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  • Australian Surfer Attacked and Killed by a 10-Foot Great White Shark
    Australian_surfer_attacked_and_killed_by_a_10-foot_great_white_shark 2020-06-07 16:58:16 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said. The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the ...

  • WHO Warns: This Virus May Never Go Away
    Who_warns-_this_virus_may_never_go_away 2020-05-13 21:21:26 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it. “It is important to put this on th...

  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    Covid-19-_people_roll_up_their_sleeves_to_be_injected_with_vaccines 2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...

  • California: “More People Will Be Sick, and More Will Die”
    California-_%e2%80%9cmore_people_will_be_sick__and_more_will_die%e2%80%9d 2020-04-27 01:52:09 UTC
    Southern California — Los Angeles county beaches, trails and playgrounds were closed, and officers on horseback were patrolling those areas to enforce social distancing rules. The city also opened cooling centers for people “who might not be able to survive the heat wave at home,” Mayor Eric Garc...

  • Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
    Coronavirus-_air_cleans_up_and_wild_animals_move_into_cities 2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC
    <p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of si...

  • Online Concert: Golden Gate Park Turns 150 years old
    Online_concert-_golden_gate_park_turns_150_years_old 2020-04-05 07:13:46 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco’s beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online. Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that included free museum admission, concerts and the ...

  • Holland: Van Gogh painting Spring Garden Stolen From Museum
    Holland-_van_gogh_painting_spring_garden_stolen_from_museum 2020-03-30 20:52:35 UTC
    Amsterdam — A Van Gogh painting has been stolen from a museum in the Dutch town of Laren. Police said on Monday there had been a break in at the Singer Laren Museum at 03:15 local time (02:15 GMT). The museum later announced that Van Gogh’s Spring Garden, on loan from the Groninger Museum, was ...

  • Zimbabweans Tell of Hopelessness Ahead of Fight With Coronavirus
    Zimbabweans_tell_of_hopelessness_ahead_of_fight_with_coronavirus 2020-03-30 21:01:51 UTC
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. People in one of the world’s most devastated nations are choosing daily survival over m...

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California
    Prince_harry_and_meghan_markle_move_to_california 2020-03-30 00:58:29 UTC
    After months of rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were California-bound, reports emerged Thursday that the couple recently left Canada and arrived in Los Angeles. According to People, Meghan and Harry are in a secluded compound and have not left because of the coronavirus crisis. A fr...

  • France: Merci, Stay At Home
    France-_merci__stay_at_home 2020-03-27 23:12:35 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Health workers racing to save lives as France contends with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower. The Paris landmark also had a message for the broader French public: Stay home. Lights spelled ...

  • France: No Excuse to Get Out, 1 Baguette at A Time
    France-_no_excuse_to_get_out__1_baguette_at_a_time 2020-03-26 15:53:36 UTC
    LE VESINET, France (AP) — In France, the fight against COVID-19 is being waged one baguette at a time. No longer just a mere staple, the iconic loaf and the French daily ritual of buying it have become loaded with moral, civic and public health considerations that could never have been imagine...

  • Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
    Microsoft_co-founder_bill_gates_is_stepping_down_from_company%e2%80%99s_board_to_focus_on_philanthropy 2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC
    <p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company&rsquo;s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft&rsquo;s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually s...

  • Warm Winter: Germany’s Vineyards Will Produce No Ice Wine
    Warm_winter-_germany%e2%80%99s_vineyards_will_produce_no_ice_wine 2020-03-13 19:45:47 UTC
    <p>FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) &mdash; A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country&rsquo;s fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine &mdash; a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine.&nbsp;</p><p>The...

  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    World_health_organization_declares_coronavirus_crisis_is_now_a_pandemic 2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming l...

  • You Don't Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home in US
    You_don't_need_a_20__down_payment_to_buy_a_home_in_us 2020-03-10 19:48:35 UTC
    Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved for a down payment is holding them back from homeownership, but 62% of Americans incorrectly believe you have to have at least 20% of a home’s purchase p...

  • Italy Hopes of Not Becoming Next Epicenter of Spreading Coronavirus
    Italy_hopes_of_not_becoming_next_epicenter_of_spreading_coronavirus 2020-03-10 17:46:24 UTC
    ROME (AP) — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that life in China is edging back to norma...

  • Passengers to Be Let Off Princess Cruise in Oakland
    Passengers_to_be_let_off_princess_cruise_in_oakland 2020-03-10 17:28:18 UTC
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Gran...

  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    Billionaire_can't_recall_why_he_bought_pablo_picasso_paintings 2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC
    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a pr...

  • New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
    New_hope_in_virus_outbreak_in_china-_fall_in_new_cases 2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China. Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva. He says it is reassur...

  • Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
    Bird_numbers_plunge_in_u.s._and_canada_with_people_to_blame 2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. People are to blame, the resea...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    Hurricane_dorian_shows_we_are_losing_the_fight_against_global_warming 2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
    As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Th...

  • Drowned Man’s Mother Feels a Hole That “Nobody Can Fill”
    Drowned_man%e2%80%99s_mother_feels_a_hole_that_%e2%80%9cnobody_can_fill%e2%80%9d 2019-06-26 18:04:49 UTC
    SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that “nobody can fill.” Rosa Ramírez says she begged Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez not to leave, and if he had to, to leave ...

  • Japan Eats Whale Despite Environmental Concerns
    Japan_eats_whale_despite_environmental_concerns 2019-06-24 04:59:19 UTC
    MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is ...

  • Mozambique's Cyclone Survivors Face Cholera
    Mozambique's_cyclone_survivors_face_cholera 2019-03-27 17:36:23 UTC
    BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai. Thousands of people were trapped for more than a ...

  • China’s Population to Reach 1.442 Billion in 2029
    China%e2%80%99s_population_to_reach_1.442_billion_in_2029 2019-01-06 05:03:07 UTC
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday. The world’s most populous country must now draw up policies to try to cope with a...