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Pakistan opposition leader prevented from leaving country

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s ailing opposition leader, who has been charged with corruption, was turned back on Saturday at the international airport in Lahore and prevented from leaving the country, his party spokesperson said.
India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

BENGALURU, India — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdo
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

BRUSSELS — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.
Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90

Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90

LOS ANGELES — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90.
California leaving: State population declines for first time

California leaving: State population declines for first time

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID

GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID

SALEM, Ore. — A Republican state lawmaker who authorities say let violent protesters into the Oregon Capitol in December says he is ill with COVID-19. "I have a really bad case of COVID, and I’m kind of on the mend a little bit,” Rep.
4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of wilfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the p

1st week of landmark trial against opioid distributors ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors.
Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains

Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains

They're lean, they're mean and they're green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings have been rescued from subterranean storm drains along the Jersey Shore.
Man accused of killing Thai wife prosecuted for abuse in US

Man accused of killing Thai wife prosecuted for abuse in US

BANGKOK — A U.S. citizen charged with killing his pregnant Thai wife in Thailand was accused of attempting to kill what appears to be the same woman while living in Colorado in 2019.