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Confrontation of Black teen at NYC hotel under investigation

NEW YORK — A confrontation in which a man said a woman tackled his 14-year-old Black son in a New York City hotel lobby as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone is under investigation, city prosecutors said Monday.
Mexico might allow private firms to buy, distribute vaccines

Mexico might allow private firms to buy, distribute vaccines

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he is not opposed to private companies buying coronavirus vaccines to distribute to patients who want to pay for the shots.
China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

BEIJING — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble," one of her lawyers said.
Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic’s fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings crucial food imports and sending prices soaring as touris

Arkansas sheriff: 5 found slain died in murder-suicide

ATKINS, Ark. — Five female family members found dead Christmas Day in a northwest Arkansas home died in a murder-suicide, law enforcement said Monday.
Fire damages immigrant gathering spots in southwest Missouri

Fire damages immigrant gathering spots in southwest Missouri

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Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Coronavirus restrictions that have significantly limited his public appearances. Warning signals for an economy battered by pandemic-related border closings and natural disasters. The impending departure of a U.S.
Bomber to neighbour: The world is 'never going to forget me'

Bomber to neighbour: The world is 'never going to forget me'

NASHVILLE — It seemed like a friendly chat between neighbours .
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

It was clear that Loujain al-Hathloul intended to return home to Saudia Arabia to advocate for women's rights after graduating in Canada, says a friend who got to know the imprisoned activist while the two women were studying at the University of Bri
Judge rejects Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell's bail bid

Judge rejects Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell's bail bid

NEW YORK — A judge rejected a $28.