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Federal judge celebrates 40 years on bench in Minnesota

Dec. 11, 2021 01:10 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Paul Magnuson was well into his career as an attorney in South St. Paul when U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, R-Minn., called one day with a job offer. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Devitt had decided to step back from full-time duty, Durenberger told Magnuson,...

China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025

Dec. 01, 2021 02:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is launching an aggressive campaign to promote Mandarin, saying 85% of its citizens will use the national language by 2025. The move appears to put threatened Chinese regional dialects such as Cantonese and Hokkien under even greater pressure,...

Pakistan's Lahore becomes world's 3rd most polluted city

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said. The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses. ...

Russia resumes flights with more countries amid COVID surge

Nov. 16, 2021 09:20 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mongolia starting Dec. 1. The government coronavirus task force said Russia will also lift the remaining restrictions on flights to Cuba, Mexico...

Study: 10 UNESCO forests emit more C02 than they soak up

Oct. 28, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Sites containing some of the world’s most treasured forests, including the Yosemite National Park and Indonesia's Sumatra rainforest, have been emitting more heat-trapping carbon dioxide than they have absorbed in recent years, a U.N.-backed report said. ...