan air force bombed the facility on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others. He said the hospital was targeted because the military erroneously believed Taliban fighters were being treated there.7/31/2021 11:29 am

Clashes on Armenia-Azerbaijan border leave 3 dead, 4 wounded

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's Defense Ministry said Wednesday that three of its troops were killed and two more were wounded in clashes with Azerbaijani forces on the border between the two ex-Soviet nations, which have been locked in a decades-long tug-of-war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. 7/28/2021 1:29 pm

Even in absence, North Korea's presence felt at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea isn't at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. And therein lies a tale — one of sports and viruses, but most of all a tale of complex politics.7/28/2021 1:29 am

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group.7/27/2021 10:54 am

Philippine leader unabashedly threatens to kill drug dealers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unabashedly renewed his threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech on Monday, while defending his nonconfrontational approach in the country's territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.7/26/2021 8:09 am

US diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the coronavirus pandemic and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program.7/23/2021 12:00 pm

UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that post-Brexit trade rules it negotiated with the European Union “cannot go on” and need a major rewrite, straining already tense U.K.-EU relations and drawing a message of concern from the U.S. government.7/21/2021 12:08 pm

War's trauma apparent in portraits of Gazan children

Suzy Ishkontana, 7, clings to her new toys and clothes, but mostly to her dad. 7/21/2021 7:58 am