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Tue. 8:59 a.m.: 4 killed in fiery crash on Interstate 71 in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — At least four people were killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 71 in Ohio, police said. The wreck, which involved three vehicles, happened around 8 p.m. Monday in Delaware County and closed that section of highway for about four hours. The crash started when the driver of ...

Tue. 8:53 a.m.: Video shows Asian American woman assaulted on NYC street

NEW YORK (AP) — An Asian American woman was attacked by a man who repeatedly kicked her in front of witnesses who seemingly stood by, according to surveillance footage released by the New York City Police Department. The 65-year-old woman was walking in midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon ...

Tue. 8:41 a.m.: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has begun to crisscross Japan with 10,000 runners. Organizers say they are mitigating the risks, but some medical experts aren't convinced. "It is best to not hold the Olympics given the considerable risks," Dr. ...

Tue. 8:28 a.m.: World leaders call for pandemic treaty, but short on details

LONDON (AP) — More than 20 heads of government and global agencies called in a commentary published today for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness that they say will protect future generations in the wake of COVID-19. But there were few details to explain how such an agreement ...

Tue. 8:24 a.m.: China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

HONG KONG (AP) — China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong's legislature in a setback for the territory's already beleaguered democracy movement. The changes were announced today after a two-day meeting of China's top legislature. The legislature will ...

‘Captain Underpants’ spin-off pulled for ‘passive racism’

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly popular "Captain Underpants" series is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it "perpetuates passive racism." The book under scrutiny is 2010's "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk" ...