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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Apr. 09, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone their mother shares with their father, Jim. Each scrub shined engraved letters spelling out their mother’s name and the days of her birth and...

Archeologists unearth an ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

Apr. 09, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old lost city, complete with mud brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times. Noted archeologist Zahi Hawass said an Egyptian mission discovered the mortuary city in the southern province of...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

Apr. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord. Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's...

Japan to announce Fukushima water release into sea soon

Apr. 09, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has decided to dispose of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water stored in tanks at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant by releasing it into the Pacific Ocean, local media reported Friday, a conclusion widely expected but delayed for...

Explosive eruption rocks La Soufriere volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent, where evacuations ordered

Apr. 09, 2021 10:02 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Explosive eruption rocks La Soufriere volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent, where evacuations ordered.

American, Russians dock at International Space Station

Apr. 09, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A trio of Russian and American space travelers launched successfully and reached the International Space Station on Friday. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov blasted off as scheduled at 12:42 p.m. (0742...

A Russian-U.S. trio of space travelers has blasted off en route to the International Space Station

Apr. 09, 2021 03:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian-U.S. trio of space travelers has blasted off en route to the International Space Station.

Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

Apr. 09, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Few people had ever heard of Tiehm’s buckwheat when conservationists filed a petition two years ago to list the desert wildflower as an endangered species. But federal documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the rare plant at the center of a...

US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

Apr. 08, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But...

University of Kentucky mistakenly sends 500,000 acceptances

Apr. 08, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year. The school followed up with another email less than 24 hours later and apologized for...