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Daimler profit jumps to 4.4 billion euros, margin outlook up

Apr. 23, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German car and truck maker Daimler AG says net profit rebounded strongly to 4.4 billion euros in the first three months of the year, as the global economic rebound and robust demand for high-priced luxury vehicles fattened the bottom line. The...

Beyond the Pandemic: London's West End readies for next act

Apr. 23, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Noah Thomas saw his name in lights, and then the lights went out. The young actor was still in drama school when he was cast to play the lead role in the London West End musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” Thomas made his professional debut in...

India's hospitals desperately plea for oxygen, fire kills 13

Apr. 23, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire killed 13 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in western India early Friday as an extreme surge in coronavirus infections leaves the nation short of medical care and oxygen. India reported another global record in daily infections for a second...

Denmark tells some Syrians to leave, separating families

Apr. 23, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An email brought Faeza Satouf’s world to a standstill. The 25-year-old Syrian refugee had fled the civil war with her family in an all-too-familiar journey across the sea to Europe, where they finally arrived in Denmark and were granted...

Jill Biden to visit tribal school still teaching remotely

Apr. 23, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. (AP) — A small grade school on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation capital is ready for students to return. Staff at Hunters Point Boarding School in St. Michaels have repainted the building, upgraded the washer and dryer in the dorms, installed a...

'Look after my babies': In Ethiopia, a Tigray family's quest

Apr. 23, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

Gunfire crackled near the straw-woven home of Abraha Kinfe Gebremariam. He hoped it drowned out the cries of his wife, curled up in pain, and the newborn twin daughters wailing beside her. The violence had broken out in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region at the worst...

Grant program would boost Maine tourism, hospitality

Apr. 23, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine might create a grant program designed to help the state's tourism and hospitality industries, which have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Sen. Joe Rafferty of Kennebunk has introduced a proposal that would allow tourism...

Vocabulary, lightning round added to National Spelling Bee

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this year's pandemic-altered competition. The 96-year-old bee has in the past...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report that President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on the wealthiest investors. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose while Tokyo and Sydney retreated. Wall...

Drop in vaccine demand has some places turning down doses

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana has stopped asking the federal government for its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccine. About three-quarters of Kansas counties have turned down new shipments of the vaccine at least once over the past month. And in Mississippi, officials asked the federal...