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Gold mining site blast reportedly kills 59 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A strong explosion near a gold mining site in southwestern Burkina Faso killed 59 people and injured more than 100 others Monday, the national broadcaster and witnesses reported.

Big ol' treehouse creates backyard battle royal on Seacoast

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A treehouse is causing trouble on New Hampshire's Seacoast. The parents of an 8-year-old boy say they checked with neighbors before building a treehouse, and there were no objections.
US says Russia closer to invading Ukraine, agrees to meeting

US says Russia closer to invading Ukraine, agrees to meeting

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Sunday rescinded earlier pledges to pull tens of thousands of its troops back from Ukraine's northern border, a move that U.S.
Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls on Putin to meet as tensions soar

Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls on Putin to meet as tensions soar

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, facing a sharp spike in violence in and around territory held by Russia-backed rebels and increasingly dire warnings that Russia plans to invade, on Saturday called for Russian President Vladimir

MassDOT busy retrieving traffic cones tossed into river

BOSTON (AP) — People keep tossing traffic cones in the Charles River. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation keeps retrieving them.
Michigan woman turning 100 adds another tattoo

Michigan woman turning 100 adds another tattoo

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman soon will celebrate a milestone birthday. How old? Look at her decorative upper arm. Gloria Weberg has “NY NY 1922” tattooed on her left arm, the year and place of her birth.
Hong Kong reports more than 6,000 new cases in virus surge

Hong Kong reports more than 6,000 new cases in virus surge

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong reported 15 coronavirus deaths and more than 6,000 confirmed cases for a second day in a surge the Chinese territory’s leader says its overwhelming hospitals.
Biden is 'convinced' Putin has decided to invade Ukraine

Biden is 'convinced' Putin has decided to invade Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S.
Kim Potter sentenced to 2 years in Daunte Wright's death

Kim Potter sentenced to 2 years in Daunte Wright's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Potter , the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she fatally shot Daunte Wright , was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.
Nebraska state senator to resign amid accusations from aide

Nebraska state senator to resign amid accusations from aide

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen.