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WHO: COVID still an emergency but nearing 'inflection' point

Jan. 30, 2023 05:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The coronavirus remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Monday, after a key advisory panel found the pandemic may be nearing an “inflexion point” where higher levels of immunity can lower virus-related deaths. Speaking at the...

Russian embassy says North Korea lifted lockdown in capital

Jan. 30, 2023 05:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russia’s embassy in North Korea says the country has eased stringent epidemic controls in capital Pyongyang that were placed during the past five days to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses. North Korea has not officially acknowledged a lockdown in...

3 kids taken in Nebraska carjacking found with frostbite

Jan. 29, 2023 18:54 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Three young children were being treated for frostbite in Nebraska Sunday after police said two suspects stole an SUV while they were inside. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, when temperatures were around 0 degrees, a man reported that his 2012 Chevrolet Traverse had...

Missouri mom convicted of killing her infant twins

Jan. 29, 2023 17:10 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri mother who reported that her infant twins were stillborn has been convicted of manslaughter. Maya Caston, 28, was convicted Friday of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...

Kansas firefighters find man on fire in Walmart bathroom

Jan. 29, 2023 15:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas firefighters found a man on fire inside a restroom at a Walmart store this weekend. Topeka city spokeswoman Gretchen Spiker told the Topeka Capital-Journal that firefighters found the man when they went to a Walmart Neighborhood Market around 8:15 p.m....

Baby girl found abandoned in Florida an hour after birth

Jan. 29, 2023 15:07 PM EST

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities found a newborn girl wrapped in a blanket and still attached to a placenta on a hill outside a trailer park early Saturday morning. Polk County deputies responding to a call about a baby crying outside near Mulberry, east of Tampa, found...

Puerto Rico's southern region fights for cleaner air, water

Jan. 29, 2023 11:30 AM EST

SALINAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shuttered windows are a permanent fixture in Salinas, an industrial town on Puerto Rico’s southeast coast that is considered one of the U.S. territory’s most contaminated regions. For years, toxic ash and noxious chemicals from coal-fired and...

Experts urge better opioid rescue drug access to save lives

Jan. 29, 2023 10:24 AM EST

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jessie Blanchard started small nearly five years ago, just trying to get enough of the rescue drug naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses to keep her daughter from dying from an overdose. She pleaded with colleagues at the college where she’s an adjunct...

Stafford girl remains chipper in face of bone marrow failure

Jan. 29, 2023 09:05 AM EST

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Elliott Domaleski was watching “The Muppet Christmas Carol” when she saw Tiny Tim’s crutch, propped up in the corner by itself. Most 5-year-olds probably wouldn’t have given the image a second thought. But Elliott’s young life has...

China announces resumption of visas for Japanese

Jan. 29, 2023 04:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — China announced it was resuming issuing visas for Japanese travelers beginning Sunday, ending its nearly three-week suspension in an apparent protest of Tokyo's tougher COVID-19 entry requirements for tourists from China. The decision was announced in a statement...