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Navy blames Hawaii water contamination on jet fuel spill

Navy blames Hawaii water contamination on jet fuel spill

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy believes that contaminated tap water that went to Hawaii military households came from a one-time spill of jet fuel last month and was not caused by a leak from aging underground fuel storage tanks above an aquifer, a top Nav

Islamic State figure pleads guilty to aiding terrorist group

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Canadian citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group nearly a decade ago pleaded guilty Friday to serving as one of the organization’s more prominent English-language propagandists.
Prosecution rests in sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

Prosecution rests in sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors completed presenting their case against Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday, after a key accuser at the British socialite's sex-abuse trial testified that Maxwell and her companion, Jeffrey Epstein, forced themselves on her when s

Accidental shooting leads police to home with over 70 cats

KENSINGTON, N.H. (AP) — An accidental shooting led police in New Hampshire to a house that was overrun with more than 70 cats and was declared uninhabitable because it was covered with feline feces and urine.
AP sources: US hostage envoy visited Venezuela this week

AP sources: US hostage envoy visited Venezuela this week

MIAMI (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat quietly traveled to Venezuela this week and met with imprisoned Americans in an ongoing effort to secure release of the men the Biden administration believes are being held as bargaining chips by a top U.S.

UN appoints Biden adviser Catherine Russell to head UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment Friday of Catherine Russell, an assistant to U.S. President Joe Biden, as the next head of the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78

Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Nesmith, the singer-songwriter, author, actor-director and entrepreneur who will likely be best remembered as the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78.

'Bah-boom, bah-boom': Acorn-ucopia of food fattens squirrels

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) — Humans aren't the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic. Some squirrels are letting themselves go, too. Many squirrels are eating well this fall in New England.
Nobel Peace Prize winners call for journalist protections

Nobel Peace Prize winners call for journalist protections

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The two journalists who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize received their awards Friday during a pomp-filled ceremony in Norway, with both warning that the world needs independent reporting to counter the power of authori

4 Bulgarian parties agree to form centrist-led government

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The leaders of four Bulgarian parties on Friday said they've agreed to form a centrist-led coalition that would end a months-long political crisis, giving a country beset by economic and health problems its first regular govern