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Top US official urges WHO to address sexual misconduct

Feb. 01, 2023 07:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A top U.S. health official urged the World Health Organization to address allegations reported by The Associated Press that one of its doctors repeatedly engaged in sexual misconduct. “There are many of us who stand with survivors and stand with those who identify...

Race to vaccinate rare wild monkeys gives hope for survival

Feb. 01, 2023 07:04 AM EST

SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — In a small lab nestled in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, researchers with gloved hands and masked faces cradle four tiny golden monkeys so a veterinarian can delicately slide a needle under the thin skin of each sedated animal’s belly. The next morning,...

Republican-led panel targets COVID relief dollars for review

Feb. 01, 2023 06:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people have pleaded guilty or have been convicted on federal charges of defrauding the myriad COVID-19 relief programs that Congress established in the early days of the pandemic. And more than 600 other people and entities face federal fraud charges. ...

West Virginia looking for help feeding kids during summer

Feb. 01, 2023 04:14 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia is looking for local government agencies, nonprofit groups and other organizations to help run a summer feeding program for children. The program sponsored by the Department of Education provides free meals to children in...

Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in Australia

Feb. 01, 2023 04:11 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Western Australia on Wednesday recovered a tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule that fell off a truck while being transported along a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) Outback highway last month in what an official said was like finding the needle in the...

Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2023 European tour dates, cites injury

Feb. 01, 2023 03:47 AM EST

Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the U.K. and continental Europe. Osbourne issued a statement early Wednesday saying damage to his spine suffered in an accident four years ago will prevent him from touring. “I am...

Anti-abortion activists aim to sway GOP White House hopefuls

Feb. 01, 2023 00:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the Republican Party. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the most influential group in the anti-abortion movement, is telling each...

Child hospitalized after California mountain lion attack

Jan. 31, 2023 23:53 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A child was taken to a trauma center Tuesday after being attacked by a mountain lion in rural Northern California, authorities said. The attack was reported shortly before 7 p.m. on Tunitas Creek Road in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, the...

3 adults found shot to death at home in Southern California

Jan. 31, 2023 22:45 PM EST

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were investigating Tuesday after three people were found shot to death at a home in inland Southern California. Deputies responded around 9 p.m. Monday to the two-story house near Montclair, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s...

Hong Kong bans CBD, forcing businesses to shut or revamp

Jan. 31, 2023 22:06 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong banned CBD as a “dangerous drug” and imposed harsh penalties for its possession on Wednesday, forcing fledging businesses to shut down or revamp. Supporters say CBD, or cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis plant, can help relieve stress and...