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Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by 2030

Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by 2030

TOKYO — Japan's prime minister announced on Thursday an ambitious new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, hours before he was to join a virtual climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.
US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
Nearly 1,500 reported arrested at Navalny rallies in Russia

Nearly 1,500 reported arrested at Navalny rallies in Russia

MOSCOW — Police arrested nearly 1,500 people Wednesday during a day of demonstrations throughout Russia calling for freedom for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose health reportedly is in severe decline after three weeks of hunger stri
Police kill Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who attacked 2 with knife

Police kill Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who attacked 2 with knife

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Body camera footage from other officers released Wednesday in the fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager who charged at two people with a knife, showed a chaotic scene that happened within minutes of the verdict in

Passenger survives being hit in the head by flying turtle

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.
Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high 314K virus cases

Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high 314K virus cases

NEW DELHI — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hosp
Relief after verdict in Floyd killing, but what comes next?

Relief after verdict in Floyd killing, but what comes next?

NEW YORK — When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding.
Bombing in hotel parking lot kills at least 4 in SW Pakistan

Bombing in hotel parking lot kills at least 4 in SW Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan — A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding at least nine others, police said.
Garland announces sweeping police probe after Floyd verdict

Garland announces sweeping police probe after Floyd verdict

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday.