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North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.
California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov.
Mickelson decides not to defend title at PGA Championship

Mickelson decides not to defend title at PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson withdrew Friday from the PGA Championship, electing to extend his hiatus from golf following his incendiary comments about a Saudi-funded rival league he supports and the PGA Tour he accused of greed.
Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an o
UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' long-ailing ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government announced in a brief statement. He was 73.
Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

BERLIN (AP) — An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered a Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said.
Live updates| German leader has long phone call with Putin

Live updates| German leader has long phone call with Putin

VIENNA — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone, the first time the two have spoken since late March.
Leader says Turkey opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

Leader says Turkey opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

HELSINKI (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating that Turkey could use its status as a member of the Western military alliance to veto moves to a
Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian soldier went on trial in Ukraine on Friday for the killing of an unarmed civilian, marking the first time a member of the Russian military has been prosecuted for a war crime during the 11-week conflict.
Louisiana House removes murder charge from abortion bill

Louisiana House removes murder charge from abortion bill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana women who have abortions will not be subject to murder or other criminal charges after legislators revamped an abortion bill Thursday night.