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Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Sep. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Li Zhanguo’s two children, ages 4 and 8, don’t have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. “If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don’t closely monitor their...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt, before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Beyond saying that he was a student, authorities offered no further information on his identity or...

Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartened

Sep. 20, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said. Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an...

North Carolina firefighter dies after battle with COVID-19

Sep. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina firefighter has died after battling COVID-19 for more than a month. The Durham Fire Department announced the death of 45-year-old Jeremy Klemm in a Facebook post Sunday morning. The 15-year employee died late Saturday. ...

Camden Film Festival celebrates documentaries

Sep. 19, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The Camden Film Festival, which celebrates documentaries, is wrapping up this weekend on Maine's Midcoast. The festival opened with “Becoming Cousteau,” from two-time Oscar nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, about the undersea explorer who tried...

Virginia House candidate blasted for insulting tweet

Sep. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates has apologized after tweeting a derogatory comment about the appearance of House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn that some Democrats said was an antisemitic attack. The Washington Post reports ...

Women who took MAGA hat, tore up Trump sign get probation

Sep. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation. In a video viewed millions of times...

US man who taught in China sentenced for sexual exploitation

Sep. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who taught English in China has been sentenced to nearly 42 years in federal prison for attempting to blackmail a former student into sending him pornographic images of herself. Curtis Baldwin, 48 contacted the 12-year-old via the...

Mississippi man’s podcast aims to inspire men to be ‘real’

Sep. 18, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Josh McGlawn is committed to bringing together men from all walks of life and work on their mental, emotional and spiritual development with his video podcast, Real Talk for Real Men. McGlawn is one of five Heartland Forward Builders + Backers in...

Louisiana 16-year-old is a finalist in global video contest

Sep. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BROUSSARD, La. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Anil Cacodcar sits in an eerily lit home office and makes a bold claim — “Zombies actually do exist.” It’s the main thesis of a 3-minute video he created to explain prion protein diseases in a creative and engaging way. The...