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Today in History: October 3, MLB's first Black manager

Oct. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2022. There are 89 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 3, 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles found the former football star not guilty of...

Haiti reports cholera deaths for first time in 3 years

Oct. 02, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government on Sunday announced that at least eight people have died from cholera, raising concerns about a potentially fast-spreading scenario and reviving memories of an epidemic that killed nearly 10,000 people a decade ago. The cases - the...

Robot helps with procedures at Virginia dental clinic

Oct. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach Realtor Melissa Ly said she was excited to go to the dentist in June. Even though she’d had a dental implant, it was her first time for the procedure in which the doctor was assisted by a robot. “I love technology,” she said. ...

Medical professionals prepare with wilderness training

Oct. 02, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — It was a convincing scene. A man lay in an awkward position at the base of a 50-foot drop, Upper Creek rushed through the gorge below, whitewater lapping up the rocks just a few feet from him. The man groaned as if he is in pain before a young man in a...

India launches 5G services, Modi calls it step in new era

Oct. 01, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on Saturday, calling it a “step towards the new era.” The launch in select cities will cover the entire country over the next couple of years, a government statement said. Modi launched...

China manufacturing weak, adding to economy pressure

Sep. 30, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Growth in Chinese factory activity was weak in September, export orders fell and employers cut jobs, two surveys showed Friday, adding to pressure on lackluster economic growth. A monthly purchasing managers’ index released by business news magazine Caixin fell to...

ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data

Sep. 29, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease won U.S. approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. The Food and Drug Administration...

US proposal would permit eagle deaths as renewables expand

Sep. 29, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill eagles, amid growing concern among scientists that the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the U.S. West could harm golden eagle...

Pumpkin farms adapt to improve soil, lower emissions

Sep. 29, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Illinois (AP) — This Thanksgiving, your pumpkin pie might have a lower carbon footprint. On the central Illinois farms that supply most of the world’s canned pumpkin, farmers are adopting regenerative techniques designed to reduce emissions, attract natural pollinators...

Google promises Greece 20K jobs with cloud expansion

Sep. 29, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Google announced plans Thursday to expand its cloud services infrastructure to Greece, promising to create nearly 20,000 jobs through direct investment and partnerships by the end of the decade. The move follows plans by Microsoft, announced two years ago, to...