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  Story 2512 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Study: Chinook Salmon Are Key to Northwest Orcas All Year
SEATTLE (AP) — For more than a decade, Brad Hanson and other researchers have tailed the Pacific Northwest's endangered killer whales in a hard-sided inflatable boat, leaning over the edge with a standard pool skimmer to collect clues to their diet: bits of orca poop floating on the water, or fish scales sparkling just below the surface. Their work established years ago that the whales depend heavily on depleted runs of Chinook, the largest an ...
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  Story 2511 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Demonstrators defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies Friday, while the U.N. special envoy for the country called for urgent Security Council action, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed and scores were injured in the military’s worst crackdowns this week. The escalation of violence has put pressure on the world community to act to restrain the junta, which seized p ...
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  Story 2510 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Senate Dems strike jobless aid deal, relief bill OK in sight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to begin a climactic, marathon series of votes and, eventually, approval of the sweeping legislation. ...
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  Story 2509 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Breakingviews - Capital Calls: China falls back on GDP targets
FAILURE OF IMAGINATION. Premier Li Keqiang says the People’s Republic will aim to expand the economy by over 6% in 2021 during a speech to the country’s National People’s Congress on Friday morning. Such targets have historically fed industrial overcapacity and an estimated $1.5 trillion of bad debt, so the announcement is a disappointment to those who had hoped China would wean itself off growth goals, having skipped setting one last year. Nor d ...
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  Story 2508 -   Friday March 5, 2021
EU not interested in protecting Belfast peace agreement: Northern Ireland first minister
LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s first minister said that the European Union’s actions have shown that its priority is protecting the trading bloc, not the Belfast peace agreement. “What they’re only interested in is protecting their bloc, they’re not interested, as they claim to be, in protecting the Belfast agreement. If they were, they would not be taking the action that they’re taking a present,” Northern Ireland’s first minister Arle ...
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  Story 2507 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Myanmar police open fire, kill one; U.N. Security Council due to meet on crisis
(Reuters) - Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fired on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta, with the U.N. Security Council set to discuss the crisis. The violence came as the junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its U.N. mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilian ...
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  Story 2506 -   Friday March 5, 2021
US job growth likely rose in February in rebound from slump
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers likely stepped up their hiring in February as confirmed viral cases declined, consumers spent big chunks of their government aid checks and the economy appeared to be sustaining a tentative recovery. Economists have forecast that job growth reached 175,000 last month, according to data provider FactSet. That would mark a sharp improvement over an average of just 29,000 jobs a month from November through Ja ...
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  Story 2505 -   Friday March 5, 2021
US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the arrest of an Associated Press journalist, “troubling” and of “great concern.” The State Department said it’s working with other co ...
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  Story 2504 -   Friday March 5, 2021
A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians
BAGHDAD (AP) — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins. Iraq was estimated to have nearly 1.5 million Christians before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. They date back to the first centuries of the religion and include Chaldean, Syriac, Assyrian and Armenian churches. Now, church o ...
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  Story 2503 -   Thursday April 15, 2021
Reports: NY officials altered count of nursing home deaths
NEW YORK (AP) — Top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo altered a state Health Department report to obscure the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in the state’s nursing homes, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported late Thursday. The aides, including the secretary to the governor, Melissa DeRosa, pushed state health officials to edit the July report so only residents who died inside long-term care facilities, and not those who b ...
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  Story 2502 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians
BAGHDAD (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit. Iraqis were keen to welcome him and the global attention his visit will bring, with banners and posters hanging high in central Baghdad, and billboards depicting Franc ...
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  Story 2501 -   Friday March 5, 2021
Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Footage of a brutal crackdown on protests against a coup in Myanmar unleashed outrage and calls for a stronger international response Thursday, a day after 38 people were killed. Videos showed security forces shooting a person at point-blank range and chasing down and savagely beating demonstrators. Despite the shocking violence the day before, protesters returned to the streets Thursday to denounce the military’s Feb. 1 ...
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  Story 2500 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Over 60% of Russians don't want Sputnik V vaccine, see coronavirus as biological weapon: Reuters poll
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nearly two thirds of Russians are not willing to receive Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, and about the same number believe the new coronavirus was created artificially as a biological weapon, an independent pollster said on Monday. The Levada Center said a poll it conducted last month showed that 62% of people did not want to get Russia’s domestically produced vaccine, and that the highest level of reluctance was identified among ...
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  Story 2499 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Mumbai blackout no cyber attack, but 'human error': Singh
The blackout that occurred in Mumbai on October 12 was not a result of a cyber attack, but due to “human error”, said Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, RK Singh on Tuesday. The denial comes in the wake of a suggested link between the power outage in the city and a Chinese state-sponsored threat actor group known as Red Echo, which had been targeting India’s power infrastructure with malware. According to the minister, two ...
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  Story 2498 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Germany plans to extend coronavirus lockdown to March 28
German politicians are planning to extend the lockdown, but to lift some restrictions — particularly in areas with a low incidence of coronavirus cases. Formal talks on the matter take place tomorrow. Germany's national government and states are set to extend the COVID-19 lockdown by three weeks, to March 28, according to a draft document seen by DW. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Germany's states will hold discussions the measures ...
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  Story 2497 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Man jailed 28 years for raping underage girls
The Da Nang People’s Court sentenced a man to 28 years in jail on Tuesday for raping two underage daughters of his live-in partner, impregnating one. Huynh Ngoc Tan, 38, was found guilty of rape, rape of a person under 16 and molestation of a person under 16. Since 2013, Tan had been living with a woman with two daughters of her own, now aged 17 and 20. From 2014 to 2017, Tan threatened and raped both girls several times. The elder girl, w ...
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  Story 2496 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
'Superhero' delivery driver catches toddler falling from 12th-floor balcony in Vietnam
A “superhero” delivery driver in Hanoi has saved a two-year-old girl who fell from a 12th-floor balcony. Nguyen Ngoc Manh, 31, was sitting in his car waiting to make a delivery at 5pm on Sunday when he heard a child crying, he told the Anninhthudo news organisation. A woman started screaming and he stuck his head out of the window to see what was going on. He told local media in the Vietnam capital that he first thought it was a child havin ...
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  Story 2495 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more
TOKYO: Last week, about 600 people were tested for the coronavirus in the city of Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo: The Japanese government's first stab at systematic random and targeted testing that it hopes will prevent a new wave of infections. About 300 people walking in the city and another 300 at local schools were given saliva-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Compared to mass-testing drives in South Korea, China and other natio ...
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  Story 2494 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Row over who represents coup-hit Myanmar at UN
UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar's military government and the envoy sent by its toppled civilian government have launched contradictory claims over who represents the country at the United Nations, officials said on Tuesday (Mar 2). Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun spectacularly broke with the junta before the General Assembly on Friday in an emotional plea for help to restore ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The next day the military government s ...
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  Story 2493 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Myanmar police use tear gas to break up protests as ousted president faces 2 new charges
Protests against a military coup in Myanmar showed no sign of abating with more planned across the country on Wednesday (Mar 3), while Myanmar's ousted President Win Myint is said to be facing two new charges. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in several places, including the main cities of Yangon and Mandalay, and there were also reports of live ammunition being used in some places. At least 21 people have been ...
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  Story 2492 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Dutch bar owners, sex workers protest against virus lockdown
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- In a scene reminiscent of carefree cafe life before coronavirus lockdown, Peter Bender reached across one of the outdoor tables at De Ooievaar bar and placed a cup of coffee and slice of apple pie in front of one of his guests. But the coffee went cold and the pie remained uneaten at the bar in Rotterdam's historic Delfshaven neighborhood. With tough coronavirus measures shutting Dutch cafes and restaurants since m ...
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  Story 2491 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
As virus-era attacks on Asians rise, past victims look back
Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have visible scars. It's the unseen ones though that are harder to get over. Cung can’t walk through any store without constantly looking in all directions. His 6-year-old son, who now can't move one eyebrow, is afraid to sleep alone. On a Saturday evening in March, when COVID-19 panic shopping gripped the nation, Cung w ...
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  Story 2490 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Talk about your yard sale finds. A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 and $500,000 that is about to go up for auction at Sotheby's. The white bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings of flowers and other designs is about 6 inches (16 centimeters) in diameter. An antiques enthusiast came across the piece and thought it cou ...
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  Story 2489 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
MS patient sues Austria over health impact of climate change
BERLIN -- A man in Austria with a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis is taking his government to court in an effort to force it to do more against climate change, his lawyers said Tuesday. The case being filed next month before the European Court of Human Rights is supported by the environmental group Fridays for Future, which is helping to crowdfund the legal costs. It comes weeks after the Strasbourg-based court said it woul ...
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  Story 2488 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the National Health Commission, said the country has delivered 52.52 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Feb. 28. He was speaking Monday at an online forum between ...
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  Story 2487 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year's elections. All six conservative justices, appointed by Republican presidents, suggested they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down the restrictions as racially discriminatory under the landmark Voting Ri ...
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  Story 2486 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
No charges in police shooting of Black man in Kansas City
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A Kansas City police officer who shot and killed a Black man last year will not be charged in the death, the Jackson County prosecutor announced. Donnie Sanders, 47, was shot in an alley on March 12, 2020. The officer, whose name has not been released, told investigators that he thought Sanders was pointing a gun at him. Sanders had a cellphone in his pocket but was not armed, investigators said. Jackson County Prosecutor Je ...
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  Story 2485 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family's home
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. -- A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible conduct” doesn't violate Michigan law. An ethnic intimidation charge would require physical contact, property damage or threats of such activity, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. “I strongly encourage the Michigan Legislature ...
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  Story 2484 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II faces sentencing for rapes
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kellen Winslow II — once the highest-paid tight end in the NFL — could face more than a decade in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018. Winslow will appear via videoconference at the hearing Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court. He has been in custody since 2019 and was expected to be sentenced in March 2020 b ...
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  Story 2483 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
What's the status on the stimulus check timeline now? How the schedule could change
The Senate is a whole new ball game when it comes to the IRS sending your next payment, especially if the terms of the stimulus check winds up being renegotiated. Here's what could throw a wrench in the schedule. The terms of the $1,400 stimulus check could soon be back under discussion, changing the face of the third stimulus check, as well as other parts of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The Senate could start debating amendments t ...
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