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China's economic growth surged to 18.3% as activity revived

Apr. 15, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth surged to 18.3% over a year earlier in the first quarter of this year as factory and consumer activity recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. The figures announced Friday were magnified by comparison with early 2020, when the...

Asian shares mixed as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

Apr. 15, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as jubilance over positive U.S. economic data and a Wall Street record high were tempered by caution in the region, where the coronavirus vaccine rollout has lagged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.1% to 29,674.31 in...

Montana lawmakers delay in-person meetings after virus case

Apr. 15, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature will postpone floor sessions and not meet in person after a “member of the government affairs community” tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Thursday evening press release. The individual who tested positive was...

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

Apr. 15, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charli Collier said she wrote down goals with her late father when he was hospitalized with cancer five years ago, and being selected No. 1 in the WNBA draft was one of them. She checked off that goal on Thursday night when the Dallas Wings took her with...

Clashes break out at student protest in northern Greek city

Apr. 15, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators clashed with police Thursday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki at the end of a march to protest a new law allowing the policing of university campuses. About 7,000 people participated in the march, which...

Rural Nevada counties want to reopen well ahead of June 1

Apr. 15, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials from several rural Nevada counties told a state coronavirus task force Thursday they're ready to relax restrictions and reopen businesses May 1 — well ahead of a June 1 date set by the governor, and despite a recent uptick in measurements of COVID-19 cases. ...

Creighton 3-point sharpshooter Ballock 5th starter to leave

Apr. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitch Ballock, one of the top 3-point shooters in Creighton history, will not return to the Bluejays in 2021-22. The school confirmed Thursday night that Ballock had signed with an agent and will pursue pro opportunities. Ballock,...

Iran to purchase 60M Russian vaccines as coronavirus surges

Apr. 15, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Thursday. The report quotes Iran’s ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, as saying the contract has been...

Livers not returning for extra year with Michigan

Apr. 15, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan senior Isaiah Livers is not returning for an extra year of eligibility. A team spokesman confirmed Livers' decision Thursday. At this point, guard Eli Brooks is the only Michigan player who has decided to take advantage of the extra year...

Japan's Suga comes to US for China-focused talks with Biden

Apr. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived in Washington on Thursday for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden meant to show the strength of the two nations' security alliance at a time when both are concerned with China’s growing economic and military clout. ...