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Still flying at 97: Autobiography recounts WWII pilot's life

Still flying at 97: Autobiography recounts WWII pilot's life

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — If he's not airborne, there's a good chance you will find 97-year-old John Billings at his home airport in Luray, Virginia.

Biden asks US intel officials to investigate COVID-19 origin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese lab.
Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and 'Shark Tank'

Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and 'Shark Tank'

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, “Legally Blonde" and “Shark Tank," with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch. Amazon is paying $8.
8 dead in shooting at railyard serving Silicon Valley

8 dead in shooting at railyard serving Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An assailant opened fire Wednesday at a California railyard serving Silicon Valley, killing eight people. The suspect was also dead, authorities said.
Qatar pledges $500 million to support reconstruction in Gaza

Qatar pledges $500 million to support reconstruction in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Qatari government has pledged $500 million to support reconstruction in the Gaza Strip after an 11-day war between the territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel.

Mali’s transitional president resigns while in detention

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transitional president has resigned while he and the prime minister are in detention after being arrested by the military earlier this week.

Erdogan dismisses mob head's claims as 'plot' against Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said a series of severe allegations made against members of his entourage by a fugitive mafia boss were a plot against Turkey, and vowed to fight criminal gangs.
3 arrested in Italy funicular crash; clamp deactivated brake

3 arrested in Italy funicular crash; clamp deactivated brake

ROME (AP) — Police arrested three people Wednesday in the cable car disaster that killed 14 people in northern Italy, saying workers placed a clamp on the emergency brake to deactivate it as a patchwork repair - one that prevented the brake from enga
Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions

Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activist groups.
John Warner met Liz Taylor at dinner -- with Queen Elizabeth

John Warner met Liz Taylor at dinner -- with Queen Elizabeth

John Warner served for 30 years in the U.S. Senate, much of it as chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, and as a centrist Republican he established himself at the center of American politics.