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Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance

Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.
UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the harmful health effects of air pollution kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and it is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its a
Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year.
Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte.
5.9 earthquake causes some damage in Australia, no injuries

5.9 earthquake causes some damage in Australia, no injuries

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused some damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia.

Alaska man sentenced to 99 years in death of Kotzebue girl

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kotzebue man was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday in the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old whose 2018 disappearance captured national attention.
UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who should represent Afghanistan at the United Nations this month? It's a complex question with plenty of political implications.
Gabby Petito's boyfriend sought in Florida nature preserve

Gabby Petito's boyfriend sought in Florida nature preserve

NORTH PORT, Fla.
Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps.

Comical, topical? Party bus saves day for school field trip

BOSTON (AP) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system.