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South Dakota woman sentenced in starvation death of toddler

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused in the July 2019 starvation death of a 3-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 75 years in prison. Renae Fayant, 27, and Robert Price, Jr.
Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest remaining lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds
CDC panel grapples with who needs a COVID-19 booster shot

CDC panel grapples with who needs a COVID-19 booster shot

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members wondering if the decision should be put off for a mont
Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance

Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance

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UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the harmful health effects of air pollution kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and it is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its a
Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year.
Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte.
5.9 earthquake causes some damage in Australia, no injuries

5.9 earthquake causes some damage in Australia, no injuries

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused some damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia.

Alaska man sentenced to 99 years in death of Kotzebue girl

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kotzebue man was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday in the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old whose 2018 disappearance captured national attention.
UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who should represent Afghanistan at the United Nations this month? It's a complex question with plenty of political implications.