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Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned Friday, saying he hoped the much anticipated move will open the way for easing an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries.
UAE agrees to buy French warplanes as Macron visits Gulf

UAE agrees to buy French warplanes as Macron visits Gulf

NICE, France (AP) — France says the United Arab Emirates has purchased 80 French-made Rafale warplanes for 16 billion euros. There was no immediate confirmation of the deal from Emirati officials.
School chief: Discipline not needed for boy before shooting

School chief: Discipline not needed for boy before shooting

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.
'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that is popping up around the country, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S.
Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

MIAMI (AP) — After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of spin-off shows that are already generating a buzz, including a phenom child painter
Paris archbishop who had 'ambiguous' relationship resigns

Paris archbishop who had 'ambiguous' relationship resigns

PARIS (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Paris, who unexpectedly offered to step down last week after admitting to an “ambiguous” relationship with a woman in 2012.
US will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

US will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico to next week reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff's deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday with murder in an encounter that is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dash cam footage.
India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now

India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday confirmed its first cases of the omicron coronavirus variant in two people who traveled abroad, and a top medical expert urged people to get vaccinated.
In Denmark, a snow storm means people overnight in an IKEA

In Denmark, a snow storm means people overnight in an IKEA

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In northern Denmark, an IKEA showroom turned into a vast bedroom. Six customers and about two dozen employees were stranded by a snowstorm and spent the night in the store, sleeping in the beds that are usually on show.