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Morocco advances to World Cup semis

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Morocco becomes first African team to reach World Cup semifinals, beats Portugal 1-0. There will be no World Cup title for Cristiano Ronaldo in what was likely his last appearance at soccer’s biggest tournament. He was…

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…