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Ukraine says 24 soldiers killed in country's east this year

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Tuesday that 24 of the country's soldiers have been killed so far this year in eastern regions where cease-fire violations have escalated in recent weeks.
Florida governor rebuts vaccine 'pay-to-play' report on CBS

Florida governor rebuts vaccine 'pay-to-play' report on CBS

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov.

UN warns over 27 million Congolese suffer from acute hunger

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Two U.N. agencies warned Tuesday that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record high representing almost one-third of the conflict-wracked African nation’s estimated population of 87 million.
Correction: Big Tree-No More story

Correction: Big Tree-No More story

KENSINGTON, N.H. — In a story April 5, 2021, about a sugar maple tree being removed, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the manager of American Forests’ National Champion Trees program. It should be Rose Tileston, not Rose Tileson.
Trade announcement: Topps will offer stock to the public

Trade announcement: Topps will offer stock to the public

In addition to its trading cards, fans will soon be able to trade company shares of Topps.
IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth to a record 6%

IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth to a record 6%

WASHINGTON — The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and vast sums of government aid will accelerate global economic growth to a record high this year in a powerful rebound from the pandemic recession, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest fore
US job openings in February reached highest rate on record

US job openings in February reached highest rate on record

WASHINGTON — The pace of job openings reached the highest level on record in February, a harbinger of healthy hiring and a hopeful sign for those looking for work.
Musician couple host concerts to fundraise for food pantry

Musician couple host concerts to fundraise for food pantry

NEW YORK — When Erin Shields belted out “Being Alive” — the showstopper from the Broadway classic “Company” — the title had extra levels of meaning.
Hashida, who wrote 'Oshin,' many other hit dramas dies at 95

Hashida, who wrote 'Oshin,' many other hit dramas dies at 95

TOKYO — Renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin," has died of lymphoma. She was 95. Hashida had been treated for the illness since earlier this year.
Prayer vigil held outside NY hospital for rapper DMX

Prayer vigil held outside NY hospital for rapper DMX

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered up prayers Monday outside the New York hospital where he remained on life support.