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Ex-Myanmar leader Suu Kyi said to get six more years in prison

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Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison on Monday in a judgment that could further anger supporters of the 77-year-old Nobel peace prize laureate.

A special court inside a prison compound in the capital Naypyidaw found her guilty of four corruption charges related to a charity named after her late ...Read more

UK takes world's first step toward omicron-tailored shot

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The U.K. has granted the world’s first approval for a COVID-19 vaccine targeting a variant in a bid to sharpen its response to an evolving coronavirus.

The country’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency cleared Moderna Inc.’s bivalent mRNA booster vaccine for adults, according to a statement Monday, in a move paving the ...Read more

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Judge: Graham must testify before Fulton grand jury

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ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday denied an attempt from South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham to dodge testifying before the Fulton County special grand jury investigating meddling in Georgia’s 2020 elections.

U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May ruled that there are “considerable areas” of the grand jury’s inquiry that ...Read more

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As summer temperatures soar, people living on Denver's streets struggle to escape the heat

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DENVER — Axton Sharpe and Ryan Lawson sat among the unsanctioned tent camps lining the sidewalk about a block from the State Capitol on a 95-degree day earlier this month, explaining how they deal with Denver’s oppressive summer heat.

“Man, it’s awful, just awful,” Sharpe, 53, said from under the shade of his makeshift tarp roof. “...Read more

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Commentary: What international rankings leave out

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When attempting to make sense of the news, comparing different countries can inform how we think about political problems and possible solutions. Yet international comparisons can be quite misleading.

The World Happiness Report, an annual survey that asks people across the world how happy they are, is an illustrative case in point. The 2022 ...Read more

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His daughter with a dangerous heart condition, a top Afghan official fled the Taliban and bombs one year ago. They live in Philadelphia and a hospital is ready to operate

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PHILADELPHIA — One year ago, Haseeb Payab was in his family’s sprawling, garden-lined home in Kabul that overlooks mountains on all sides, but he was growing ever anxious despite the peaceful setting.

Payab, then deputy director general of Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency, was living with his wife, children, mother, ...Read more

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EPA action boosts grassroots momentum to reduce toxic 'forever chemicals'

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ROME, Ga. — The intake pumps that once drew 6 million gallons of water a day from the Oostanaula River now sit mostly dormant in this northwestern Georgia city.

Local officials contend that years of contamination miles upstream sent toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, into Rome’s water supply, rendering it ...Read more

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In a coastal California town, three iconic smokestacks are coming down. A community mourns

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MORRO BAY, Calif. — In this foggy Central Coast fishing town, two icons tower above everything.

One is Morro Rock, the 23-million-year-old plug of an ancient volcano, rising 576 feet out of the sea. The other is a trident of 450-foot concrete smokestacks, built half a century ago for a seaside power plant.

Together, they give Morro Bay its ...Read more

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'If they can't make it, none of them will.' These Idaho salmon may hold key to survival

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BOISE, Idaho — In less than 20 years, wild Chinook salmon may disappear. But one group nestled in Central Idaho’s rugged wilderness may be the key to the threatened species’ recovery throughout the Northwest.

Protecting salmon in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River will be especially critical for species survival, several scientists told ...Read more

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Meteor hunt: New research reveals the life and death of a space rock

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Forged at the dawn of the solar system, a fist-sized meteorite has ended its millions-mile journey, safe and secure, in the hands of Mountain View scientists.

An analysis of the glass-crusted black rock and its 600 siblings is revealing, for the first time, the life and death of meteors that streak across our nighttime skies.

“It’s like a ...Read more

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How the US toppled the world's most powerful gold trader

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In December 2018, a man in his early 30s was intercepted on arrival at Fort Lauderdale airport and taken to a room where two FBI agents sat waiting.

The target was scared and already on high alert — one of his associates had recently admitted to crimes he knew he'd also committed. Christian Trunz wasn’t a terrorist or a drug trafficker, but...Read more

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4 pedestrians struck by vehicle, 3 killed in South Shore crash that may have been intentional, officials say

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CHICAGO — At least four people were struck by a vehicle — possibly intentionally — in the South Shore area Sunday morning and three of the four later died at an area hospital, Chicago police said.

Authorities were called to the 7000 block of South Jeffery Boulevard around 5 a.m., according to an online statement from police. A sedan had ...Read more

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3 people shot in Six Flags Great America parking lot in Gurnee, authorities say

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Three people were shot and wounded Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, authorities and park officials said.

The three victims were hit by shots fired from a single vehicle that fled the scene, according to a statement by a spokeswoman for the park. Dozens of emergency vehicles responded ...Read more

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Almost 1 million residents in Michigan, including Flint, under boil water advisory after leak

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More than 930,000 people in and around Detroit have been urged to boil their water after a leak was discovered in a 120-inch transmission main that transports water from Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to residents.

Great Lakes Water Authority issued the boil water advisory Saturday for more than 23 towns, including Flint, which has been ...Read more

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Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard beaches close to swimming after shark sightings: Great white spotted 25 yards from shore

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Shark spotters have sure been busy these last few weeks along the Cape and Islands, including over the weekend as several shark alerts lit up the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app.

Multiple great white shark sightings continued to trigger beach closures on Sunday. Two beaches on Martha’s Vineyard were closed to swimming for...Read more

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Anne Heche taken off life support after organ recipient found

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LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche has been taken off life support after a viable recipient was found for her organs, People magazine confirmed Sunday, according to sister publication Entertainment Weekly.

It is currently unclear which of Heche’s organs will be donated to the unidentified recipient. The “Another World” and “Six Days Seven ...Read more

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FBI's Trump search has lawmakers asking for content of documents

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WASHINGTON — Senate Intelligence Committee leaders made a bipartisan request to the U.S. government for classified documents the FBI seized in its search of former President Donald Trump’s home, signaling growing pressure from lawmakers for details on the materials.

Sens. Mark Warner, a Democrat who chairs the committee, and Marco Rubio, ...Read more

Somalia says 13 suspected terrorists killed in US air strike

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A U.S. air strike killed 13 members of the al-Shabab Islamist terrorist group in the Hiiran region of central Somalia on Sunday, state-owned national television reported, citing Somali army officials.

U.S. air strikes previously killed four al-Shabab fighters on Aug. 9 after they attacked Somali forces, according to a U.S. Africa Command ...Read more

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Florida police officer involved in deadly crash that killed woman, authorities say

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — A driver died Sunday after a crash involving a Coconut Creek police officer, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash happened at about 4 a.m. near the intersection of West Sample Road and Lyons Road in Coconut Creek.

Margate Fire Rescue took the injured woman to a hospital where she later died, according to the ...Read more

Beijing asks New Delhi to reiterate 'One China' principle

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Beijing wants India to reaffirm the “One China” policy as it seeks to shore up regional support after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which triggered aggressive military drills by the Chinese military around the island.

“We hope that the Indian side could openly reiterate its One China policy like many other countries...Read more