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Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child, her husband announced Wednesday.
China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong

China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong

BEIJING — China is imposing restrictions on travel to Hong Kong by some U.S. officials and others in retaliation for similar measures imposed on Chinese individuals by Washington, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. U.S.
Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for
Trump's election fight puts embattled Texas AG in spotlight

Trump's election fight puts embattled Texas AG in spotlight

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit that President Donald Trump is now calling “the big one” in his effort to overturn the outcome of the presidential election is helmed by an embattled Texas ally who is likewise trying to reverse his own skidding fortunes.
Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III says greed hinders aid to poor

Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III says greed hinders aid to poor

WASHINGTON — Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III used his farewell speech from Congress on Wednesday to deride the “great lie of our times” that the government lacks the resources and will to help people in need.
Oregon eviction protest fueled by history of gentrification

Oregon eviction protest fueled by history of gentrification

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California man charged with decapitating son, daughter

LANCASTER, Calif. — A Southern California father of four has been charged with decapitating his teenage son and 12-year-old daughter and abusing his two other boys, prosecutors said. Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr.
Pompeo unloads on US universities for China ties

Pompeo unloads on US universities for China ties

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused U.S. universities of caving to Chinese pressure to blunt or bar criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.
UN chief warns `vaccine nationalism' is moving at full speed

UN chief warns `vaccine nationalism' is moving at full speed

TANZANIA, Tanzania — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that “vaccine nationalism” is moving “at full speed,” leaving poor people around the globe watching preparations for inoculations against the coronavirus in some rich nations an
Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities

Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities

MISSION, Kan. — Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely removed from the outbreak.