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UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short

Oct. 25, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said in a report published Monday. ...

Portland murders apparently break record; 2 dead in Old Town

Oct. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say two people were killed at an Old Town apartment building on Sunday, and a man was detained as an investigation continues. The Oregonian reports that Sunday’s killings would bring the city’s homicide toll to 71 this year,...

Castellanos scores 2 goals, NYCFC beats DC United 6-0

Oct. 23, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thiago Andrade scored 36 seconds into the game, Valentín Castellanos added two goals and New York City FC set a franchise record for goals in its 6-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday night. Malte Amundsen ran onto a through ball by Santiago Rodríguez...

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

Oct. 23, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days aimed at stemming the sharp surge in cases. The national coronavirus task force said Saturday that 1,075 people had...

Ukraine sees new record high in virus deaths, infections

Oct. 23, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe's lowest shares of vaccinated people. Ukrainian health authorities reported 23,785 new...

On Nov. 1, no GM plants will be closed due to chip shortage

Oct. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the first time in eight months, the global shortage of computer chips won’t force General Motors to close any North American factories. The company said Friday that starting Nov. 1, all plants that had been closed on and off since February because...

Russia's infections, deaths soar to new record high

Oct. 22, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Russia climbed on Friday to another pandemic record high, putting an additional strain on the country's health care system. The government coronavirus task force reported 37,141 new infections and 1,064 deaths in the...

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 squeaks to new record high

Oct. 21, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

Asian shares were mixed Friday after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Sydney and Shanghai. An official newspaper, the Securities Times, said China...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Oct. 21, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

A wave of buying in the last hour of trading left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street, enough for the S&P 500 to beat the record high close it set in early September. The market had spent most of the day wobbling between gains and losses Thursday. Technology...

NC’s transportation dept. collects a record amount of trash

Oct. 21, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it has set an annual record for the amount of trash collected along state roads and highways — and the year isn’t over yet. More than 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of litter have...