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NATO to match US troop pullout from Afghanistan

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance has agreed to withdraw its roughly 7,000 forces from Afghanistan to match U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to pull all American troops from the…

Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner

ISTANBUL (AP) — A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment. The pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to…

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders.

Rare white tiger born in Nicaraguan zoo

Veterinarians are caring for the first white tiger born in captivity in Nicaragua. Nieve, who is just 9 days old, was rejected by its mother at the national zoo of Nicaragua after she was unable to produce milk. To keep…

AP PHOTOS: Scenes of violence at U.S. Capitol shock world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-Trump protesters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, violently clashing with law enforcement as lawmakers were gathered inside to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election. Law enforcement instructed lawmakers to retrieve masks from…

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health. District Judge Vanessa…

First COVID vaccine administered in the UK

UK health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine today, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. The first recipient was Margaret…

Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency…

Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers. The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door…